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 for successful implementation of project.
The meeting focus on cooperation and coordination between organizations to encourage GOs, I/NGOs, CSOs and local communities for participation and engagement in environmental conservation program particularly in Tanintharyi Region and was attended 32 participants from CSOs, Government departments, I/NGOs, Ethnic armed organization (EAO), and Community forest user groups (CFUGs).
According to meeting agenda, introduction of V4MF Project and updating progress decided to be done from the previous quarterly meeting by Khin Moe Kyi, Training Coordinator of RECOFTC-Myanmar Country Programm, respective project activities of Nature Reserved Project (TNRP), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are presented at the meeting.
Participants discussed challenges and opportunities in the establishment of community forests, cooperation and coordination between GOs, I/NGOs, CSOs, and local community to achieve objectives of the project in participatory way.
By sharing challenges from the past, participants have chance to evaluate the issues happened, to understand on existing situations and limitations in project areas and, then to adopt the synergy for effective and efficient for further implementation of the project.