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No help from junta as floods sweep southeastern Myanmar

Local aid groups and volunteers say they have led rescue efforts in Mon and Kayin states   28 July 2021 - Source: Myanmar Now - Junta-controlled authorities have offered no help as floods have inundated homes in southeastern Myanmar, leaving at least hundreds without shelter in the Mon State ca...
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Call for applications for the 2022 Nippon Foundation Fellowship - The United Nations

The call for applications for the 2022 Fellowship Programme is open until 24 September 2021  Objectives  The United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship provides Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States with advanced training on ocean affairs and the ...
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Register for Free - The 4th Global World Operators' Partnerships (WOPs) Congress

Event - 18-29 October 2021 — Online Learning from each other, sharing experiences, and inspiring action is a critical way for water and sanitation operators to improve their services and enrich the lives of the people they serve. A spirit of collaboration and solidarity is at the heart of the Global...
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The 5Rs in Myanmar

Towards a future federal democratic system where working people can flourish  2 July 2021 - Source: Transnational institute - This primer is about 'the 5Rs' and land and natural resource politics. The 5Rs is a set of five principles: Recognition, Restitution, Redistribution, Regeneration, and R...
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Regional Sanitation Expo - Explore, Learn and Develop Innovative Solutions

Despite progress in access to sanitation across the East Asia and Pacific region in recent years, over 360 million people still do not have access to basic sanitation services. Sustainable Development Goal 6 calls for safe sanitation for all by 2030. With this background, UNICEF is organizing a Regi...
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Call for Applications - Indigenous Youth Empowerment Grant Program

UNDP and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) have partnered to establish small grants program that will enable young indigenous people to access small financial grants to facilitate their work. Depending on the scale of their projects, the grant recipients will receive fund from 2500 to 3500 USD...
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China’s Salween plans in limbo in post-coup Myanmar

8 June 2021 - Source: The Third Pole - The Third Pole explores how the military coup will affect Chinese-backed dams along Southeast Asia's last free-flowing river Plans for seven Chinese-built dams along the Salween River have been a source of friction for Myanmar and China for some time. Prior to ...
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ASEAN Member States adopt Regional Action Plan to Tackle Plastic Pollution

Source: World Bank - JAKARTA, 28 May 2021 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched the ASEAN Regional Action Plan for Combating Marine Debris in the ASEAN Member States (2021 – 2025), which provides a scalable, solution-focused joint strategy to address marine plastic debris acr...
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Ramsar Wetlands Conservation Awards 2021

The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands has the honour to announce the call for nominations for the eighth edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards, to be presented at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP14) in Wuhan, China.The Ramsar Wetland Conservation...
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Final Call For Entries To Join Water Innovators From Around Asia To Win Prizes Totaling US$1m

Bangladesh, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and first-time participants Algeria and Kenya in the latest cycle Singapore, 15 April 2021: As the deadline for registration in the 3rd cycle of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award draws closer, the UAE Water Aid Foundation 'Suqia' announced ...
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Mapping Myanmar’s water resources is key to developing sustainable aquaculture and improving nutrition

19 April 2021 - Source: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) - Many people in Myanmar suffer from poor nutrition because they eat too many carbohydrates – primarily rice – and too little protein. One way to overcome poor nutrition is to expand small-scale aquaculture by increasing th...
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France's EDF says Myanmar dam project halted over coup

22 March 21 - Source: Bangkok Post - PARIS: An international consortium has suspended a $1.5-billion hydropower dam project in Myanmar in response to last month's military coup, consortium member Electricite de France, a French utility, said Sunday. Nearly 250 people are confirmed dead in protests s...
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EU suspends development funds for Myanmar

04 March 2021 - Source: Bangkok Post - BRUSSELS: The European Union has suspended its support for development projects in Myanmar to avoid providing financial assistance to the military after it seized power last month, officials said on Thursday. The 27-nation EU informed a committee of the World T...
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UN suspends climate work with Myanmar government following military coup

03 March 2021 - Source: Climate Change News - The military takeover in Myanmar raises fears of pollution, deforestation and revival of a controversial hydropower dam, as international agencies put climate projects on hold  The UN has suspended climate projects that require working with Myanmar'...
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Treading Water: The Dark Legacy of Hydropower Development in Myanmar

Hydropower may be a source of renewable energy, but if left uncontrolled, it might cost more to the planet than we think.  Source: University of Sydney | Thiri Shwesin Aung - While hydropower is a vital source of renewable energy, the development of new hydropower plants can often result i...

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