Programs and Project implemented during the last 10 years from 2008 to 2018 were:-


1. Myanmar reforestation programme (Phase (V) (ACTMANG-Action for Mangrove Reforestation, Japan)

The project is funded by the Japan-based ACTMANG organization in the Ayeyarwady Region, Phyarpone Township, within the Ama Township Sub-district, and located within the Pyindaye reserve forest. The establishment of mangrove plantations is currently in Phase V, the period from 2019 to 2023. The project has been ongoing since 1999, and it is still being implemented, covering the period from 1999 to 2018. In the mangrove plantation, carried out in Phases I to IV until 2018, a total of (6,615) acres have already been established, along with more than (3,500) acres of RIF plantations and supplementary plantations.   In 2019, FREDA established 250 acres of mangrove plantations. Subsequently, (250 acres) of mangrove plantations were established in the rainy season of 2020, and in the rainy season of 2021, an additional 250 acres of mangrove plantations were established. As a result, a total of 750 acres were reforested in Phase V. 


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December survival counting

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Donor’s field visit to project site


2. Capacity Development Packages for Myanmar to support the MAHFAS Programme

The Global Environment Center, GEC Malaysia, supports this project. FREDA conducted Kalaw, and Nyaung Shwe Township in Shan State, and Pathein Township in Ayeyarwady. The project's activities are focused on peatland training courses and assessment of peat soil in Pathein Township. The Forest Department collaborated on excavation works, and the project started in July 2022 and will continue until March 2023. 


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Group photo of training in Shan State

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Participants in the training of Ayeyarwady Region


3. FREDA/ACP Mangrove Reforestation Project

          The FREDA/ACP Mangrove Reforestation project (Andaman Blue Pilot Project) is funded by Andaman Company Myanmar. It is situated in Pyindaye reserve forest, Phyarpone District, Ayeyarwady Region. The project involves mangrove plantations in forest areas owned by local community groups and is considered an establishment business. In the rainy season of 2023, 300 acres of mangrove plantations were established and cultivated in cooperation with six forest user groups. The project spans from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.


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Site Preparation

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Site Preparation


4. “Advancing Cooperation Between Lower Mekong Countries to support governance, transparency and local voices, concerning with water and Water Related Ecosystem”

FREDA implemented the program on “Advancing Cooperation Between Lower Mekong Countries to support governance, transparency and local voices, concerning with water and Water Related Ecosystem” from 5th October 2022 to 31st October 2023, with the financial assistant of Pact, Inc., under “Mekong Connections: Governance, Transparency, and Local Voices” funded by the US Department of State East Asia and Pacific Bureau. Twelve monthly online consultation meeting, four desk research, six awareness raising on water related ecosystem, watershed management, Waste disposal, environmental management", need assessment for environmental justices, questionnaire survey was done. One op-ed or news article is written. FREDA participated at workshops, organized by PACT. Progress reports, PowerPoint presentations and research finding can be downloaded at publication.


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Participants in the online Zoom training for Lower Mekong Project

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Participants in the online Zoom training for Lower Mekong Project


(a) Integrated Watershed Management for Natural Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation in Myanmar(K-MMR-0701-0001)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Kachin State, Shan State, Magwe Region and Ayeyarwady Region . Total project budget was USD 356,310 and the project period was 2 years and 4 months from 1.2.2007 to 30.6.2009. Under the project, establishment of community forests, planting of fruit trees and medicinal plants, electricity supply by hydro-power, contour terrace farming, agroforestry, digging surface and tube wells for clean water supply and mangrove plantation were successfully implemented in the project areas.


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Integrated Watershed Management in Kalaw Township

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Active participation of young and old Kachin people in community forestry


(b)Immediate Emergency Relief for Cyclone Nargis affected people in Myanmar (K-MMR-0805-0001)

In response to the calls for assistance to the Nargis affected people in 2008, this project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region. The project budget was USD 505,519 and the project period was 8 months from 1st May to 31st December 2008. Under the project, rice, cooking oil, salt, drinking water, turpaulin and T-shirts were distributed free of charge for 11 times to about 4000 households (about 18,000 people) in 26 villages in Pyapon township.


