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Posts Tagged ‘Natural Resources’ (17 found)

How communitv-driven are CDD projects in Myanmar?

IFI Watch MyanmarThe National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP) was created by the World Bank with the objective of assisting the progress of development in Myanmar through a people-centered approach. Central to the goals of this project is its “community-driven” nature […]

August 29, 2016  •  By IFI Watch Myanmar  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Concerns about the Naung Pha dam on the Salween River

We are strongly opposed to any dams on the free-flowing Salween River, a vital artery sustaining millions of ethnic people in eastern Burma. Any blockage to its mighty flow would have far-reaching environmental and social impacts […]

August 23, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Reforms Gathering Momentum but Road Ahead Paved with Same Challenges

The Irrawaddy2Ahead of the formal transfer of power on 1 April, 2016, buzz around the country centered on the recent nominations for Cabinet ministerial positions and how the new National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government will take shape […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Save The Namtu River

SHRF coversIn January 2016, Burma’s state media reported that Naypyidaw was proceeding with four new hydropower dams on the Namtu (Myitnge or Dokhtawaddy) River, three of which are in conflict areas of Shan State […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation, Shan Sapawa Environmental and Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Mi Karen Villagers Pray for Protection of Their Land and Natural Resources Threatened by Proposed Cement Project

Hpa-an, Myanmar – Local Karen villagers gathered at the base of Mi Karen mountain in Hpa-an township, Karen State on Tuesday 29 March to pray for the protection of their land and natural resources. They organized the public prayer service in response to a recently revived proposal to develop a limestone quarry and cement factory in their village […]

March 29, 2016  •  By Mi Kayin Community  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤


ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္အတြင္းမွီတင္းေနထိုင္ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသားေပါင္းစံုံု ပါ၀င္သည့္ အရပ္ဘက္လူ႕အဖြဲ႕ အစည္းျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ကြန္ယက္ (Civil Society Network for Peace (CSNeP-Kachin State) သည္ မိမိျပည္နယ္အတြင္း တရားမွ် တ၍ ေရရွည္တံ့ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းသာယာ ဖြံ႕ျဖိဳးတိုးတက္သည့္ လူ႕ေဘာင္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းျဖစ္လာရန္ ရည္ရြယ္ကာ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား အတူတကြ ပူးေပါင္းလုပ္ေဆာင္ေသာ တတိယအၾကိမ္ေျမာက္ ဖိုရမ္ကို ပါ၀င္သူ (၁၆၂) ဦး၊ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းေပါင္း ( 30 ) ဖြဲ႕တုိ႕သည္ ၂၅-၂၆ မတ္လ ၂၀၁၆ ရက္မ်ား တြင္ျမစ္ၾကီးနားျမိဳ႕၌ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ရာ ေအာက္ပါသေဘာထားမ်ားကို ထုတ္ျပန္အပ္ပါသည္ […]

March 26, 2016  •  By Civil Society Network for Peace-Kachin State  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Bottom-up, Community-driven Development Model Presents a Sustainable Future for Villagers and the Natural Environment in Tanintharyi Region

Rangoon – (24 March, 2016) – In a region bearing the brunt of top-down development and conservation policies and processes, local communities in Kamoethway River Valley, Tanintharyi Region have designed and are implementing their own, sustainable, locally-led development process, one that benefits both the natural environment and the indigenous people who have resided there for generations, Tenasserim River Indigenous People Network (TRIP-NET) outlined in a report launched today […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Rays of Kamoethway Indigenous People and Nature and Tenasserim River and Indigenous People Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

We Will Manage Our Own Natural Resources: Karen Indigenous People in Kamoethway Demonstrate the Importance of Local Solutions and Community–Driven Conservation

TRIP-NET coverThis piece of community initiated action research reveals a number of lessons we can learn. The authors try to reflect the challenges of and opportunities for community based natural resources management in a seemingly forgotten Karen controlled area of southern Myanmar […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Rays of Kamoethway Indigenous People and Nature and Tenasserim River and Indigenous People Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sharing the Wealth: A Roadmap for Distributing Myanmar’s Natural Resource Revenues

Jade in MyanmarOil, natural gas and mineral revenues are generated in nearly every state and region in Myanmar, with the most important onshore interests lying in Bago, Kachin, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Shan and Tanintharyi. In these areas and others, extractive activities have significantly impacted livelihoods and the local environment […]

February 16, 2016  •  By Natural Resource Governance Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