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Promoting the interconnectedness and mutually reinforcing continuum of green economy green growth and with emphasis on how to implement this transformational paradigm.

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OUR ENABLING & CATALYTIC ROLE

“WHAT WE DO” ADDENDUM FINAL

The catalytic and enabling role included facilitating numerous meetings with Union Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Director-Generals for:

  • Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute Director and Senior Scientists to reintroduce its collaborative research and training programme as well as the MoU for collaboration. Specifically,the following activities were resulted:
    1. Holding of one week MOeCAF Geographical Information System / Remote Sensing Training Workshop in Yezin 17-21 June 2013 sponsored and actively participated by Smithsonian Institution (SI) and the World Wildlife Fund (USA).
    2. The Smithsonian Institution, UNDP and GEGG-Myanmar Association supported the Union Civil Service Board on the programme agenda including provision of resource persons for the ASEAN Seminar on Green Productivity Improvement, at Pyin Oo Lwin from 17 -21 March 2014. It was attended by 34 participants/delegates from 7 ASEAN countries and a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat. The Seminar was a direct result of decision reached at 16 ACCSM Meeting held in Langkawi, Malaysia on 11-12 April 2011, when Myanmar agreed to host this seminar during the ASEAN chairmanship year of 2014.
  • WWF’s Vice President and Directors to implement projects and to establish for the first time a Country Office.
  • ADB’s May 2012 informal High-level Dialogue bi-laterally with eight Union Ministers. The ADB team of 11 persons, led by the Director-General Southeast Asia Department, included the Deputy Director-General, the Chief Economist and six Directors. Arrangements were also made for the ADB team to meet with Yangon Region Ministers and the President and Vice –Presidents of the UMFCCI.
  • GEGG Myanmar also facilitated in project formulation of “Ten-year Strategic Framework for Natural Resource Management” following the 13 & 14 March 2014 MoECaF Technical Consultation in Nay Pyi Taw with relevant Stakeholders to formulate and implement a GEF – PIF project. A project scoping and preparation meeting was held with the Regional Government in Dawei on 18 June 2014. The first phase will be an integrated “Ridges to Reefs” landscape and seascape programme with focus on the Tanintharyi area. Ongoing projects by a number of international and national NGO Stakeholders will be partners. MoECaF is the lead Government Agency. UNDP, Smithsonian and GEGG Myanmar Association are major supporters. The establishment of a Myanmar Green Growth Fund (MGGF) is being considered.

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