UNDP grants funds to continue rehabilitation works in Inle Lake

Jul 12, 2013

Shan State – UNDP has granted funds to 8 ethnic community based organizations and local non-governmental organizations to support environmental conservation of Inle Lake starting from July 2013.

The funds will be disbursed for environmental conservation and rehabilitation activities in Kalaw Chaung sub-watershed of Inle Lake, spanning across the watershed's core, buffer and remote areas.

Final grant recipients selected after rigorous assessments of proposals are: Myanmar Ceramic Society; Pwehla Environment Conservation and Development Organization; Danu Literature, Culture and Development Association; Farm Business Development Technical Group; DEAR Myanmar and Doe Taung Thu; Myanmar Agro Action and Lanthit Foundation; Sein Hla Nanda and Inntha Literature, Culture and Regional Development Association; and 24 Hours Electricity Supply Committee for Inle Region.

The grantees will carry environmental conservation and rehabilitation activities including: environment-friendly livelihoods support; agro-forestry, establishing nurseries, and community forests; conservation awareness raising campaigns and capacity development training for students, households and community groups; establishing clean water supply system; and rural electrification.

This is the second tranche of grants provided by UNDP through its Inle Lake Conservation and Rehabilitation Project. Last year, 12 local organizations received grants which enabled them to support formation and to strengthen capacities of ethnic community based organizations dedicated to environmental conservation. First year implementation experience shows that active participation of local communities and support of relevant government departments are critical for the successful delivery of environmental conservation activities, UNDP’s project manager U Htun Paw Oo said.

The two-year US$ 2.6million project is implemented in collaboration with Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and cost-shared by the Royal Government of Norway and UNDP.

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