The Mekong Club awarded Pubic Affairs Asia Award

The Mekong Club, was awarded the Public Affairs Asia (PAA) Gold Standard Award 2019 in the Thought Leadership category for their work in “harnessing technology to end modern slavery”. Their work includes a number of innovative uses of technology, included Apprise.


The PAA Gold Standard Award recognises NGOs, corporations, government bodies, etc. in Asia-Pacific that have shown excellence in various categories. The Thought Leadership category awards achievements in the development of a unique point of view, a new industry insight or a piece of research that raised an individual or organisation’s profile in a way that enhanced its influence or expanded opportunities to reach new stakeholders. The judges are comprised of social justice experts that have professional and/or personal experience in the matter.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Mekong Club: Phoebe Ewen, Program Director at phoebe.ewen@themekongclub.org

About The Mekong Club

The Mekong Club is an anti-slavery non-profit with a focus on business engagement. The vision of the Mekong Club is to harness the power of the private sector to change business practice in a way that will significantly reduce modern slavery, and to act as a catalyst for change, engaging and inspiring corporations to lead in the fight against this global crime. The Mekong Club works with companies from several sectors through a business association model and has delivered several tools to support anti-slavery efforts across global supply chains.

Apprise was developed by the United Nations University Institute in Macau in collaboration with The Mekong Club. 
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