Top international experts gathered at the University of Yangon to discuss new Water Studies curriculum
Curriculum development for Bachelor course in water studies was discussed together with the professors and directors of relevant international partners with Environment and Water Studies (EWS) department of University of Yangon.
Their vision is to become a Center of Excellence and a leading scientific and educational resource on various aspects of natural resource and water management through excellence in research, training, policy analysis and development, linking academia, in active collaboration with relevant partners.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the university's authorities to promote the law and water studies at the university at the end of the meeting on rejuvenation upgrading Yangon University on September 8, 2018.
With the support of NUFFIC Orange Knowledge Program, a five-day workshop on Curriculum development for BSc in Water Studies involved with local and international partners who are keen to share their experience and expertise which are critically required in Myanmar Water Sector.
There will be two workshops organized to develop the curriculum and this is the first workshop to formulate the overall steps of process in which they discussed appropriate and relevant modules, that should be included in the course. The second workshop will be held in May at which the detailed syllabi and final curriculum will be demonstrated.
On the first day of the workshop, Dr. Seinn Lei Aye presented the objectives and missions of the water studies program to the distinguished guests. Experienced local experts stated challenges in Myanmar related to environment and water issues and shared suggestions based on their own industries as well as their lifetime learning to improve the knowledge and match up with the labour markets in water sector. Furthermore, The Water Agency shared the result of labour market assessment needs in Myanmar of which 20 key stakeholders include Governments, NGO, and private companies, and universities.