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Transportation of relief goods distributed by DKH/FREDA

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The smooth hand-over of rice, oil and salt to the villagers distributed by DKH/FREDA


(c) Food security-related relief and rehabilitation projects after Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar (Distribution of paddy seed and agricultural machinery) (K-MMR-0806-0004)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe(DKH) of Germany, in Ayeyarwady Region from 1st June to 31st November 2008. The project budget was USD 136,010. The main objective was to help the Cyclone Nargis hit communities to recultivate the damaged farmland using quality paddy seeds and power tillers and diesel to work in time for their food security in place of lost cattles. Under the project, paddy seeds, diesel oil and power tillers were distributed free of charge to the farmers from 7 villages in Gayan village tract in Bogale Township.


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Power tillers ready for distribution to the farmers in Cyclone affected area

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A power tiller donated by DKH is seen ploughing a paddy field


(d) Rehabilitation of houses and construction of Cyclone shelters in Myanmar (KMMR- 0810-0006).

This project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Cyclone Nargis affected areas in Ayeyarwady Region. The project budget was USD 2,240,665 and the project period was 1 year and 7 months from 1.10.2008 to 31.5.2010. Under the project, 4 School-cum-Cyclone shelters, 500 rural houses, 7 piers , 1 bridge, 1 ware house cum rest house were constructed in Bogale and Pyapon township within the project period.


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SCCS at Oakphokwin chaung village

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Htawpaing (Shwepyiaye) village housing complex

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Reinforced Concrete Pier constructed at Kontanpauk village

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FREDA warehouse-cum-rest house constructed at She Pyi Aye village


(e) Rehabilitation and disaster preparedness in Nargis affected areas of Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar through sustainable landuse and renewable energy (K-MMR-0901- 0001)

This project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region for 2 years from 1.1.2009 to 31.12.2010. The project budget was USD 230,720. Under the project, formation of wind break forest plantation, income generating with bee-keeping, distribution of fruit tree seedlings, introduction of renewable energy such as rice husk gasifiers, solar and wind energy for lighting, and testing oil seeds, were implemented during the project period.


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Wind break plantation at Mingalar Thaungtan village

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Distribution of fruit tree seedlings to villagers for income generation

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Electricity provided by solar power system at Okphokwin Chaung SCCS

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Lighting of village-street lamp posts powered by the gasifier at Bobagone village


(f) Mangrove reforestation and community forestry in Hpo Oo San village

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Myanmar Environmental Rehabilitation Network (MERN) in Hpo Oo San village, Tebinseik village tract, Pyapon township, Ayeyarwady Region for one year from 1st April 2011 to 31stMarch 2012. The project budget was FEC 20,000. The main objective was to improve the environmental condition through mangrove reforestation and hence to provide better livelihood of the rural people living in the target area . Under the project, about 60 acres (24 ha) of community forest plantation was established near Hpo O0 San village with the active participation of 23 user’s groups of the target village . The survival percentage of that plantation counted in December, 2012 was 80.6% and hence it was successfully completed.


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Mangrove plantation at Hpousan village

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Survival counting with students at Okphkwin chaung

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Okphokwin chaung Mangrove Nursery


(g) Disaster risk reduction and sustainable landuse in the Ayeyarwady Delta after the Cyclone Nargis (K-MMR-0912-0003)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region for a period on years from 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2012. The project budget was Euro 345,886. The main objective was to develop and extend the activities for disaster risk reduction and introduce sustainable land use system related with life security, agriculture, forestry, fresh water supply, poverty alleviation and uplift of the standard of living for the people in the target villages. Under the project, high ground-cum-pond (HGP) for life security, construction of school-cum-cyclone shelter (SCCS), water harvesting scheme using earthen pots and gutters, provision of school furniture and teaching aids, and training for local community and field staffs were successfully implemented during the project period.


