Meach Mean (Cambodia)

Mean Mean was born in an ethnic Phnong village alongside the Sekong River in Northern Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge. His earliest childhood memories do not resemble a childhood most of us could recognize.

Struggling to survive through years of forced labor, starvation, and incessant bombing, Mean managed to begin working at the Cambodian Department of Environment in 1996 . As he gained more knowledge about the environment and the impact of harmful development projects, Mean’s interest shifted to environmental activism.

Indigenous Futures Submerged by Dams

In two looming hydropower dam projects in Cambodia, indigenous communities await their fate. They face forced evictions and loss of the lands, rivers, forests, soil, . . .