Our Stories

  • 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.

  • Naga Youth Join Forces to Protect Forests

    U Pay Ta Ru has become the voice for conserving forests. In his ethnic Naga village, this is no small feat. Perched high on the banks of the Chindwin River, half an hour boat ride from the Khamti town, the village is home to more than 200 ethnic Naga people.

  • Old Friends: How Villagers Are Rediscovering Common Bonds in Rakhine State
    Sep 27, 2016

    Both UNDP and ACTED are mindful that improving socio-economic relations at the community level is only a small part of a larger challenge of peace and development in Rakhine State. However, rebuilding socio-economic inter-dependence is an important step towards ensuring that improvements in livelihoods are sustainable and as a starting-point for inter-community trust-building.

  • One Stop Shops Across Myanmar: A Step towards Bringing Services Closer to People

    In Bago’s bustling town, located at the centre of the market, on a floor in the same building which daily welcomes hundreds of shoppers out to buy fruits, vegetables, groceries and other household items, is a new government office. It is a one stop shop, which opened its doors on September 9

  • Supporting disaster-affected communities to be resilient
    Apr 1, 2016

    "After the two-week-long monsoon, the road that connects our village and other villages to Hakha City was destroyed by a landslide. It was the worst landslide during my 62-years- lifespan," U Hrang Lian Khuai, from Loklung village in Hakha Towship of Chin State in Myanmar, recounted about the impacts of landslide and flood caused by torrential rains in July, 2015.

  • The Rice Elections
    Oct 12, 2017

    Rice trials are being conducted as part of the “Addressing Climate Change Risks on Water Resources and Food Security in the Dry Zone of Myanmar” project.

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