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Ooredoo and UNDP launch Innovation Hub in Yangon to Promote Digital Entrepreneurship

Ooredoo Myanmar and United Nations Development Programme Myanmar today launched the “Innovation Hub – Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals” (the Innovation Hub). Strategically located at the…  


Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP collaborate to promote climate resilient farming practices while enhancing and diversifying income by leveraging innovation technology

Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar today signed a Partnership Agreement to support the implementation of the Sustainable Enterprises and Agricultural Development (SEAD) Project.  


UNDP & UNODC supported the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day

UNDP together with UNODC supported the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2019. In parallel to the main event in Nay Pyi Taw, corresponding…  


New UNDP report: Human development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed the steepest rise globally in human development. It leads the world in access to broadband internet and is gaining on more developed regions in life expectancy,…  


Ooredoo and UNDP Announce the winners of the 2019 Hackathon

On Sunday, the joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 announced six winning teams. Around 200 participants competed in this year’s competition, striving to develop new prototypes and business models over…  


Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 brings Myanmar’s youth together to innovate for social good

Bright young business minds and creative university students from across the country came together in Yangon and Mandalay to celebrate the opening of the joint Ooredoo-UNDP Hackathon 2019 at the…  


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…  


Chief Minister and Swiss Ambassador inaugurate a new school building as part of UNDP Project in Mon State

A newly constructed Basic Education High School (BEHS) building was inaugurated in Shwe Hlay village, Bilin township, Mon state.  


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…  


President announces national environment and climate change policies to mark World Environment Day 2019

The Government of Myanmar today announced its vision for the country’s environmental protection and climate action, launching two new policies that will guide Myanmar’s environmental management and…  


UNHCR, UNDP and Government of the Union of Myanmar extend MoU

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar, UNDP, and UNHCR has been extended today for one year following an agreement by all parties.  


Chief Minister, British Ambassador and UNDP Resident Representative inaugurate new road as part of UNDP project in Bago Region

The inauguration ceremony for the newly constructed rural concrete road in Kawa Township, Bago Region was attended by Bago Region Chief Minister, H.E. U Win Thein, Bago Region Planning and Finance…  


ADB, UNDP Renew Agreement to Accelerate Progress towards Sustainable Development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a 5-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to accelerate progress towards sustainable development in Asia…  


UNDP Launches Report on Situation Analysis of Region and State Hluttaws in Myanmar

Region and State Hluttaws and Governments will have an elevated role in the future of Myanmar’s governance, with more responsibilities and a mandate to represent Myanmar’s political and ethnic…  


Ongoing UN and Japan Cooperation on Rakhine extended in 2019 to also support communities in Kachin and Shan

The Government of Japan and eight United Nations Agencies today signed a US$ 37 million value agreement to implement humanitarian and development projects in Shan, Kachin and Rakhine States.  


UNDP, UNCTAD in partnership with Ooredoo Myanmar promotes entrepreneurship and business skills in Yangon

University students, who were the winners and runners-up from the recent Hackathon 2018 organized by UNDP with Ooredoo Myanmar and Impact Hub, entrepreneurs and businesswomen were among the first…  


Government approves community-based projects in Rakhine State

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu and UNHCR’s Deputy Regional Director Mr. Bernard Doyle completed a five-day visit to Myanmar on 14…  


UNDP launches early recovery support to flood-affected communities in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State

UNDP Myanmar launched its early recovery support to flood-affected communities in Kyaikmaraw Township in Mon State.  


3 Winning Teams of The Hackathon 2018 has been announced

The award ceremony for the biggest Hackathon event in Myanmar where young programmers and business entrepreneurs were involved in developing mobile based applications, was held on 9 December at…  

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