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Areas included in the HKH region

Chin, Shan, Rakhine & Kachin states

Highest peak

Hkakabao Razi: 5,881m

Mountain ranges

Hengduan Shan

Country Nodal Agency

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation

Dhrupad Choudhury
Programme contact

Dhrupad Choudhury arrow

Chief Scaling Operations, Country Focal point

A partner since inception

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Myanmar contributes core support to ICIMOD, with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC) as nodal agency, and the Forest Department as designated focal point.

The incumbent Director General, Forest Department, formally represents Myanmar in the ICIMOD Board of Governors. Myanmar and ICIMOD are working in the area of enhancing the resilience to climate change and other changes in vulnerable communities through support to livelihood improvement and diversification, and to related capacity building and institutional strengthening, internships, research and demonstration, and regional and international workshops and conferences, among other activities.

ICIMOD’s partner institutions in Myanmar include government agencies, development agencies, academic and research institutions, universities, NGOs and private sector. ICIMOD, as a regional intergovernmental organisation with a unique mandate, would
like to continue to strengthen on-going partnerships and explore new opportunities for partnerships in Myanmar toward sustainable mountain development through knowledge generation and
regional cooperation.

Regional Programmes engaged in Myanmar

Knowledge into action

These specify objectives focus on intregrating knowledge, orentatiting knowledge into use and delivering impacts for the residents of HKH and in the trun globe.

Adaptation and Resilience Building

From farmers to fishermen, climate change is wreaking havoc on lifestyles and livelihoods, threatening the HKH communities and their ability

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Transboundary Landscapes

Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in landscapes defined by ecosystems rather than administrative boundaries.

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River Basins and Cryosphere

Economic and social benefits derived from water resources in an equitable manner while conserving and, where necessary, restoring freshwater ecosystems.

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Myanmar Country Desk Office

Early in 2015, ICIMOD successfully established an ICIMOD Myanmar Country Desk Office in the MoNREC, the nodal Ministry in Myanmar. This establishment will give an opportunity for the activities of ICIMOD’s partners in Myanmar to have an increased ownership and visibility as well as to expand partnerships. The Country Desk is to have a focal point of contact for coordination of the activities with various stakeholders in Myanmar as the ICIMOD activities are increasing. This will help to provide overall facilitation and logistical support and serve as one window system for all matters related to ICIMOD programmatic works in Myanmar. The Desk will also act as communication and outreach to other stakeholders for increased visibility and potential diversification of ICIMOD programmes.

ICIMOD would like to continue to strengthen on-going partnerships and explore new opportunities for partnerships in Myanmar toward sustainable mountain development through knowledge generation and regional cooperation.

Furthermore, it is felt that a Country Desk helps to enhance Myanmar-ICIMOD collaboration given the changing context and increasing interests from various development partners. It would complement the efforts to diversify the ICIMOD programmes and establish partnerships with other government Ministries and Departments keeping in view with the national development priorities of the Government of Myanmar.

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