Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) is a non-political, non-profit and non-government organization in the forestry sector of Myanmar. Its strength is experience, dedication and dynamism. Registered in 1996, FREDA is currently composed of 775) members, comprising foresters, botanists, agronomists, zoologists, veterinary scientists, hydro-geologists, engineers, timber businessmen, journalists, artists, etc. Membership is open to any citizen of Myanmar over the age of 18, except those in active government service.

Honorable Founders

U Sein Maung Wint Retired DG (1996-2012)
U Ohn Retired Director (1996-2015)
U Sein Win Retired Director (1996-1999)
U Soe Kyi
Retired DG
U Myint Swe Win Retired DDG (1996-1999)
U Than Myint Retired Director (1996-1999)
U Aung Than Retired DGM (1996-2000)

To regulate climate change and environmental deterioration through active participation of local community in sustainable forest management, proper land use practice and community development.



To promote participation and partnership in

1.   sustainable forest management

2.   natural environment conservation

3.   wildlife protection

4.   grass root level community development

5.   human resource development

6.   disaster risk reduction and sustainable land use

7.   responsible eco-tourism



The 18 member Central Committee (CC), approved at an appropriate General Assembly for a term of three years governs FREDA. The CC forms the Executive Committee, consisting of (5) CC members to oversee day-to-day operations. Field activities are implemented by the members recruited for specific assignments with people’s participation.

Executive Committee

Standing Executive Committee members of FREDA include:

  1. U Sann Lwin          Chairman (Retired DDG, PSD, MOF)
  2. U Mya Win           Vice-Chairman (Retired Deputy Director, Forest Department)
  3. U Soun Htwe      Secretary (Retired  Director, Forest Department and DZGD)            
  4.  Dr.San Thwin    Pro-Rector and Professor (UOFES), DDG-ECD
  5. Daw Wah Wah Khine            Treasurer   

Note :

FD Forest Department
PSD Planning and Statistics Department,
MOF Ministry of Forestry
DG Director General
DDG Deputy Director General
University of Forestry and Environmental Science
Environmental Conservation Department
Dry Zone Greening Department

Central Committees

The 18th members of the Central Committee selected among the FREDA members and approved at the 16th General Assembly held on  August 2024 are:

1 U Sann Lwin Retired Deputy Director General,  Planning and Statistics Department, Ministry of Forestry
2 U Tin Latt
Retired Deputy Director General , Dry Zone Greening Department
3 U Htun Paw Oo
Retired Director, Forest Department
4 U Zaw Win (7)
Retired Deputy Director General , Dry Zone Greening Department
U Than Htun
Freelance Consultant
6 Dr. Thein Aung
Retired Assistant Director, Forest Department
7 Dr.Maung Maung Than Mangrove Specialist.
8 U Myint Lwin
Retired Director, Forest  Department
Daw Khin Lay Swe Retired pro-rector, University of Agriculture, Researcher
10 U Myo Min
Retired Director, Forest Department
11 U Mya Win
Retired Deputy  Director, Forest Department
Dr.San Thwin
Pro-Rector and Professor (UOFES), DDG-ECD
U Soun Htwe
Retired Director, FD and DZGD


Daw Wah Wah Khine

Finance Specialist

U Htay Maung
Retired Director, Forest Department
U Ohn Lwin
Retired Professor, UOFES
Dr.San Win
Retired Director
U Myint Ngwe
Retired Director, Forest Department