Welcome to mern


Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) is a national network of local and regional NGOs with an environmental focus. Currently consisting of 21 NGO members with a range of experience and skills, MERN is dedicated to being a leader on environmental challenges in Myanmar.

From forestry and environmental policy development, to community improvement, capacity building, and social mobilization, agriculture, livestock and fisheries, as well as social infrastructure projects, our members are engaged with improving many aspects of Myanmar's environment and society.

Formed in 2009 with the funding of the Pyoe Pin Program (supported by Department for International Development - DFID and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – SIDA), up until now, MERN has facilitated & coordinated its members with support of Pyoe Pin Program.


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News

Workshop on Formation of Community Forestry Practitioners’ Network

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Holding the workshop on “Community Forestry Practitioners’ Network (CFPN)” was started on 27th September 2016 at the Central Forestry Development Training Center (CFDTC) with the support of Community Forestry National Working Group (CFNWG), funded by Forest and Firm Facility-FFF of FAO & Pyoe Pin Program and organized by Forest Department together with RECOFT-Myanmar (The Center for People and Forests) and …

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12 Tips For Getting Your Grant Idea Funded

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Following tips are advices of CEPF’s grant directors and regional implementation teams. They want to help you submit a successful Letter of Inquiry – LOI, even if you are brand new to grant writing that they mentioned on their TOP ARTICLE of cepf.net site. (Photo: CC License) Read the ecosystem profile.  Reading the hotspot’s ecosystem profile — or, at a …

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Saving Myanmar’s Deep Forest

Forests such as Mahamyaing in central Myanmar are a priority for conservation in the country but
deforestation has already ravaged much of the biodiversity here. (Photo: CC License)

  Myanmar is one of the most beautiful and biodiverse countries in Southeast Asia. We are surrounded by lush green forest, deep blue ocean and rugged mountains that are home to many varieties of animal species, which are mostly able to live peacefully together with humans. But Myanmar also faces striking conservation challenges and preserving our nature – especially forests …

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ToT of organizational & business self-assessment and improvement of developing an action plan for Community Forest Product Producer Associations (CFPPAs)

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A three days Training of trainers on organizational self-assessment for Community Forest Product Producer Associations (CFPPAs) was organised by the Forest and Farm Facility and the CoOPequity programme of FAO and MERN, in cooperation with the Forestry Department (FD) of Myanmar and the Community Forestry Development Training Centre (CFDTC). The main objective of the training was to familiarize the 39 …

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Workshops improving writing and critical thinking

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In order to improve the writing and communications capacity of its partners in the Mekong region, IUCN is organizing a series of 2-day training workshops. The first was in Yangon in February. Fourteen participants from eight members of the Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) attended the Yangon workshop, with many staying for a few extra days to benefit from one-on-one …

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