FIFTH GREEN ECONOMY GREEN GROWTH,
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
Green Economy Green Growth (not for profit) Association
Greening of Economic Growth: Challenges and Opportunities
—The Urgency of NOW and HOW for Transformational Paradigm Change—
Nay Pyi Taw Segment, MICC 2.
29 & 30 November 2016
Yangon Segment, (Yangon University)
Co-Hosted by Yangon University
Contributing to the 96th. Anniversary Celebrations of the University
6 December 2016
Greening of Cities and Universities
FIRST PRACTICE EVENTS
Open to the Public
“Green Living — Healthy Living”
Yangon, GEGG Center of Excellence, DRI Ministry of Education, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Yankin Township
3 to 5 December 2016
Myanmar Green Fashion Designs Show and Competition Extravaganza
With Live TV coverage
6 & 9 December 2016, [7.00 PM to 9.30 PM]
At Yangon University, Recreation Center
IN COLLABORATION WITH AND THE SUPPORT OF
Ministry of Education,
Ministry of Construction,
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Irrigation,
Ministry of Planning and Finance
UNDP; UNEP; WWF; SkyNet; UMFCCI (Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry); MES (Myanmar Engineering Society); Krislite;
Tun Foundation; MCC Solutions Group;
For the Myanmar Green Fashion Designs Show and Competition
Myanmar Fashion Designers Group; Talents & Models; Khit Sann Yin Inle Silk, Makeup Khin San Win; Tokyo Enterprise; Golden Bell Family Jewelry; La Source Spa; Ponds Company.
(TO BE EXPANDED)
The Fifth GEGG Forum, organized by MONREC and Green Economy Green Growth (not for profit) Association with the overarching theme of Greening of Economic Growth: Challenges and Opportunities — -The Urgency of NOW and HOW for Transformational Paradigm Change– – was an extensive and intensive 7-Day Event, beginning on the 29 November 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw with the Inaugural Opening Address by H.E U Htin Kyaw, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The President’s Address, in Myanmar and English, is posted in the website www. geggmyanmar.org. The H.E U Ohn Win, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation warmly welcomed the participants.
The Keynote Speech was given by H.E Madam Wakako Hironaka, Director-General, Global Environment Action; Former Environment Minister Japan; Former Chair, Diet Committee on Fundamental National Policies,
The Eminent Persons’ Greetings were warmly conveyed by H.E Ambassadors Karen MacArthur (Canada); Vikram Misri (India); and Tonne Tinnes (Norway),
Almost 500 attended the Nay Pyi Taw Segment, with nearly 100 from 14 regions of the country that included 10 Regional Ministers. There were over 100 international and national speakers who took part and spoke at Roundtables and Parallel Sessions. The Forum Programme content addressed policies, strategies, financing, technologies, best management practices, education, capacity building and international cooperation to promote green economy green growth and provided a comprehensive agenda for discourse on pertinent state of the art knowledge and application. The structure and format with diverse international and national speakers from business, industry, government, academia, research institutions and CSOs fostered and enabled new opportunities for dialogue and cooperation.
The Yangon Segment on 6 December was co-hosted by and held at Yangon University to contribute to the 96 th Anniversary of Yangon University. The Chief Minister of Yangon Government Opened the Segment and the U Win Khaing Moe on behalf of the Union Minister of Education and the Rector of Yangon University Prof. Dr. Pho Kaung and U Tin Win Aung, GEGG Board member on behalf of U Thein Tun Welcomed the participants. H.E Nyi Nyi Aung, Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Shan State Government Closed the Yangon Segment H.E Kirsten F. Bauer, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy Greeted the participants and the Eminent Keynote Speaker was H. E Pro. Dr. Than Nyun, Former Chairman / Minister Myanmar Public service Commission, Deputy Minister of Education; Rector Yangon Institute of Economics
Underscoring GEGG (not for profit) Association’s strategy to Promote Policies and Practices for Greening with Public Private Partnerships, (PPP-G with PPP), two Practice Events were organized.
The shows and competition held at Yangon University Recreational Center, was extensively covered by the media, especially TV, with the largest LED screen available and over 1000 audience, many students, by invitation.
The underlying message of green living is healthy living and need to be practiced by all and in homes and work places was well communicated. The show and competition were very effective mechanisms for increasing awareness on the many means for saving resources and the accompanying health, social, economic and ecological benefits.
