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Partners for International Businesses (PIB) consortium has been underway since 2017 in developing a water and climate collaboration agenda between the Netherlands and the city of Yangon. This agenda has been driven by the Chief Minister of Yangon and his call to the Netherlands for support. Being one of the most climate-vulnerable cities in the world, Yangon is faced with increasingly severe water scarcity and flooding. Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)-responsible for all city infrastructure -requested the consortium to investigate the potential of climate adaptation, based on innovative approaches from the Netherlands. The consortium was assigned to the township of Thaketa, one of the most water-scarce and flood-prone parts of Yangon. Between Nov 2018 and July 2019, the consortium worked with YCDC and local communities on an Analysis and Feasibility Study to assess the vulnerabilities, identify adaption needs, and assess potential types of interventions.


In August 2019, the Chief Minister, Mayor of Yangon and Secretary of YCDC, agreed to the proposal to create a climate adaptation Pilot Project in Ward 5 of Thaketa to delivering first phase concrete results by November 2020.


In the pilot project, partners will establish an innovative community-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.


Beneficiaries of the project:



  • The residents of Ward 5 benefit from improved, climate-adaptive water supply and reduced flooding.

  • Yangon City Development Committee(YCDC) benefits from gaining practical insight in the innovative design, planning and execution of climate adaptation projects and working as part of a multi-stakeholder, community-driven process. Lessons learnt will guide them in scaling and replicating across the city, as well as development of climate adaptation and water policy strategy.

  • Yangon Regional Governmentbenefits from being able to demonstrate (and showcase) to its constituents and stakeholders that sustainable and climate-proof development of the city is a priority for this government and will secure the (economic) growth ambitions of the city.

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    Thaketa Climate Adaption Pilot Project

    Partners for International Businesses (PIB) consortium has been underway since 2017 in developing a water and climate collaboration agenda between the Netherlands and the city of Yangon. This agenda has been driven by the Chief Minister of Yangon and his call to the Netherlands for support....

    Partners for International Businesses (PIB) consortium has been underway since 2017 in developing a water and climate collaboration agenda between the Netherlands and the city of Yangon. This agenda has been driven by the Chief Minister of Yangon and his call to the Netherlands for support. Being one of the most climate-vulnerable cities in the world, Yangon is faced with increasingly severe water scarcity and flooding. Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)-responsible for all city infrastructure -requested the consortium to investigate the potential of climate adaptation, based on innovative approaches from the Netherlands. The consortium was assigned to the township of Thaketa, one of the most water-scarce and flood-prone parts of Yangon. Between Nov 2018 and July 2019, the consortium worked with YCDC and local communities on an Analysis and Feasibility Study to assess the vulnerabilities, identify adaption needs, and assess potential types of interventions.


    In August 2019, the Chief Minister, Mayor of Yangon and Secretary of YCDC, agreed to the proposal to create a climate adaptation Pilot Project in Ward 5 of Thaketa to delivering first phase concrete results by November 2020.


    In the pilot project, partners will establish an innovative community-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.


    Beneficiaries of the project:



    • The residents of Ward 5 benefit from improved, climate-adaptive water supply and reduced flooding.

    • Yangon City Development Committee(YCDC) benefits from gaining practical insight in the innovative design, planning and execution of climate adaptation projects and working as part of a multi-stakeholder, community-driven process. Lessons learnt will guide them in scaling and replicating across the city, as well as development of climate adaptation and water policy strategy.

    • Yangon Regional Governmentbenefits from being able to demonstrate (and showcase) to its constituents and stakeholders that sustainable and climate-proof development of the city is a priority for this government and will secure the (economic) growth ambitions of the city.

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