Myanmar-ICIMOD Day is being organized on 25 March 2015 in Nay Pi Taw, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Forestry (MoECAF), Government of Myanmar.
Myanmar is a founding member of ICIMOD and instrumental in supporting the Centre’s mission and vision. The ICIMOD Day event will provide an opportunity for introducing ICIMOD and its programmes to development partners in Myanmar and for exploring potential partnerships. It will also help mobilize support for addressing sustainable development challenges in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, as well as serve as a platform for mutual learning, sharing, and networking among the national partners. During the event, ICIMOD’s partners in Myanmar will showcase their work for increased ownership and visibility as well as to expand partnerships.
Participants will include representatives from a wide range of partner organizations in Myanmar, such as ministries and government departments, non-governmental organizations, academic and research organizations, community-based organizations and development partners.
It is expected that Myanmar-ICIMOD Day will further strengthen collaboration between ICIMOD and Myanmar for the implementation of MTAP-III. The event will help expand partnerships and foster new linkages between ICIMOD and national institutions, particularly aligning with national priority programmes. These include, but are not limited to, adaptation to climate change for improving rural livelihoods; ecotourism and watershed development; ecosystem services assessment and transboundary landscape conservation; REDD plus payment mechanism; regional flood information system and early warning system; development of a national GIS system and geospatial platform, climate information system, Himalayan University Consortium, and knowledge networking and private sector engagement. The event is also expected to strengthen ties between partner organizations and ICIMOD for improved coordination, communication and working modalities in Myanmar.