MK30: Capacity building and professional development for inclusive governance and management of water and ecosystem services in the Ayeyarwady River Basin

Naga House

After many years of isolation, Myanmar is now attempting to develop its natural resources in a sustainable and integrated manner. It has recently developed a Water Policy and is in the process of approving a Water Framework Directive. This project contributes to these processes in Myanmar by enhancing capacities for inclusive governance and management of water and ecosystems services in the Ayeyarwady River Basin. The project has four inter-related components.

Concluding, the project aims to provide a focussed and sustainable contribution to strengthening capacities of key Myanmar water related organisations, water professionals and individuals to contribute to inclusive water and ecosystem services governance and management of the Ayeyarwady River Basin.

Read a blog post, written by WLE Greater Mekong’s network coordinator on the 3rd MK30 training held in Kachin State, Confluence conversations at Myikyina University.

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Lead: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

Wim Douven (

Partners: Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems, Ministry of Transport (Myanmar); Ayeyarwady River Basin Research Organisation (Myanmar); Mandalay Technology Ltd (Myanmar); Network of Asian River Basin Organisations, NARBO (Regional); International Union for the Conservation of Nature (Regional); Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Watch coverage of MK30’s Inception Workshop by Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV)

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