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High ground-cum-pond(HGP)

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School furniture

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Earthen pots ready for distribution to the villagers at Ahpyin Bokchaung village

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Studying at SCCS at Taungya Chaung village


(h) Disaster preparedness and rehabilitation measures for remote villages in Ayeyarwady Delta (K-MMR-1012-0003)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region for 2 years from 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2012. The project budget was Euro 205,479. The main objective was to provide some appropriate development activities as disaster preparedness and rehabilitation measures in remote and poor villages which are prone to natural disaster and more vulnerable in Ayeyarwady Region. Under the project, construction of school-cum-cyclone shelter (SCCS), construction of rural housing, village electrification with rice husk gasifier, establishment of village wood-lots, distribution of earthen pots for storage of drinking water, distribution of furniture for village schools and testing of coconut oil as alternative energy were implemented during the project.


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SCCS at Ahlan Taing village

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SCCS at Taungyar Chaung village

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village wood-lots at Mingalar Thaungtan village

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Experiment on oil testing


(i) Mangrove Reforestation Program (phase III)

This project is being implemented with the financial and technical assistance of Action for Mangrove Reforestation (ACTMANG) of Japan for a period of 6 years from 2009 to 2014. It was started since 1999 and it has reforested a total of 1,239 ha (3,195 ac.) with fast-growing mangrove species in some parts of Pyindaye and Kadonkani reserved forests in Ayeyarwady Delta. The main objective is to establish community plantations with mangrove species in the areas where natural mangrove forests were depleted and degraded due to encroachment and many other causes. Under the project Phase III , it is planned to reforest 750 ha within 6 years. Up to the end of 2013, about (625 ha) has been established in cooperation with the communities of the target areas .


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Old plantation at Wagone village (2000)

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Mangrove Plantation at Kangyibaayegone (2006)


(j) Disaster risk reduction and sustainable landuse (20100248 G)

The project has been implemented with the financial assistance of Evangelischer Entwicklungsdients EED of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region and Kachin State for a period on years from 1st October 2010 to 30th September, 2013 . The project budget was Euro 310,000. The main objective was to conserve the natural forests and establish forest plantation for protection against natural disaster and to improve the income generation of the rural population in the target areas. Under the project, formation of green belt plantation along the coastal areas, community forest conservation in Ayeyarwady delta, distribution of fruit tree seedlings to local people, introduction of System for Rice Intensification (SRI), rain forest conservation for 540 ha. and 15 mini hydro power plants constructed in Kachin State during the project period.


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Practices of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) at Shwe Pyi Aye village

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Fruit trees plantation established in 2-bawathit village

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Wind break plantation established near Mingalar Thaungtan village

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Installation of mini hydropower unit in progress At Prawn Bum Community Forest

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Num Htawng CF with Thit Hmwe trees planted along contour terrace in Kachin State


(k)Sustainable management of Peatland forest in Myanmar

The project has been implemented with the financial assistance of European Union (EU) through Global Environmental Centre (GEC) based in Malaysia. The project period is initially 2 years from 1st November 2011 to 31st October 2013. The project budget is USD 90,000. The main objective is to explore the peatland in the whole country and put under sustainable management and National Action Plan (NAP). Under the project , about 390 soil samples have been tested at about 232 locations in (20) townships in (9) States/ Regions . Two case studies are being conducted relating to carbon storage at Heho Basin and Livelihood on peat land in Inle area.


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ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy

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Peat soil at Heho Basin, Kalaw Township

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Peat assessment with GEC team

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Field survey at Training of Trainers (TOT)


(l)Environmental conservation in Nga Moe Yeik watershed of Yangon Region

The project has been implemented with the financial assistance of Total SA and Yadanar Consortium in Hlegu township, Yangon Region for a period of 2 years from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2013. The project budget is USD 200,000. The main objective is to restore the depleted and degraded forests of the Nga Moe Yeik watershed with formation of fuel wood plantations and fruit trees for both soil conservation and environmental restoration as well as provision of additional income from fruit trees for poverty alleviation. Under the project, 200 acres of mixed fuel wood plantation are being established in some depleted forest in Hlegu township with the active participation of local communities. About 60 acres of forest plantation in the first year was successfully completed with a survival percentage of 96% in December counting of 2012.


