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Foundation Laid for Japan funded Housing Project by UN-Habitat

May 25, 2016 Yangon. A stone laying ceremony for a low-cost housing project took place this morning in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township in Yangon Region. The Government of Japan funded UN-Habitat to provide housing and basic services facilities for most poor and vulnerable families in the vicinity of the project area. The housing project is ...

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Pilot low-cost housing construction to address squatter settlements

Yangon has approximately 300,000 squatters, many are from Ayeyawady Region that arrived after Cyclone Nargis hit in 2008, and others are migrant workers from various rural areas that came to the former capital in search of job opportunities. After Hlainghthaya, Dagon Myo Thit (Seikkan), located in the eastern part of Yangon, ranks second with over ...

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MCCA and partners conducted a successful ASEAN Forum on Climate Change Adaptation with focus on formal and non-formal education on agriculture and food security

 Nay Pyi Taw, 7 March 2016 – MCCA and partners, led by Myanmar, conducted the ASEAN Forum on Improvement of Knowledge, Skills and Competence of Stakeholders in Climate Change Adaptation in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 7th to 9th March 2016. The Forum was organized in partnership with the Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of ...

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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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