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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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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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Myanmar NBSAP Update Consultation Workshop

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The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for Myanmar was first drafted in 2011 to provide a national strategy for the conservation and sustainable use of nature.  This NBSAP is now being updated with new information and to include national counterparts to the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets. These targets are designed to mainstream biodiversity and sustainable use across all …

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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund – CEPF’s Long Term Vision Meeting

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MERN and IUCM  held a meeting with MERN’s member organizations and some conservation INGOs to develop a long term vision of CEPF. The main topics are conservation practice and research, civil society capacity, sustainable financing, finding priorities and set measurable targets for CEPF funding over the next 15 year until 2030.  The targets and priorities defined in this meeting  helped …

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3rd Strategic Plan Meeting with Member Organizations

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  The 3rd strategic Plan meeting was held with MERN member organizations.  All attended member organizations actively discussed on the draft Strategic Plan (SP) which is based on discussions and inputs of MERN member organizations’ inclusiveness and participatory from previous 1st and 2nd strategic plan meeting. In this 3rd SP meeting, Mr. Greg Martin presented the importance of having strategic …

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