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Nursery at Taung Htan Myaung village

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Successful agro-forestry plantation at Taung Htan Myaung village


(m)Small scale Aqua-forestry to be developed in mangrove reforestation area, Ayeyarwady Delta

This project has been implemented with the financial assistance of Network Activities Group – Wetland Alliance in Pyapon Township, Ayeyarwady delta for two years from 31st July 2012 to 31st December 2013. The project budget is about USD 61,744. The main objective is to introduce the Aqua-forestry practice in some poor village s for increasing additional income while conserving community forest nearby. Under the project, preparation of sites and fencing, construction of ponds for fishery and crab breeding, supporting for aqua seeds and feeding, provision of technical training and demonstration are done in the target villages in Pyapon Township.


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Mangrove friendly crab culture at Kywete village

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Small scale fish culture ponds at wakone village


(n)Reforestation for the development of small farmers in the context of Climate Change (K-MMR-2013-5017)

The project is being implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Magwe Region for one year from 25th February 2013 to 28th February 2014. The project budget is Euro 60,000. The main objective is to develop an alternative sustainable land use system in the sloping farm land of Dry Zone area for environmental conservation as well as livelihood security of the poor farmers. Under the project, about 96,800 seedlings of fuel wood species and fruit trees such as mango were planted on 80 acres in 6 villages in Mindon Township in June and July 2013. Compensation fee of kyats 100,000 per acre were given to the land owner and another kyats, 100,000 will be paid depending on the survival percentage of planted trees in December counting in 2013.


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Stericula Verisocolor


(o)Emergency relief for flood-affected people in Kayin and Mon States – Myanmar (K-MMR-2013-5053)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Kayin and Mon State during September and October 2013.The project budget was Euro 30,000. The main objective is to distribute emergency relief for flood-affected people in Kayin and Mon States. Under the project, essential commodities such as rice, cooking-oil, salt, pulse and purified drinking water were distributed free of charge to those families who suffered the severe impact of flood which occurred in September 2013 in those areas.


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Coordination with local authorities for distribution of relief items

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Distribution of relief items to the affected victims


(p)Tree planting programme in cooperation with City Mart.

Tree planting programme has been launched in Yangon Region with the donation of City Mart since 2011 . Under this programme, City Mart donated about ten million kyats each year and FREDA planted over 10,000 medium sized seedlings in the compounds of schools, monasteries, parks and along the road-sides in Yangon Region, with active participation of local people and City Mart staffs.


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Planting seedlings at monastery compond

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Tree planting cooperate with community


(q)Scholarship programme-Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF)-Japan

The programme has been implemented with the financial assistance of Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) of Japan since 1998. Under this program, financial support is provided to the outstanding scholars of local universities leading to M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in various fields related to environmental sciences such as Forestry, Ecology, Botany, Biology and Zoology etc. NEF also provides undergraduate stipends to the top ten students of first year up to graduation, while studying at the University of Forestry. Up to now, a total of 105 scholarships including  M.Sc/Ph.D candidates have been awarded under NEF post-graduate scholarship programme and 79 thesis and dissertation were being kept at both NEF and FREDA office.


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Thesis (M.SC-31Nos.)

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Dissertation (Ph.D -41 Nos.)

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Human Resource Development Staff Capacity Development Training No.2-2013


(r) Disaster risk reduction and sustainable community development (cont.)(DRR-EED-20130122)

This project started 1-10-2013 and terminated at 30-9-2016 that, it was implemented for about 3 years. Total funding granted by financing partner was Euro 310,000 by Protestant Agency of Diakonia and Development for the Bread for the world. The activities implemented are:-Formation of green belt = 24 ha Planting of fruit tree in home garden in 8 villages = 60,000 nos Community Forest conservation in 8 villages = 150 ha Introduction of System of Rice Intensification(SRI) in 9 village = 30 ha Introduction of Save to cooking stoves in 3 village = 300 nos Introduction of family-used LED lamp = 900 nos Training on DRR and livelihood Improvement = 220 participants