The President stated that “this Forum is important and timely as it intends to cover measures needed to address the challenges and issues if we are to change current trend and bring about green economy into existence and the need for a fast transition towards low-carbon and clean energy, as internationally recognized and pursued by governments and private sector, as a major policy and strategy commitment that needs to be undertaken and implemented with urgency.” The transition pathways articulated include:
The Welcome Remarks by H.U Ohn Win, Union Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation stated that the Fifth Forum reflects the Ministry’s determination and commitments made at all the past four Forums to lay down appropriate green growth strategies and actions for Myanmar. The Union Minister emphasized “With the objectives to promote green investments, managing brown investments ensuring sustainable finance and fostering human capital, MONREC is now developing a Green Economy Policy Framework”
The Lunch Special Keynote was briefly delivered by H.E U Kyaw Win, Union minister for Planning and Finance. The Minister had to attend an unexpected meeting. The Minister empathetically stated it was imperative for Myanmar to embark upon a green economy green growth trajectory to be competitive and responsive to convergence of major regional and global challenges. An increasing number of countries are already making this “greening” transition.
In the Keynote Speech, H.E Madam Wakako Hironaka commended Myanmar’s deep and vital interest to build a green economy. The Fifth GEGG Forum underscored that “Myanmar is aiming at a different path for their development, different from those which Japan and many other countries have gone through during the greater part of the 20th Century. Environmental damage, once done is hard to repair, especially on human health such as Minamata disease and Yokkaichi asthma have shown to the world.”
The Eminent Persons’ all commending H.E the President and H.E. MONREC Union Minister for their articulation of the imperative need for a fast transition toward green economy green growth and the actions needed. Their respective countries stand ready to cooperate with Myanmar.
The Yangon Segment, co-hosted by and held at Yangon University on December was a special contribution to celebrate the 96 th Anniversary of the University.
The Opening Address was delivered by H.E U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister, Yangon Region Government. The Chief Minister recalling Yangon, the largest and commercially most important city, with the population envisaged to double in a generation time, must expeditiously embark upon a green economy green growth to address for example electricity needs, water supply, sanitation, wastes, air pollution, traffic congestion, public health. These are problems every major cities in the world face. Holistic and integrated policies and strategies are needed.
Organizing the Fifth GEGG Forum in cooperation with and at Yangon University is most appropriate. Education and training are critically important to meet the enormous human resource capacities needed in Myanmar.
H.E Dr. Nyi Nyi Aung, Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Shan State Government Closed the Yangon Segment, fully endorsing the statements of the President and Chief Minister and the imperative need for Myanmar’s expeditious transition towards a green economy fostering green growth throughout the country.
All the participants received a CD-ROM disc of the Fifth GEGG Presentations.
(Conclusions and Recommendations to follow)
NAY PYI TAW, MICC 2
OPENING, POLICIES & STRATEGIES
TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER
8.00 AM REGISTRATION
9.00 AM OPENING SESSION
10.15 AM COFFEE BREAK
EMINENT PERSONS ROUND TABLES, TOWN HALL FORMAT, WITHOUT POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS
(To be annotated)
10.30 TO 12.00 NOON EMINENT PERSONS ROUNDTABLE DIALOGUE FACILITATED BY PROF. NAY HTUN, GEGG FOUNDER & HON. PATRON, FORMER UN ASSISTANT-SECRETARY GENERAL, UNDP, UNEP, AT THE REQUEST OF H.E U KYAW TINT SWE UNION MINISTER FOR OFFICE OF STATE COUNSELLOR.
Theme: Innovative Partnerships and Cooperation for Green, Sustainable, Resilient, Smart, Inclusive Economic Growth
12:15 – 1:30 PM LUNCH SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER H.E U KYAW WIN, UNION MINISTER FOR PLANNING AND FINANCE
Theme: The Nexus of Land – Freshwater – Marine: Promoting Productivity, Sustainability &; Inclusiveness
3.15 PM – 3.45 PM BREAK
Theme: Socially Responsible Financing and Investments in Clean Energy and Sustainable Development
5.30 PM RECEPTION & NETWORKING HOSTED BY U KHIN MAUNG YEE, PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF NATURAL RECOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, MICC 2
WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM
LUNCH 12 NOON TO 1.00 PM.
Coffee Breaks: 10 to 10:15 AM and 3 to 3:15 PM
Session 1: Promoting Green, Resilient, Sustainable Smart Buildings and Infrastructures [E.g. Roads, Water Supply, Sewage & Waste, Electricity] in Urban & Rural Areas
Session 2: Green and Blue Productivity Improvements.(E.g. Agriculture, Horticulture, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock, Freshwater and Marine Fisheries]
Nexus of Agriculture, Forests, Land
Session 2 A : Green Blue productivity Improvement : the Critical interface
Land and Water Integrated Ecosystem Management
Session 3: Micro credit and Micro Financing Opportunities for Green & Socially Responsible SME Development
Keynote Speaker, U Ko Ko Maung., Director of Micro Finance, Financial Regulation Dept. .Ministry of Planning and Finance,
Session 4: Education, Training, Research, Capacity Building for Greening, Sustainability & Resiliency.
