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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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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 …

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Vietnam exchange visit of FAO-FFF program

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Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) has been implementing a program in Myanmar in collaboration with Forest Department (FD) of Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) since 2013. Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) is a Facilitation Organization for FFF program in Myanmar. Forest Department led to form a national level policy platform namely “Community Forestry National Working Group (CFNWG) with …

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Formation of MERN

The idea of Networking for rehabilitation and conservation of mangrove resources including livelihood activities among the local environmental NGOs and establishment of a mangrove recovery fund or trust fund was initiated in the meeting held for “Promoting Community-led Natural Resource Management in the Delta” organized by Pyoe Pin Program on 13 December, 2008. A series of follow up meetings were …

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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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MERN Governance

MERN is a national umbrella network for member NGOs in Myanmar. Membership is open to organizations registered, or in the process of being registered, with the Myanmar government and that are implementing or supporting on-going programs in Myanmar on issues related to the environment as per the MERN Charter, 2014. MERN governance is open only to MERN members, elected by …

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