Mekong Youth Diplomacy Simulation

Mekong Youth Diplomacy Simulation

Posted at: 14 Dec 2023

About the Program

The Mekong Youth Diplomacy Simulation immerses participants in skill-building simulations taking place both in person and virtually. During the role-playing exercise to manage the Mekong River’s water resources, participants will learn about the practical side of diplomacy, develop negotiation and conflict management skills, and practice collaborating with partners who have a diversity of values, interests, and perspectives.


Eligible participants must be:

  • Cambodian citizens residing in Phnom Penh, Battambang, or Siem Reap
  • Interested in global issues including the Mekong’s environmental crisis
  • Aged 18-25 at time of application
  • Full-time undergraduate students in college/university
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Willing to actively participate in an intensive training and fully take part in the simulation


The participants will gain the following:

  • Knowledge about the Mekong 
  • Introduction to diplomacy 
  • Confidence in negotiation
  • Understanding the roles of governments, civil society, and individuals, …in tackling the Mekong’s environmental issues
  • Certificate of participation 
  • A chance to be selected to attend the Diplomacy Simulation Summit

Project Timelines:

  • January 2024: Shortlist and Interview
  • February - April 2024: Training Session, Mock Simulation and In-Person Simulation in Siem Reap
  • May 2024: Selected Participants to attend the Diplomacy Simulation Summit

How to Apply

Applicant can apply by complete the online application:

Application Period

The Application deadline is on December 25, 2023.

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