U Kyaw Htun

Deputy Director-General
Planning and Statistics Department
University of Forestry
Union of Myanmar


Professor Kyaw Htun is Deputy Director General of the Planning and Statistics Department in the Ministry of Forestry, Myanmar and Professor at the University of Forestry, Forest Department, Myanmar. Born in 1950, he has had a long professional career in forest services in different capacities. He started as a junior plantation assistant in Pyinmana Forest Division, Forest Department of Mandalay Division in 1977 and became a senior plantation assistant in 1980 at the Forest Headquarters in Yangon. In 1984, he was appointed as a senior computer programmer at the Forest Department Computer Center. He joined the Planning and Statistics Division of the Forest Department as a staff officer in 1990 and became Assistant Director in 1995. He played a key role in formulating the District Forest Management Plan at the forest management unit level covering the whole country for the period 1996/97 to 2005/06. From 2000 to 2003, he was Associate Professor at the University of Forestry (where he is now
Professor) and Head of the ASEAN and International Relations Unit of the Forest Department. He is one of the authors of the National Action Programme of Myanmar New Regional and Independent Board Members to combat desertification in the context of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and coauthored the Sustainable Development Strategy for Myanmar. His research focus is on the general assessment of teak plantations in the Bago Yomas region, the analysis of the productivity of commercial plantations in Myanmar, and predicting the possibility of deforestation using logistic regression models.