Charlie Pahlman Memorial

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Charlie catching up on Mekong issues with Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance, Thailand 1999

Charlie catching up on Mekong issues with Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliance, Thailand 1999

Charlie Pahlman loved the Mekong River, its people and ecology. During the time he lived in Thailand and Laos, he developed a rich understanding of the threats facing the communities in the region. When people talked of development, Charlie would ask, "development of what and for whom?" Charlie recognised that the people living along the Mekong River and its tributaries have a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise that is in tune with the ebb and flow of the rivers' seasons. Charlie was not against change, but always fought for the rights of local people to determine their futures.

While he worked with a number of organisations in Thailand and Laos, Charlie was particularly passionate about encouraging people in Australia to think about the impact of their actions on people elsewhere in the world.

The Charlie Pahlman Memorial Account has been established by the Australian Mekong Resources Centre (AMRC) of Sydney University to further the objectives Charlie worked towards in the Mekong region. Charlie worked closely with the AMRC.  A reference group of Charlie’s friends and colleagues has been established to advise the AMRC on how the funds should be deployed.

Donation form to the Charlie Pahlman Memorial Account (at AMRC)

Australian Mekong Resources Centre (AMRC) Website 

Last update: 08/05/2006

Contact:  
This will go to Andrew (Charlie's brother) and Anna-marie (tech support). 
Mailing address: 36 Upper Cliff Road, Northwood, 2066, NSW.