Objectives of the DMH is as follows:
(1) To take precautionary measures against and minimize the effects of natural disasters
(2) To promote safety, comfort, efficiency and regularity of air, land (rail & road), sea and inland water transportation.
(3) To bring sustainable development of natural resources (hydro electric power, forest produce, water use, wind energy, etc.)
(4) To promote agricultural and food production.
(5) To ensure efficient operation, planning and development of activities in natural defense, industry, health, social welfare and all sectors of national economy.
(6) To undertake international collaboration for all development activities and works of the DMH
The Orange Knowledge Programme contributes to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development by providing access to education and training for professionals and organisations in technical vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of its development cooperation policy.
The subsidy programme is managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. It offers funding for long-term, demand-driven partnerships between Dutch knowledge institutions and organisations in 21 participating countries, as well as individual scholarships and Tailor-Made Training courses in all 54 selected countries.
The € 220 m, 5-year programme ends mid-2022, enabling tens of thousands to change their future. From the Dutch development cooperation policy, 4 priority themes have been selected on which to focus in the programme: Food and Nutrition Security; Water, Energy and Climate; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and Security and Rule of Law. Cross-cutting themes in this programme are inclusion, employability and environmental sustainability.
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 Thaketa Climate Adaptation for Water Security Project is a 2-year pilot project aiming to design, implement and evaluate a variety of climate adaptation interventions in the Thaketa township in Yangon, Myanmar.
In the pilot project, the partners will establish an innovative network-driven stakeholder participation process for designing and implementing different types of climate adaptation interventions, based on the social innovation approach from one of the most successful, innovative climate adaptation programs in the Netherlands: Amsterdam Rainproof. The project will be supported by community awareness and education campaigns and capacity building for YCDC staff.
The pilot project is undertaken at the request of the Yangon Region Government and Yangon City Development Committee and funded together by the consortium partners (below), the Yangon Region Government and the Dutch Government (Partners poor Water program).
The companies working together in the Thaketa project consortium are: The Water Agency (lead), Doh Eain, Infram, Witteveen+Bos, Resilience, World Waternet, U.Minds and Water Bridge Myanmar.
For more information about the project, please contact Gregor van Essen, Project Director, at [email protected].
A strong coalition of Dutch companies and organisations has signed an agreement to jointly invest and collaborate in a comprehensive 3-year program to support the Yangon Regional Government in addressing critical challenges related to Urban Water and Water Logistics. The agreement is signed under the Dutch government Partners for International Business (PIB) program.
The agreement delivers on a promise by the coalition to H.E. Phyo Min Thein, the Regional Chief Minister of Yangon, in June this year, when he visited the Netherlands (LINK). During this visit, he requested Dutch expertise and advise on key topics related to Urban Water: water supply, water resources, water governance and water innovation; and Water Logistics: Yangon sea port, river transport, river dredging and river tunneling.
DFID (Department for International Development) will support Myanmar around 5 important areas:
- Peace building and conflict resolution
- Improve state capability, democratic governance and accountability
- Economic transformation and job creation
- Supporting the development of a dynamic and resilient rural population and economy
- Developing human capital
DFID Burma has three program teams; the Human Development team (concerned with health and education), the Governance and Security team (concerned with humanitarian aid, peace process and democratic areas), and the Inclusive Growth team (concerned with livelihoods and economic development).
Department of Agricultural Research is a government department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) whose vision is food security and nutrition with the impact of innovative advanced crop variety and production technology research.
DAR has 6 divisions including 16 sections of crops and supporting sections. Now, newly establish units in DAR were Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Research Section, Post-Harvest Technology Research Section, Rice Biopark Unit, Farmer Channel and Agricultural Microbiology Research Section.
Divisions of DAR are
- Rice and Other Cereal Crop Division
- Oil Seed Crops and Food Legumes Division
- Industrial Crops and Horticulture Division
- Soil/Water Utilization and Agricultural Engineering Division
- Agronomy, Agricultural Economics and Statistics Division
- Biotechnology, Plant Genetic Resources and Plant Protection Division
Policy of DAR
- Development of new crop varieties and hybrids with high yield and good quality adapted to agro-ecological and climatic conditions and increasing crop production by using quality seeds.
- Application of biotechnology and molecular techniques in breeding of mother stem cells.
- Farmers participatory breeding and selection of new crop varieties.
- Diverse genetic resources including wild types, landraces, and released varieties conservation and pre-breeding preparation of crops in the Seed Bank.
- Integrated pest and diseases management researches for the safety of consumers and environment.
- Farmers participatory researches of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good manufacturing Practices (GMP) from seed to post-harvest of crops.
