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.
Impact Terra is a fast growing start-up technology company. We at Impact Terra develop and implement mobile solutions for farmers, agribusinesses and other agricultural stakeholders. Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of rural population and improve food security and safety.
We use smartphones and our proprietary mobile app platform to support millions of farmers, retailers, and other users in their daily business and information requirements. As Myanmar is leapfrogging from no to full connectivity and 100% smartphone use, we believe we can have an incredible positive impact on the lives of millions of people. We work with NGOs, CSOs and other parties to provide users with the information they need.
Our Golden Paddy platform (“Shwe Thee Nhan”) provides users with an easy-to-use visual interface and real-time and targeted content such as weather forecast, input product prices, crop market prices, product information, farming best practices, news, risk announcements, financing and more. Currently Golden Paddy operates through three different channels; a mobile application, mobile website and Facebook page.
We bring together the parties involved, content and interests, to make decisions and achieve results, which are embraced by all stakeholders. We convert ambitions into executable plans and realise them too. We remain inquisitive and inventive whilst always keeping both feet firmly on the ground. This delivers concrete results that are often surprising.
IWT is a state owned enterprise under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Union of Myanmar, operating the functions on transportation in inland waterways. IWT is performing the following main functions: (1) Operating passenger cum cargo transport along the navigable waterways of Delta areas, the Ayeyarwady river, the Chindwin river and rivers in Mon, Karean and Rakhine states in Myanmar (2) Operating ferry services at major river crossing points for the convenient transport of vehicles.
The Ayeyarwady Delta is a very complex and vulnerable system, facing impacts of climate change and future socio-economic developments. Myanmar and the Netherlands are working step by step together in the development of an Integrated Ayeyarwady Delta Strategy (IADS).
International Centre for Environmental Management is an award-winning independent technical service centre that assists government, private sector and communities to define and implement policies for sustainable development. ICEM operates through a core of specialists in biodiversity conservation, climate change, water resources management, strategic environmental assessment, and environmental and social economics. In Myanmar, ICEM is currently involved in AIRBM Project, State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA), Package 5 – Sectoral Development.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.
IFC fosters sustainable economic growth in Myanmar by financing and mobilizing capital for private sector projects. We help create jobs by supporting infrastructure projects with an initial focus on the power and telecommunications sectors. We advise the government on business reforms to improve the investment climate and access to finance so that businesses can grow.
Since IFC re-engaged with Myanmar in August 2012, our portfolio has grown to include numerous investment and advisory projects, mainly in the infrastructure and banking sectors. IFC looks for sustainable projects that yield financial returns for investors while paying development dividends for the people of Myanmar.
Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.
We work with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options.
We seek a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. We envision a world where water and energy needs are met without degrading nature or increasing poverty, and where people have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Based in four continents, our staff has expertise in big dams, energy and water policy, climate change, and international financial institutions. We support partner organizations and dam-affected people by providing advice, training and technical assistance, and advocating on their behalf with governments, banks, companies and international agencies. The focus of our work is in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
The International WaterCentre (IWC) provides education and training, applied research and knowledge services to implement a whole-of-water cycle approach and develop capacity in integrated water resource management.
Integrated water management approach for:
- Sustainable urban communities
- Healthy river basins
- Water, sanitation and hygiene
Founded by four leading Australian universities and supported by a network of 170 partners and associates worldwide, the IWC provides a breadth of expertise and experience rarely found in a single organisation.
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. In Myanmar, IWMI is undertaking projects including Rehabilitation of Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project, and Sustainable Management of Water to Improve Food Security and Livelihoods in the Dry Zone of Myanmar and also involved in Ayeyarwady State of Basin Assessment.
IWUMD is a governmental organization under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI). Main responsibility of IWUMD is sustainable operation and maintenance of (Irrigation) water management. Another responsibility of IWUMD is operation and maintenance of flood protection embankments and polders system all over the country. IWUMD operates, maintains and manages 581 irrigation facilities and 479 flood protection and drainage facilities in the country. IWUMD has been actively engaged in water development planning and the furtherance of irrigation for food security.
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.
Founded in 2009, James Davidson Architect (JDA) is a Brisbane based architectural studio which intimately links design practice, research consultancy and community development activities. Our work encompasses a diversity of project scales ranging from boutique residential to larger institutional projects, building in particular on the practice’s collective expertise in all areas of architecture ranging from one-off residential projects through to multi-res, interiors, cultural/public buildings and urban design.
We have a history of community engagement, including previously leading the Queensland office of Emergency Architects Australia and becoming deeply involved in their 2011 flood relief activities which continues to inform our urban design and residential practice work. The practice is a leader in innovative architectural approaches to practice and design with a focus on flooding and climate change adaptation having completed a range of experimental flood resilient houses in Brisbane. We have also recently completed a number of projects internationally.
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.
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, 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.
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Despite great strides in development in Asia in the past decade, millions of rural poor still have to depend on polluted water for their daily needs.
Lien AID is an international non-profit committed to enabling sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for Asia’s rural poor. Founded in 2006, Lien AID focuses on community-based approaches in the delivery of multi-year WASH programmes. Through partnerships with local governments, civil society organisations and private businesses, we hope to provide the impetus for better water governance and a future where clean water access is available to everyone.
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The Mandalay City Development Committee is the administrative body of Mandalay which has wide-ranging responsibilities, including city planning, land administration, tax collection, and urban development. MCDC raises its own revenues through tax collection, fees, licenses and property development.
Projects are being carried out in all sectors with the three objectives;
- to make the city clean
- to keep the city beautiful
- to enable the city dwellers to enjoy a pleasant life
These objectives are being implemented by the following 14 departments of MCDC.
(1) Administration Department
(2)Motor Transport & Workshop Department
(3)Market and Slaughter House Department
(5) Revenue Department
(7)Playgrounds, Parks and Gardens Department
(8)Building and Central Stores Department
(9)Roads and Bridges Department
(10)Water and Sanitation Department
(11)Urban Planning and Land Administration Department
(12)Public Relations and Information Department
(14)Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Department
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.