8.00 AM REGISTRATION
8.30 AM OPENING
9.30 AM COFFEE BREAK
THE TWO CONSECTIVE DISTINGUISHED PERSONS ROUNDTABLES WILL FOCUS ON CITIES AND THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES THAT ARE IMPERATIVE TO MAKE CITIES, IN PARTICULAR YANGON MORE LIVABLE, HEALTHY, SAFE, CLEAN AND GREEN.
10.00 AM to 11.30 AM
IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE
Round Table: Green, Resilient, Smart Cities: Fusing State of the art and Traditional Knowledge — Designs, Engineering Construction, Materials, Technology
12 NOON to 1.15 PM LUNCH
1.30 PM to 3.00 PM
Round Table: Green and Resilient Infrastructures – Electricity and water supply, sewage collection, waste disposal,
3.00 PM to 4.30 PM
IMPROVING AMBIENCE AND WELL BEING FOR LEARNING EXCELLENCE.
Moderator & Speaker U Kyaw Kyaw Haling, Chairman, Myanmar Oil and Gas Service Society MOGSS, GEGG Board Member
Dr. Soe Soe Aung, Associate Professor, Botany Dept. Yangon University “Greening of Yangon University”
“Yangon‘s Future, the Outcome of Yangon’s Stakeholders” Dr. sc. nat. Karl Kiser, Managing Director, U Kari and Partner Yangon.
Dr. Mya Win, Associate Professor Botany, Dawei University, Dawei, Myanmar.
Prof. Dr. Daw Nang Mya Han, Dept of Marine Sciences, Myeik University,, Myeik, Myanmar.
Prof. Dr. San Win, Pro-Rector, University of Forestry, Yezin, Myanmar
4.45PM to 5.00 PM SUMMARY OF YANGON SEGMENT Prof Nay Htun, Founder & Hon. Patron, GEGG (not for profit) Association.
5.00 PM CLOSING SPEECH H.E. Dr. Nyi Nyi Aung, Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Shan State Government.
6.00 PM RECEPTION AND NETWORKING
7.00 PM TO 9.30 PM. SPECIAL MYANMAR GREEN FASHION DESIGNS SHOW & COMPETTION AT YANGON UNIVERSITY RECRETATIONAL CENTER. With live TV coverage.
FIRST PRACTICE EVENTS
Green Living — – Healthy Living.
Improving Quality of Life.
3 to 5 December 2016
Open to the Public
GEGG Center of Excellence, Kabar Aye Road,
Department of Research & innovation, Ministry of Education, Yankin Township
The first PRACTICE topic will focus on QUALITY Green Living of Buildings, promoting energy and resource conservation & efficiencies; use of natural materials, avoiding use of toxic chemicals, safe disposal of wastes to enable healthy living and improve quality of life.
The PRACTICE EVENTS open to the public and organized over a three day period will include, e.g. :
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2016
9:00 AM TO 10 AM
MYANMAR GREEN FASHION DESIGN SHOW AND COMPETITION EXTRAVAGANZA
Highlighting, Demonstrating & increasing awareness of a holistic approach to green living for healthy living.
Yangon University Recreational Center
6 and 9 December
7.00 PM to 9.30 PM
With Live TV coverage
Ma Nay Yi Wi Le (Third Year Physics) was Crowned 2016 Miss Green Yangon University and Ma Yamin Thiri (Master degree Industrial Chemistry) was Crowned Miss Green Myanmar. Over 160 applicants applied to the advertisements and 40 were selected for the Competition by the Panel of International judges.
The Show and Competition Extravaganza was organized in collaboration with and the support of the Myanmar Fashion Designers Group, Talent & Mode; SkyNet; Kristlite, Khit Sann Yin Inle Silk; .Makeup Khin San Win; Tokyo Enterprise; .Golden Bell Family Jewelery; .La Source Spa; Ponds Company.
Generous Contribution of time and talent included:Vocalists : MC Daw Tin Moe Lwin; Chang Chang, Nay Nay. and the Judges:.Mdm.Trang Pham (wife of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.);.Mdm. Magdalena Doleckova (wife of the Ambassador of Czech Republic );.Mdm.Dolly Misiri.( wife of the Ambassador of India );.Daw Yi Yi Win (Int’l Miss Contest judge.);.Daw Pauline Khin Maung Lwin, (Miss.Green Contest coordinator); Dr. Khin Maung Lwin GEGG Board Member; U Denzil Abel GEGG Special Adviser; Professor. Dr. Day Wa Aung, Prof. & Head, Geology Department, University of Yangon; Prof. Dr. Daw Hla Ngwe; Prof. Dr. Pho Kaung, Rector, University of Yangon; U Kyaw Lwin Hla, GEGG Executive Director; U Ko Ko, Chairman Yangon Media Group; and the many Yangon University Students who enthusiastically Volunteered