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

Training on Forest Cover Monitoring by FIAT

Conducting Practical Exercise  by Participants

Last week, Forest Cover Monitoring by using Forest Integrity Assessment Tool (FIAT) training was conducted for three days with one-day field trip to Hlawka National Park. The tool is developed by WWF to monitor the cover of forest. WWF and RECOFTC provided for technical knowledge and MERN organized for the training. Forest Cover monitoring by using FIAT is one of …

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Quarterly Coordination Meeting of V4MF (Voices for Mekong Forests) in Dawei, Tanintharyi

Quarterly Coordination Meeting at Burmese Church in Dawei, Tanintharyi

Quarterly coordination meeting for environmental conservation was jointly organized by V4MF (Voices for Mekong Forests) project and Forest Department at Burmese Church in Dawei. The objective is to share three months tentative work plan and to improve better coordination among GOs, I/NGOs, CSOs and local communities for implementation of V4MF project, to share information that can be better set up …

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REDD+ Strategy Development Consultation Workshops (Sub-national level) held in six regions

  With the support of UN-REDD National Programme, MERN Myanmar has been holding Sub-national consultation workshops for REDD+ Strategy Development in close collaboration with Forest Department in 12 states and regions of Myanmar since 2018’ January. Each consultation workshop is taken place for 2 days and Monywa is the 6th event, organized by MERN Myanmar out of 12 regions and …

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Holding MERN’s 8th Annual General/All Member Meeting

Opening remark by Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director-General of Forest Department of MONREC

September 8, Friday is the day of MERN’s 8th Annual General Meeting at International Business Center (IBC), Yangon. This is also 8th meeting that MERN has been holding All Member Meeting when it’s age has been 8 years old.   Representatives from Pyoepin, authentic supporter to happen MERN, representative from FAO Myanmar Office, representatives from Forest Department and Environmental Conservation …

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Smallholder Training on Sustainable Timber Production and Value Chain Creation

Opening Smallholder Training on Sustainable Timber Production and Value Chain Creation

The third training for smallholder farmers on “Sustainable Timber Production and Value Chain Creation” was opened on 28 August, 2017 at the Yuzana Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar. The training was organized by Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) under the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) Program of FAO in Myanmar with the financial support through FFF and technical support of US Forest …

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