GRET is present in Myanmar since 1994.
A great many changes have taken place in the Ayeyarwady Delta during the two years following Cyclone Nargis. The social impacts monitoring study carried out by the Tripartite Core Group (TCG) in April 2010 provided a unique opportunity to understand the changing nature of post-disaster recovery challenges. Many Nargis-affected communities have begun to recover, and the aid effort has made important contributions to the recovery of villages in the Delta. However, needs remain immense. Recovery rates for the main sources of livelihood vary more significantly within the villages: while farming has started to recover somewhat, fishing is declining despite tentative signs of a recovery a year ago. The long-term effects of the cyclone are obvious, and it is clear that the development path in the Delta has been fundamentally changed.
Cyclone Giri, a category four cyclonic storm, made landfall in Rakhine State on October 22, and caused severe damage to 20,380 houses and infrastructures including roads and bridges in coastal areas. Approximately 17,500 acres of agricultural lands and nearly 50,000 acres of aquaculture ponds were also destroyed. Forty-five people were reported dead, and more than 101,000 people lost their homes. In all, more than 260,000 people (52,000 households) were affected by the storm.
In support of the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1), the donors established a multi-donor Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) with an endowment of 100 million dollars to support the poorest and most vulnerable people in Myanmar. LIFT falls under the National Medium-Term Priority Framework (NMTPF) and the Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP) for the Delta areas. By the first quarter of 2010, LIFT was able provide the first round grants to partners for selected activities in the townships affected by Cyclone Nargis and in other priority states/divisions.
GRET launched three projects—one financed by Danida and the other two by LIFT—with the aims of reinforcing and extending the activities of promoting sustainable livelihood and natural resources management schemes in Northern Chin State and continuing the recovery activities by furthering the development of agriculture and livelihoods in the Ayeyarwady Delta.
Utilisation durable et communautaire des ressources naturelles et préservation de l’environnement dans le Delta de l’Ayeyarwaddy, Myanmar
Myanmar | 01-02-2012 - 31-01-2015
Le projet a pour but d'une part d'appuyer Mangrove Service Network à développer ses capacités organisationnelles et institutionnelles pour une gouvernance renforcée et une participation accrue aux réseaux d'ONG environnementales birmanes. D'autre part, il vise à appuyer la protection de l’environnement et l’exploitation durable et communautaire des ressources naturelles
Myanmar Agriculture Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
ONG et collectifs d’ONG
Mangrove Service Network (Myanmar), Oxfam-GB (United Kingdom), Solidarités International (France), Welthungerhilfe (Germany).
Food Security Working Group (FSWG) Steering Committee, Working Group on Microfinance (MFWG), International NGO Forum.
Représentant : Htet Kyu - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tél. et fax: 95 1 540 975 / 95 1 546 259
47(C), Komin Kochin Street
Shwe Gone Daing
Bahan Township, Yangon
La représentation du Gret à Yangon compte 12 salariés nationaux, dont le représentant. Les équipes projets concernent 98 personnes dont quatre salariés expatriés.