TEI uses a three-pronged strategy composed of capacity building, advocacy activities and tools and regional and global networking to enhance the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and mass media in Southeast Asia and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), i.e., Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan province of China, by way of providing technical support, convening a series of action-oriented regional workshops/dialogues and preparing governance-related toolkits in order to enhance communication and strengthen capacity of civil society in GMS and Southeast Asian countries on environmental governance.
Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration (1992) recognizes that environmental problems are best solved with access to information, public participation and access to justice (together called “access rights”). The Access Initiative (TAI) takes environmental access rights to be an entry point in the pursuance of good governance and democracy and thereby promoting human rights. Moreover, stakeholders increasingly and actively engaged in our regional and global networks will add a significant value of good governance contributing to sustainable development in the Southeast Asia and GMS.
January 2011 – December 2015 (5 years)