The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading institute for basic and applied research on marine and freshwaters. The institute’s research comprises a wide array of environmental, climatic and resource-related fields. NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. We combine research, monitoring, evaluation, problem-solving and advisory services at international, national and local levels.
The long term development goal of the project “IWRM - Institutional Building and Training” which is collaboration between NIVA and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) is to contribute significantly to the implementation of well-functioning Integrated Water Resources Management at the national level in Myanmar. The Irrigation, Water Utilization and Management Department (IWUMD) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) under the Ministry of Transport are members of the steering group of the project together with MONREC.
JICA is working to meet the needs for infrastructure to promote economic development, as well as implement an economic reform program as assistance to reform the economy through capacity development. JICA is also planning to provide cooperation for urban development in Yangon, along with port and transportation network infrastructure, as support that will lead to economic growth.
The Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge is an exciting program in which university students and young professionals are invited to investigate key water problems in their own country and cooperate with professionals experts to develop their own ideas and solutions. The program specifically appeals to the interests, skills and capabilities of young people and challenges them to apply their own original and independent thinking.
The Myanmar Water Hub is the gateway to the Myanmar water sector. Operating from Yangon – and its representative offices in the Netherlands, Singapore and Brisbane – the Myanmar Water Hub provides high-impact services that support its members to be successful in developing partnerships and business opportunities in Myanmar.
Some of the services we offer include partner identification, market intelligence, business development, meetings & events, trade missions, project support, local representation, exhibitions, government relations, media and advertising.
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FAO in Myanmar sets out seven priorities for collaboration: 1) Increased agricultural production to enhance food security; 2) Improved food safety and quality; 3) Sustainable management of natural resources and the environment; 4) Land use and land management improvements; 5) Human resource development and institutional capacity building; 6) Rural livelihoods improvement; 7) Preparedness for and mitigation of disasters and climate change.
Funded by the Government of Italy, an FAO project is helping to build sustainable small-scale fisheries and aquaculture livelihoods in coastal mangrove ecosystems in the Ayeyarwady Delta. Since 2010, FAO has worked with 20 communities in villages along the Bogale River, supporting local institutions to jointly implement and co-manage sustainable small-scale fisheries and aquaculture ventures. The project has focused on the Ayeyarwady Delta partly because of the heavy exploitation of fishery resources in that area and also to support populations still rebuilding their livelihoods after Cyclone Nargis in 2008.
Thai public organization that cooperates with the neighboring countries in economic and social development to expand trade and investment opportunities among Thailand and its neighboring countries. Regarding the future direction, NEDA will promote the project to develop the special economic zone in Dawei, Myanmar, which will link the production network/value chains in the region and will help expand ASEAN trade to South Asia and the West. NEDA is also in partner with ADB and JICA.
The EIB gives priority to the following types of projects in Asia : 1) climate change mitigation and adaptation (e.g. renewable energy, energy efficiency, urban transport and other projects that reduce CO2 emissions); 2) development of social and economic infrastructure, including water and sanitation; 3) local private sector development, in particular support to SMEs.
The European Investment Bank, the European Union’s long-term financing institution, and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has signed a Framework Agreement under which the Bank will be able to start financing capital investments in the country since 2015. The signing of the Framework Agreement marks the EIB’s first step towards supporting development projects in Myanmar. The EIB is cooperating closely with the European Commission and the EEAS (European External Action Service) in furthering the EU’s policy objectives in the country.
The Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) is the only university level of higher education in Agriculture in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Primary function of YAU are teaching and training, conducting research and providing extension service to public. Specific objectives of the university are to produce highly qualified professionals needed for the development of the agriculture sector of the country who are well equipped in leadership, management, planning and analysis and interpretation skills and to provide adequate technical training on modern methods of agriculture for the farming communities including non-degree training programs.
Technological University (Pathein) is situated at the Apin-ne-se village which is in Pathein District, the Ayeyawady Division, Myanmar. It was opened on 27 December 1999. The university is run by Ministry of Education (Myanmar). Vision: To become internationally recognized, high-ranking University that educates highly qualified Engineers and Architects in building the nation towards the developed Myanmar.
West Yangon Technological University was established in 15th Dec. 2005. It is situated in HlaingTharYar and was the second campus of Yangon Technological University in 1996. West Yangon Technological University is situated 10 km away from downtown of Yangon. West Yangon Technological University's reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known nation-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students.
Technological University (Hmawbi) is located on the east of the Yangon- Pyay Highways Road, near in Hmawbi Township, Yangon Region. On 20 January 2007, it was successfully upgraded as a Technological University (Hmawbi) also called TU (Hmawbi).
Technological University, Thanlyin is a technological university, located in Thanlyin, Yangon Division, Myanmar. It is part of a number of formerly two-year schools that have been promoted to university level in recent years. The military government, which repeatedly closed down schools and universities in the 1990s, has pursued a policy of dispersing students away from major city centers. In addition, it has the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system and wants to adopt the AUN-QA guidelines and criteria as part of its quality framework.
