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This article appeared in the Myanmar Times.

Transforming Myitsone into a win-win

MIID Executive Director publish article about Myitsone Dam and hydropower in Myanmar.


Communities Develop 3D Map to Help Manage Natural Resources

In December 2015 community leaders developed an innovative Participatory 3-Dimensional Model (P3DM) of Nyaungshwe Township and surrounds. The training gave community members an orientation on map reading, the objective of P3DM, and how to build the model.

MIID’s Participatory River Management project, funded by Oxfam for 17 months, started from 1st January 2016.

On 21-23 October, 2015, Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) participated in the Greater Mekong Forum: Water, Food and Energy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Representatives of our Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative ran a workshop on ecosystem services of the Ayeyarwaddy and Thanlwin Rivers as well as the critical issues that these rivers face.

On September 5th, Friday Times, a Myanmar-language newspaper, reported on MIID's Himalica Project on deforestation, climate change adaptation and organic farming.  Myanmar journalists, as part of a training on climate change reporting, visited to Let Maung Kway village tract, one of MIID project sites, and discussed with the villagers and MIID staff about environmental impacts the village is facing and potential solutions for sustainable livelihoods.

This past July, partner representatives from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) visited the pilot sites in Southern Shan State where MIID is implementing the Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas (HIMILICA) Initiative in Myanmar.

This article appeared in the Irrawaddy News on August 31, 2015.

Locals Lead Response to Climate Change in Burma

RANGOON—Inle Lake, one of Burma’s most well-known attractions, is framed in part by the lush-looking surrounds of the Shan mountain range. But on closer inspection, what appears to be the green of forest is mainly hardy bush and grass, dotted with a few small trees.

August 18, 2015 - MIID’s CSO Capacity Building project team returned from a second round of coaching visits with partners in Shan State last week. The project provides organisational development support for partner CSOs, with the ultimate goal of building up strong local organizations that can help to enable sustainable economic development in the region.  

This article originally appeared in the Myanmar Times on June 19, 2015.

Three-year study to examine waterways

This article appeared in the Myanmar Times on June 19, 2015

An unlikely trail: trekking in the Danu SAZ