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Daw Kyi Chan: The only female Village Tract Administrator in Yae Township

Daw Kyi Chan is positive about the capacity building program of UNDP. “I feel very encouraged. It inspires me to run for the next W/ VTA election or to run for a seat in parliament. My husband…  


Daw Moe Moe Aye, Township Administrator, Coco Islands Township

Daw Moe Moe Aye joined Training of Trainers for Capacity Development of Ward and Village Tract Administrator sponsored by UNDP in 2016 and also participated in Capacity Development Program of Female…  


LOST AND FOUND: Climate action enhances water & food security in the Dry Zone of Myanmar

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…  


Myanmar Parliament launches a first committee inquiry on agriculture chemicals

Amyotha Hluttaw Agriculture Committee takes pioneering step by launching a parliamentary inquiry into agricultural chemicals, the first time in the history of Myanmar in which a parliamentary…  


First participatory township planning year cycle concludes in Mon with a takeaway: it works

For the last year, by systematically involving and giving voice to people and elected representatives, access to water, sanitation, education and roads have improved in Bilin, bringing new prospects…  


Trailblazers of local democracy and gender equality in Rakhine

Pioneer female village tract administrators on the opportunities of participatory township planning  


Running dry: A window into the Dry Zone of Myanmar

With support from UNDP and the Adaptation Fund, the Government of Myanmar is improving communities’ access to freshwater, strengthening agricultural practices, diversifying income sources, and…  


Making Easy Access to Safe Water

The sound of cuckoos cooing is synonymous with summer. For many people, summer time memories are happy ones, but not so for Daw Kim Ma Di.  


Communities Power the Future

For the 47 families of Thicong village, going on two-night expeditions into the forest 12 km away to collect wood was part of a routine. They needed wood to cook, to keep warm and to light their…  


Heat Tolerant Animals Provide Lifeline for Vulnerable Communities in Dry Zone

When temperatures soared in the already blazing heat of Myanmar’s Dry Zone, Kyaw Htaing was alarmed for the wellbeing of the piglets he was raising. Without any land to his name, and depending on…  

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