The newly-appointed UNDP Resident Representative for Myanmar, Mr. Peter Batchelor presented his credentials to the Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Naypyidaw on Thursday 28 March 2019.
The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) this year, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.
Women represent 52% of the population but only 10% of MPs are women. Listen to UNDP Resident Representative, Peter Batchelor talk about how we are promoting women’s political participation through our parliamentary work.
we celebrate women in Myanmar as industry leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, scientists, artists and innovators. We also acknowledge the remarkable strength of the women who have been displaced and the survivors of gender-based violence for their resilience as they continue to contribute to their family, community and the country.
Khine Lwin Myint and her DIVAS team won first prize in the Women’s Empowerment category at a Hackathon supported by UNDP and Ooredoo Myanmar.
Praised for her work developing a system of providing emergency maternal healthcare in vulnerable and conflict situations in Myanmar, Dr. Cynthia Maung won an N-Peace Award under the category of ‘Untold Stories’.
The project is reducing the vulnerability of farmers in the Dry Zone to increasing drought and rainfall variability, as well as enhancing their capacity to plan for and respond to future climate change impacts on food security. The project activities also benefit nearby townships by providing a platform for knowledge sharing and a basis for replication of successful interventions.

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