Myanmar’s Batch 4 Young Water Professionals graduate and program impacts are assessed
Source: Australian Water Partnership
The Myanmar National Water Resources Committee Young Water Professionals (YWPs) Batch 4 graduated on 30 May at a ceremony held at the Yangon Technical University in Myanmar. The Australian Water Partnership's (AWP) Myanmar Coordinator,
"The AWP is pleased to be able to support to the YWP Program," said
For many, the YWP Program is the first opportunity to collaborate between key Government sectors and different stakeholders in solving complex problems in water resources management. It is a rolling one-year program in which young people from government, civil society and private sector in Myanmar receive mentoring and training in various water-resources related technical subjects.
This is the third year that Australia has supported the program, which has been managed and coordinated by WaterAid Australia. Highlights from YWP Batch 4 include:
- supporting the YWPs to participate in the Emerging Water Professionals Program as part of the International Riversymposium in Sydney;
- an 'Introduction to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)' short course delivered by the International WaterCentre; and
- participation of YWPs in the Ayeyarwady Basin Exploratory Scoping Study (BESS) policy course conducted by the CSIRO.
The Program remains the
YWP Alumni capably demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through the YWP Program in a practical workshop assessment exercise conducted by
"The significant impact of the YWP program is apparent", said
The review will also provide a range of recommendations designed to enhance the delivery and management of the program to help ensure continued success and impact.