2012 was a pivotal year for Myanmar, moving from a military regime to a parliamentary democracy with many evolutions: changes in ministries to implement reforms, releasing political prisoners, accepting non-governmental political opposition, cease fire agreements with ethnic armed groups, an end to censorship in the media and publishing, and new laws. The opening to international trade and growing interest from donors have opened up new possibilities.
In this context, GRET became an officially registered international NGO and obtained a license to run its microfinance activities. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of Health was signed to implement a new nutrition project. While ensuring the continuation of its existing projects, GRET forged new relationships, participated in new networks, explored new subject areas and intervention zones, established new projects with other NGO partners as part of consortia, collaborated with a private company as part of an innovative approach, prepared a new HR policy and standardized financial procedures, and began to build new relationships with government offices.
In March 2013, Pascal Canfin, France’s Minister of Development, met with GRET’s teams in Myanmar during an official visit and pledged his support for GRET’s activities strengthening Birman civil society.
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
- Public Institutions: Department of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture Research / Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation; Department of Health; Ministry of Health; Progress of Border Areas and National Races Department / Ministry of Border Affairs; Ministry[LA1] ; Myanmar Microfinance Supervisory Enterprise / Ministry of Finance and Revenue; Small-Scale Industry Department / Ministry of Cooperatives
- Donors: Danida (Embassy of Denmark); Livelihood Security Trust Fund (LIFT); European Union (EU); UKAid
- UN and other International: UNDP; International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
- NGOs: Mangrove Service Network (Myanmar); Solidarités International (France); Action Contre la Faim (France); Welthungerhilfe (Germany)
- Groups: Food Security Working Group (FSWG); Land Core Group (LCG); Food Security and Agriculture Technical Group (FSATG); Food Security Information Network (FSIN); Microfinance Working Group (MFWG); International NGO Forum.
- Private Sector: Gold Power Co. Ltd.
Present since 1995.
Representative: Htet Kyu
No. B-1, Kan Yeik Mon Housing Compound, Kan Street, 10 Quarter, Hlaing Township, Yangon
Tel. and Fax: +95 1 230 5078, +95 1 230 5079, +95 1 511 027
GRET’s staff in Myanmar is composed of 187 people, four of whom expatriates. GRET’s branch office in Yangon contains 14 national staff, including the representative.