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Myanmar Consortium for Capacity Development on Disaster Management (MCCDDM) to support Disaster Management Training (2nd batch)

On 1st February 2016, the Basic Disaster Management Course (BDMC) (2nd batch) was opened at Disaster Management Training Center (DMTC), Hinthada Township, Ayeyarwady Region. H.E. Dr. Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, Honorable Minister of Social Welfare, officials of Relief and Resettlement and partners of Myanmar Consortium for Capacity Development on Disaster Management (MCCDDM) attended the ...

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Myanmar strengthens policy and institutional capacities to address climate change

On 2nd December 2015 the Myanmar delegation to COP21 presented the important progress in addressing climate change, achieved with the implementation of the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance Programme, executed by UN-Habitat in partnership with UNEP at the event “GCCA+: a European Union Flagship Initiative Supporting Climate Resilience” held at the EU Pavilion in the COP21 ...

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Climate Change Communication for Myanmar Youth (11 – 13 December 2015)

Background In December 2015, COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. Myanmar is highly vulnerable to climate change. The Global Risk Index ranks Myanmar ...

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LIFT FUND BOARD VISITS LAMP PROJECT IN THAYARWDDY TOWNSHIP

LIFT provides the funding for LAMP. UN-HABITAT Country Programme Manager Mr. Bijay Karmacharya, LAMP Senior Technical Adviser Ian Lloyd and LAMP team provided a briefing to LIFT on 29 September 2015. This included a live demonstration of the new database system for quality control of the land records and for maintaining the land records up ...

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Institutionalizing and Promoting Safer Construction in Myanmar: Strengthening training delivery

UN-Habiat in partnership with Ministry of Construction-Training School, Thuwanna, Yangon and in collaboration with Myanmar Engineering Society has been promoting safer construction trainings through certification since 2013, with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Norway, USAID, ECHO and DFID. During 2013, has trained around 155 participants (including 28 women) from Ayeyarwaddy, Rakhine and Thaninthyiri Region with the ...

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Workshop on Conservation of Inle Lake, the 1st UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in Myanmar: Plans, Implementation and Management

 [Nyaung Shwe-7th July 2015] Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF), the Norwegian Government through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Myanmar and the partner UN agencies are organizing a consultation workshop on 7th July 2015 in Hupin Inle Khaung Daing Village Resort, Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe to inform the Long-term and 5 Year Action Plan ...

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Expanding Coverage of Rural Cadastral Mapping by Kwin Mapping in Unsurveyed Areas

Not all agricultural land is covered by Cadastral maps (Kwin maps). LAMP designed and demonstrated a process for expanding coverage of rural cadastral mapping in unsurveyed agricultural land by using the GNSS surveying system and information, education and communication (IEC) activities in a farmland area of Thayarwaddy Township, Bago Region, in 2015. The total unsurveyed ...

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‘Update of Kwin Maps in Dry Zone’

LAMP evaluated and subsequently designed and implemented a new surveying and mapping system for both the short term targets of the project and for the longer term use by the Agricultural Land Management and Statistic Department (formerly known as SLRD). The boundary of land holdings in the project site in the Dry Land (the so ...

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Using Satellite Imagery and GIS to Fast Track Cadastral Map Updating

LAMP is assisting the Government to update Myanmar’s old cadastral system to meet the needs of the progressing nation. A prototype of a modern, simple and low cost digital cadastre system is being developed providing effective tools for cadastral map updating and maintenance of the digital cadastral data base. The cadastral system helps to protect ...

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Land Surveys & Mapping to Underpin Cadastral Mapping in LAMP Project Sites

LAMP evaluated and subsequently adopted for use a standard surveying system, map projection system, map layout and base mapping standards suitable for both the project and the longer term use by SLRD. The standards were applied in cadastral operations in two townships in 2015. These decisions are vital to underpin the long term strengthening of ...

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