The University of Forestry is in Yezin near near Nay Pyi Taw, the only university specialized in forestry in Myanmar. It is administered by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and is united with the Forest Research Institute (FRI), a government R&D agency.
Mandalay Technological University (MTU), formerly, the Mandalay Institute of Technology (MIT)), in Patheingyi, Mandalay, is a senior engineering university in Myanmar. It maintains an annual student intake of around 300.
On 18 January 2017 (Wednesday), the handover ceremony for laboratory equipments was held at Mandalay Technological University (MTU) in Mandalay. The provision of the equipment was a part of "the Project for Enhancing Technological Universities in Myanmar", whose Exchange of Notes (E/N) was signed in July 2014 and the Grant Agreement (G/A) was signed in August 2014 between the Ministry of Education in Myanmar and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). . Equipment handed over to MTU includes over 200 different kinds of laboratory equipment and tools, that will enable the MTU students to apply practical experiments to their education and research activities.
Irrigation Technology Center is committed to continuous human resources development of the irrigation department. It is located in Bego Division and is supported by JICA. Construction of ITC financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was commenced on February 2, 1987 and the Complex was then handed over to ID on March 31 , 1988. According To South to South Cooperation Program, "Training On Participatory Irrigation Management" was held at Irrigation Technology Centre (Bago) from January 14 to 19 ,2013. The Japanese Institute of Irrigation and Drainage(JIID) of Japan and the Irrigation Department of Myanmar jointly contributed the financial support.
In Myanmar, UNDP provides support to the national political and socio-economic reforms that underpin the country’s transition. UNDP’s support is channeled through a program that seeks to strengthen institutions of democratic and local governance, support the environment and disaster risk management, and support government efforts for poverty reduction over a five-year period (2013-2015, extended to 2017).
The new country program includes a major focus on responsive, transparent, democratic governance in three priority areas. The first supports institutional strengthening of local governments and civil society, while providing livelihood support and poverty reduction in border and ceasefire areas. The second comprises assistance through policy advice on climate change, disaster risk reduction, energy access, and environment. The third aim is to contribute to reform strategies and help scale up capacity in the national parliament, justice sector, and civil administration.
KRC (Korea Rural Community Corporation) is a South Korea-based rural development company and has a representative office in Myanmar. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in development of rural areas in the country was signed between MOALI and KRC.
In Myanmar, UN-Habitat is supporting technical assistance to several line ministries and stakeholders in policy and strategy development and training in the areas of Urban Planning & Management, National Building Codes Development, Urban Planning Guidelines, City Development Strategy, Training & Capacity Building, National Housing Policy formulation, Land Administration and Management, Urban Research and Poverty Reduction, State of the Environment Report, Long Term Restoration and Conservation Plan of Inlay Lake and Myanmar Climate Change Alliance Project.
For 2017-2021, ADB operations in Myanmar will focus on: (1) improving access and connectivity to connect rural and urban areas and markets, and to link Myanmar with the regional and global marketplace; (2) strengthening human capital to promote a skilled workforce and increased employment, and enable the poor and disadvantaged to benefit from economic growth; and (3) promoting structural and institutional reform to support the modernization of the economy.
The European Commission has proposed the following main sectors for development cooperation with Myanmar/Burma for 2014–2020: Rural Development, Education, Governance and Support to Peace Building. The EU and its Member States are engaged in a process of preparing joint programming of support to Myanmar/Burma for 2014-2020, aligned to the government’s own development planning with their Framework for Economic and Social Reforms (FESR).
AFD’s prioritized sectors are: energy, health, biodiversity, water, digital, training. AFD is also involved in the economic plan for 2017-2018 that was submitted to the Yangon Region Government by the Minister of Planning and Finance. The plan involves strategic development plan for Southwest of Yangon, transportation, industrial zone, and preserving heritage. AFD also signed a Memorandum of Agreement with UNOPS to formalize its participation in LIFT (Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund).
In Myanmar, KOICA specifically focuses on: Agricultural and Rural Development, Industrial Development, Economic Governance, Administrative Governance, Human Resources Development. (KOICA) has signed with the Ministry of Construction for several ambitious projects – including master plans for the north and south of Yangon and designing a national road network. KOICA will also draw up the plan for Dala township, to the south of the Yangon River.
The World Bank Myanmar focus to support 1) rural development through agriculture and national community driven development programs; 2) build human capital by improving nutrition and expanding access to better health and education; 3) boost private sector-led jobs by improving access to electricity, major bottlenecks to firms’ expansion, and supporting macroeconomic stability and business climate reforms.
MMU is one of the most selective universities in Myanmar as many of its students find job opportunities abroad. It is located in Thanlyin in the outskirts of Yangon and is the premier university of maritime education in Myanmar. It offers 6-year bachelor's degree programs and two-year post-graduate diplomas in various marine and naval disciplines. In 2007, the school had about 1,800 graduate students, pursuing international STCW-95-standards compliant maritime education. The minimum entrance mark is 491 out of 600 in 2010.