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University Students from Fukuoka study UN-Habitat projects in Myanmar

Six students of the International Cooperation Leadership Programme in Fukuoka Prefecture who are studying at different universities in  Fukuoka visited UN-Habitat, Myanmar and its projects sites from 6-8 March 2017. On the first day, students visited URDI (Urban Research and Development Institute) where UN-Habitat Country Programme Manager, Mr. Bijay Karmacharya and senior staff briefed them ...

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Workshop on Provisional Findings of the Laputta and Pakokku Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments and National Training to conduct assessments

Workshop on Provisional Findings of the Laputta and Pakokku Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments and National Training to conduct assessments 3-4-5 October 2016 On Monday the 3rd, more than one hundred participants from States and Regions and National institutions participated at the presentation of the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance Programme (MCCA) and Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) ...

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World Habitat Day in Myanmar

    World Habitat Day in Myanmar 3 October, 2016 Yangon, MYANMAR World Habitat Day, with the theme: Housing at the Centre, was celebrated in Myanmar as the Myanmar Government makes affordable housing a priority. On 2 October, UN Habitat representatives joined members of communities from a slum area in Hlaing Tharyar Township in Yangon’s ...

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Dr Joan Clos Message on World Habitat Day 2016

Dr Joan Clos Message on World Habitat Day 2016 Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Secretary-General of Habitat III Our cities and homes define who we are, in many ways. They determine whether we will have access to education and job opportunities. They define our ability to lead a healthy life and the level of our ...

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Opening Ceremony of Training Course on National Level Carpentry and Masonry

   September 5, 2016 Yangon. Opening Ceremony on “2nd National Level Carpenter Training and 1st National Level Mason Training” took place this morning under DFID funded BRACED project at Ministry of Construction Training Center, Thuwanna, Yangon Region. BRACED (Building Resilience and Adaptation for Climate Extremes and Disasters) is a 3 year DFID funded project implemented by ...

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Strengthening Community and Institutional Resilience to Natural Hazards in Myanmar

    New phase of ECHO funded MCCR project “Strengthening Community and Institutional Resilience to Natural Hazards in Myanmar” launched on 15th August 2016 in Yangon with Inception Workshop. MCCR composed of 6 organizations; Action Aid, Plan International, Oxfam, HelpAge, UNHABITAT, and ACF will undertake this project aiming to increase the disaster resilience of institutions, lifeline ...

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Celebration of the World Environment Day 5 June 2016

Nay Pyi Taw, 5 June 2016 — The President of the Union of Myanmar, His Excellency Mr. U Htin Kyaw, addressed six-hundred participants, including the Media, today at the ceremony for the World Environment Day 2016 held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation ...

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