News & Events

This past July, partner representatives from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) visited the pilot sites in Southern Shan State where MIID is implementing the Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas (HIMILICA) Initiative in Myanmar.

This article appeared in the Irrawaddy News on August 31, 2015.

Locals Lead Response to Climate Change in Burma

RANGOON—Inle Lake, one of Burma’s most well-known attractions, is framed in part by the lush-looking surrounds of the Shan mountain range. But on closer inspection, what appears to be the green of forest is mainly hardy bush and grass, dotted with a few small trees.

August 18, 2015 - MIID’s CSO Capacity Building project team returned from a second round of coaching visits with partners in Shan State last week. The project provides organisational development support for partner CSOs, with the ultimate goal of building up strong local organizations that can help to enable sustainable economic development in the region.  

This article originally appeared in the Myanmar Times on June 19, 2015.

Three-year study to examine waterways

This article appeared in the Myanmar Times on June 19, 2015

An unlikely trail: trekking in the Danu SAZ

This news originally appeared in MRTV YouTube Channel on June 16, 2015

Inception Workshop on Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative

Over 100 representatives of government, Myanmar academics, and project partners participated in the half-day launch event of the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative, a project promoting river health in the Ayeyarwaddy and Than Lwin rivers.

As part of MIID’s Heritage Trails Project in the Danu Self-Administered Zone (SAZ) of Shan State, a group of trekkers tested out one of the 20 newly-mapped trails, in preparation for introducing the trails to the general public before the tourist high season later this year.

June 5, 2015

MIID signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) in Napyidaw on June 5, 2015. The MoU was signed by Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, MOECAF, and Mr. Joern Kristensen, MIID Executive Director.

This article appeared in the Myanmar Business Today on June 4, 2015.

Chin State to Get Danish, UNICEF Assistance

By Tin Mg Oo

With aid provided by Denmark government, UNICEF and Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID), authorities will implement a social welfare project in Myanmar’s impoverished Chin state.