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25 Dec 2015 | Himalica

P3DM in Myanmar

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A training on Participatory 3-Dimensional Model (P3DM) building was held in Letmaungwe, Kyaung Taung Village, Nyaung Shwe Township in Myanmar from 10–21 December 2015. The programme was organized as part of the Himalica pilot by ICIMOD together with the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID), with technical guidance from the Geospatial team at ICIMOD. Government line agencies, community leaders, MIID staff, and ICIMOD professionals took part in the discussion on the usability of P3DM for the management of water, land, and other resources for livelihood security and climate change adaptation.

Certificate distribution to the participant on P3DM Training/workshop in Myanmar.
Photo credit: Dr David Abrahamson/MIID

A training on Participatory 3-Dimensional Model (P3DM) building was held in Letmaungwe, Kyaung Taung Village, Nyaung Shwe Township in Myanmar from 10–21 December 2015. The programme was organized as part of the Himalica pilot by ICIMOD together with the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID), with technical guidance from the Geospatial team at ICIMOD. Government line agencies, community leaders, MIID staff, and ICIMOD professionals took part in the discussion on the usability of P3DM for the management of water, land, and other resources for livelihood security and climate change adaptation.

A total of 33 participants took part in the training – 24 from the communities (11 women and 13 men), 4 from MIID, 3 from the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Forestry, and 2 from ICIMOD (resource persons Govinda Joshi and Gauri Shankar Dangol). The training started with an orientation on map reading, the objective of P3DM, and how to build the model. The P3DM model was built with the involvement of local communities in 6 villages: Kyaung Taung, Kyaung Na, Pantin, Thayetpin, Zeyar, and Ant Pet. The model covered details such as roads, trails, houses, schools, monasteries, health posts, ponds, springs, and land use. At each stage of development, the model was verified with village leaders and participants. After completing the model, its usability was discussed with the participants.

The closing ceremony was held in the presence of representative of the Forest Department, the Nyaung Shwe Township Administration, village leaders, the Director of MIID (Joern Kristensen), ICIMOD Regional Programmer Manager (Dhrupad Choudhury), Himalica Coordinator (Erling Valdemar), and team members (Surendra Joshi and Sanjeev Bhucher). In their closing remarks, the delegates highlighted the benefits of using the model for communities in terms of better planning and management of resources. The participants were awarded with certificates for their participation and were enthusiastic about the use of P3DM for understanding the area, planning for development, and communicating with planners and policy makers, as well as visitors.

 

 

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