Myanmar is expanding adaptation efforts within its agricultural and water sectors with the help of improved data analysis and financial support. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) helped the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation to create linkages with the Green Climate Fund’s Readiness Programme. As a result, Myanmar established systems to capture reliable and timely data that will inform climate change assessments as well as drought and flood management.
“The livelihoods of Myanmar are largely dependent on the southwest monsoon, availability and access of water resources are key determinants of rural poverty. Myanmar requested support from the CTCN to strengthen water management and increase adaptation to climate variability and climate change, through the use of a web-based portal. The web portal was set up during the project”, said Ms. Thin Thuzar Win, Deputy Director of the Climate Change Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
The objective of the portal is to provide a better understanding of the climate at regional and national scale. UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment helped Myanmar to create the portal, that provides free and easy access to data and information for flood and drought management, water resources and water related sectors. Myanmar is now finalizing the concept note for the Green Climate Fund.