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Why Climate Change Matters for Myanmar’s Development, and What We Are Doing About It

Op-ed by U Ohn Win, Union Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, and Mr. Peter Batchelor, UNDP Myanmar Resident Representative  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar to host The Hackathon 2019

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar will co-host the second edition of its collaboration - The Hackathon from 18-20 October in Yangon and Mandalay, in partnership with Impact Hub. The Hackathon 2019…  


The Government of Myanmar launches the National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan

The Vice President, H.E. U Henry Van Thio, the chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee launched the National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan in Nay Pyi Taw on 6 August 2019.  


Opening Remarks by Mr. Knut Ostby, United Nations Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i)

Opening Remarks by Mr. Knut Ostby, United Nations Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i) at Launching Ceremony of National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan  


National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan

The National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan was developed with funding support from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and developed by the United…  


Yangon Region Government launches Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan

Today, the Yangon Region Disaster Management Committee launched the Yangon Region Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan. The Plan was developed with funding support from the European Union and…  


Winners of the 2018 Hackathon present their impactful innovations

In December 2018, Ooredoo Myanmar and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar organized a Hackathon with the objective of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship on the theme…  


Demo Day: The Hackathon 2018

The three winning teams – Deca, Divas, and Blind Hat – honed their entrepreneurial skills and reinforced their products through a series of training sessions, first through the Empretec…  


UNDP Myanmar - Annual Report 2018

In 2018 UNDP Myanmar finalised it new Country Programme Document (CPD) 2018-2022 and began implementation. The CPD has two main outcomes – governance and sustainable peace, and sustainable and…  


Poverty in Myanmar has declined substantially, but one in four still poor, according to new report

– The share of the population in Myanmar living in poverty has halved from 48.2 percent in 2005 to 24.8 percent in 2017. This is the key finding of a new Poverty Report launched today by the Central…  

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