Held in Bangkok on 24-27 May 2016, the ‘SEA process, tools and lessons from the lower Mekong region energy sector’ workshop was organized by Pact Thailand as part of its Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Environment and Water Pillar Training Program (PTP). The workshop had two objectives:
The program trained 30 senior technical staff from Mekong government ministries in Strategic Environmental Assessment and its use as a strategic planning tool in environment and natural resources, economic planning, energy, mining, and transport sectors. Team leader Dr Jeremy Carew-Reid developed and delivered the SEA training course. Modules included case study analysis from the Mekong region and lessons on process and methodology. Facilitated plenaries, group exercises, lectures, panel discussions, and mixed media help to guide learning and build understanding amongst participants.