The webinar introduced Green Asia Network’s Sustainable Development Model (SRDM), which is based on the four strategic objectives of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD). SRDM is an interlinked model that underpins all Green Asia Network activities with the aim of creating a sustainable cycle that provides both economic opportunities for local communities and supports the distribution and growth of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. In recognition of the impact of SRDM-projects in Mongolia, the UNCCD Secretariat awarded Green Asia Network the Land for Life Award in 2014.
This webinar briefly discussed the development and application of SRDM in Mongolia, as well as its current application in Myanmar. A recent SRDM project in Tayah Village, Sagaing Region of Myanmar was explored to provide a better understanding of working with local communities and balancing economic and social development with environmental programs.
PROFILE OF THE NETWORK MEMBER:
Green Asia Network (GAN) is an international non-governmental organization that seeks to bring people together to lead sustainable lives in harmony with nature. To achieve this, GAN developed the Sustainable Regional Development Model, which focuses on sustainable land management, local self-sufficiency, and community empowerment. GAN works with local communities and deploys technical expertise in agroforestry, land management, renewable energy, and community development to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
SHORT PROFILE OF THE PRESENTER:
Ross Oke is a special adviser in Green Asia Network’s Sustainable Development Research Division.