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Wind break plantation planted in 2016

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Fruit trees planted in 2016

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Making Natural fertilizer (EM BOKASHI)

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Training of SRI


(s) GKS Funding Project No 18/2015-2017

Georgo Kraus Siftung (GKS) granted Euro 27,185 for the period 2015-2017, for the implementation of the Development Programme of Reforestation for the development of small farmers in the context of climate change farming projected for (15-20) formers. The project site is in Minden township of Magwe Region, for (12) development activities in line with Community Forestry.


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Production of Sterculia Versicolor and Growing Method of Sacha Inchi Training

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Delivery on Training Certificate


(t)Climate Change Adaptation in Ayeryarwady Delta (DKH/Bftw)(Project No. 20130701/20131301)

The project Partner and the Financing enter in to the agreement on 27-12-2013 with the Common objective of brining the protestant Development Service financed totaling Euro (894,880) for the period (1-1-2014) to (31-3-2018)of (51) months, implementing the following (6)main activities.Constriction of school-cam-Cyclone Shelter = 8 nosEmbankment Constriction for preventing bank erosion near villagers   = 8 placesConstriction of Rain water harvesting ground tanks = 19 nosIntroduction of water Desalination by solar systems: -for villages 8 -for sccs      8  =16 sitesFurniture's for SCCS, (Bench&Desk) 300 sets, training chairs 50 blackboard etc)   =  9 SCCSCommunity Training on DRR = 8 times


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School cum Cyclone Shelter (SCCS) Aye Chan Tharyar Village, Bogalay Township

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Water desalination solar panels at Toe SCCS, Daydeye Township


(u)Mangrove Reforestation Programme (phase IV)

This project is being implemented with the financial assistance of Action for Mangrove Reforestation (ACTMANG) of Japan for a period of 4 years from 2015 to 2018. Under this project it is planned to reforest (600 ha) i.e(150 ha) per year with mangrove species and granted totaling (Us$ 260,000)i-e (US$- 65,000)per year.


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Mangrove Reforestation Programme


(v)Bread for the world. Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable land Use- Ayeyarwady Region, Project No.MMR.20170072.

Protestant Agency for Diakone and Development for Bread for the world- Protestant Development Service will granted up to Euro(370,000) and project parner’s/(FREDA) own means Euro(20,000), totaling Euro (390,000) project namely Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable land use will carried out during the period between April 2017 to September 2020, for (42) months. The target groups will be the rural people (4322 leaseholds) living in (36)village of Pyapone, Bogale, Mawkyun and Laputta townships of Ayeyarwady Region. The activating will be SRI (80 ha) for (100) garners, LED, for 1200 families, Save 60 Cookstove for 1600 families, Aqua forestry 8 user groups, wood lot (36 ha), Community Forestry/Mangrove plantation (80 ha) and 20 trainings on DRR and livelihood.


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Distribution of Save 60 stove at Mingalarthaungtan

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Trainees of DRR Course No.2


(w)Tree planting programme in cooperation with City Mart.

Tree planting programme has been launched in Yangon Region with the donation of City Mart since 2011. Under this programme, City Mart donated about ten million kyats each year and FREDA planted over 30,000 medium sized and small sized seedlings in the compounds of schools, monasteries, parks and along the road-sides in Yangon Region, with active participation of local people and City Mart staffs. This programme continued up to 2017, with support of Twenty million each for the years 2016 and 2017.


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(x) Subnational Consultation Workshop on REDD+ Investment Plan

UNDP granted USD 40,100 for the period 1st October to 31st December, 2020. The main objective of Subnational Consultation Workshop on REDD+ Investment Plan is to generate ideas and feedbacks of the key stakeholders from prioritized States and Regions (Kachin State, Mon State, Kayin State, Tanintharyi Region, Chin State and Sagaing Region) who are involving in REDD+ activities in Myanmar which will be essential for the improvement of REDD+ Investment Plan.


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