- Establishment of National Agricultural Research and Extension System in corporation with concerned agencies in order to strengthen research and development of sustainable utilization of natural resources, organic farming, and conservation agriculture to increase agricultural production.
- Research of climate smart agriculture, crop rotation, mixed cropping, intercropping for effective utilization of soil and water, agro-forestry, and cropping pattern.
- Development of research methods and producers and publication of research manual for effective breeding and experimentation by researchers.
- Making, revising and enaction of agricultural research law and regulations in accordance with time to time.
- Encouragement of private and non-governmental organizations to participate in research and extension services.
- Continuous training and strengthening capability of agricultural researchers.
DMH transferred to Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs from the Ministry of Transport and Communication on 3 February 1992. On 20 August 1999, DMH transferred to the Ministry of Transport.
Independent Burma Meteorological Department (BMD) was established on 1 April 1937. International Meteorological Organization (IMO) was established in 1873. Union of Myanmar became member of IMO in January 1938. BMD was re-organized on 23 October 1972 and renamed as Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) in the year 1974. Myanmar Daily Weather Report was issued since 1 June 1947. At that time, DMH is under the administration of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
Objectives of the DMH
Objectives of the DMH is as follows:
DHI is an international software development and engineering consultant firm which specializes in hydraulic and hydrological modeling software. While independent, DHI is associated with the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (da) and maintains a partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme focused on management of water resources. DHI has about 30 offices throughout the world with software development centres in Singapore, Hørsholm, and Denmark.
Our expertise spans across all water environments — from rivers and reservoirs, to oceans and coastlines, to cities and factories. We have a 50-year track record in developing and implementing solutions that meet real-life challenges in water environments world over. So whether you need to save water, share it fairly, improve its quality, quantify its impact or manage its flow, we can help.
Waterways Department was organized and founded in 1972 by combining the Dredging and River Conservancy sections of Department of Marine Administration, Ministry of Transport and Communication and parts of Hydrographic Surveying section of Port Corporation, Ministry of Transport and Communications.
In 1999, the Department was extended and reorganized as the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems.
As the part of cooperation between Myanmar and the Netherland according to the MoU for cooperation in the field of Integrated Water Resources Management signed in May 2013, the second Joint Steering Committee (JSC) between Myanmar and Netherlands was held and Multiannual Working Plan was signed on 17th November 2014 at DWIR office in Yangon, Myanmar. Mr. Peter Heij, NL Competent Authority of the MoU, Director General of the Directorate for Spatial Development and Water Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, handed over the Executive Summary of Myanmar Integrated Water Resources Management Strategic Study “From Vision to Acction” to U Htun Lwin Oo, Myanmar Competent Authority of the MoU, Secretary of National Water Resources Committee - NWRC, Director General of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems, Ministry of Transport.
Element of the Working Programme identified for the cooperation between Myanmar and the Netherlands are -
- IWRM data collection, information and modelling activities;
- Capacity building (Universities and training facilities);
- Knowledge transfer and advice by High Level Expert Team IWRM;
- Strategic study on implementation of IWRM and follow-up activities in Myanmar;
- From identification of possibilities for concrete projects “no regret” to ‘learning by doing projects’.
We design solutions that improve private and public space in Yangon for the benefit of families, the community and the city at large. Key in our model are Yangon’s home-owners and residents, whom we help to become aware of the value and potential of historical, cultural, social and natural assets in the city and whom we make central agents in our design processes in order to ensure local ownership and impact. Four principles are key to our work: 1) local leadership and user-centeredness, 2) Asset-based and creative, 3) ecological sustainability and 4) financial viability.
Doh Eain is registered as a company and as a non-profit. We rely on and apply a diversified set of financing methods, working with clients, loans and grants for revenue generating and non-revenue generating activities.
The Netherlands has demonstrated its capacity to apply its knowledge in the learning–by–doing projects and to develop an Integrated Strategy for the Ayeyarwady Delta. We are also helping to build capacity for the further development of Myanmar. We facilitate student scholarships and apprenticeships for young workers in the field of water management in Myanmar.
Myanmar recognizes Dutch expertise related to water, and the government has specifically requested the Netherlands to assist. The challenges in Myanmar and the Netherlands, both low lying delta’s, are very similar and so is the need for integrated water management in both countries. Many challenges means many opportunities for the Dutch water sector, not only in water management, but also in water sanitation, waste water treatment, drinking water, dredging, port developments, water transport, urban development, water & food, water & energy and water & industries.
More information: https://www.myanmarwaterportal.com/repository/business/21-myanmar-netherlands-magazine.html
Following Cyclone Nargis, a large number of national and international NGOs established the Local Resource Centre (LRC) to assist local communities and civil society groups in the collective effort for relief and rehabilitation. The Burnet Institute led the establishment of LRC in collaboration with a broad partnership of organizations, including World Concern, the HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Capacity Building Initiative (CBI) and Oxfam. LRC was launched on May 15, 2008 to enable better coordination between local and international implementers, advocate on behalf of local groups, ensure access to capacity development services and ultimately strengthen the collaborative response to Cyclone Nargis between local and international organizations. Following the Nargis phase of operation (May 2008 – September 2010), LRC shifted its focus from disaster response to the holistic development of indigenous CSOs. LRC officially registered as a local NGO in May 2012.
Eijkelkamp Soil & Water makes a difference worldwide by developing, producing and delivering solutions for soil and water projects. Eijkelkamp Soil & Water is involved in soil and water projects worldwide within the themes Land Degradation, Food Security, Urbanization, Pollution, Land Development and Natural Resources. We also provide solutions that make sustainable water and soil management easier. The product range of Eijkelkamp Soil & Water contains environmental research equipment, monitoring services, (online) information systems and specialized sonic drilling and sampling equipment.
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).
We are an Australian Government owned not-for-profit organization. We offer capacity building, modelling tools, technical support services and a community of practice to support integrated water resource management, and water management governance. Our main role is to support the implementation and use of eWater Source as the National Hydrological Modelling Platform in Australia. To that end, our government owners contract us to provide these ‘adoption’ services in support of the Australian Council of Australian Government's (COAG) National Hydrological Modelling Strategy. This includes provision of long term maintenance and improvements to Source, and providing technical support and training.
FBLN Myanmar is a network of scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and farmers exchanging knowledge on flood-based livelihood systems (FBLS), contributing to the productivity of FBLS in the country and working on bringing FBLS to the mainstream of education and policy. It is also a subsidiary of the Flood-Based Livelihoods Network (FBLN) Foundation. The Network invites partners in the agriculture and water sector to work together to improve FBLS by improving practices related to water distribution, water rights, soil moisture retention and soil fertility, new crops and fisheries, and conflict mitigation mechanisms. The Flood-Based Livelihoods Network is currently supported by IFAD, European Commision, World Agroforestry Centre and FAO .
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.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies.
GGGI supports its member governments to achieve the commitments expressed under the Paris Climate Agreement, and their Sustainable Development Goal targets.
GGGI works with in-country governments across Ministries and Departments as a trusted and neutral advisor to explore the value of green growth opportunities in the context of the country’s own growth and development goals.
GGGI’s objective in Myanmar is to strengthen the government’s institutional framework for NDC implementation by assessing green growth potential and priorities, and developing necessary tools and capacity.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise that supports the German government in international cooperation for sustainable development via technical advice and capacity development. The GIZ operates in more than 130 countries and employs approximately 17,000 staff members worldwide.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ has resumed its activities in Myanmar in 2012 in the area of sustainable economic development. GIZ activities include three projects on a) Private Sector Development, b) Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and c) Financial Sector Development.
Read about the many areas of collaboration between Myanmar and The Netherlands:
Greenovator is a social entreprise launched on the 1st of May 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. It was founded by three core members that all graduated from the same alma mater at Yezin Agricultural University. All three of them share a passion and commitment in promoting sustainable agricultural production, the use of natural resources and environment conservation.
Our values describe what Greenovator really means and our values themselves are the brand of Ours.
(1) Accountability: Our actions and words make us.
(2) Creativity: We will always try to see what the others do not.
(3) Quality: Our quality is our life, success and everything. We will always keep our services and products in the highest quality.
HydroNumerics Pty Ltd was founded in 2010 to deliver innovative engineering services that support proactive management of water resources using technologies generated from two decades of research and development. Our team has extensive experience delivering services to local and international clients across the globe. We deliver software and services to utility, government, consultant, academic and industry clients across the globe and nurture relationships that provide lasting value to their business.
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities. The Institute offers a unique combination of applied, scientific and participatory research in water engineering combined with natural sciences, social sciences and management and governance. IHE Delft carries out educational, research and capacity development activities that complement and reinforce each other in the broad fields of water engineering, water management, environment, sanitation, and governance.
In Myanmar, IHE Delft has been actively involved in capacity building, collaborating with academia and government. On 2017, it organized the Alumni Refresher Course on ‘Urban and Rural Polder Development in Coastal Areas: Impact of Climate Change and Land Subsidence on Food Security and Environmental Integrity’ in partnership with Myanmar Maritime University (MMU) and the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.