WELCOME TO MERN

Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN), a local environmental NGO, is working for environmental rehabilitation and conservation activities linking with the development of local communities for their livelihood and food security. It consists of 16 local environmental NGOs in which some has strong experience in forestry and environment, some in community development, capacity building and social mobilization, some in agriculture, livestock & fishery, and social infrastructure, etc.

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Our Projects

With regard to the financial situation, the initial amount of USD 50,000 which was funded by Pyoe Pin Program-DFID for setting up of the Secretariat and capacity building activities for member organization. Furthermore 350,000 USD has been transferred from Pyoe Pin to MERN for overall project implementation. The following Small Grant Projects are implemented by member organizations with the Pyoe Pin budget.

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Our Profile

The idea of Networking for rehabilitation and conservation of mangrove resources including livelihood activities among the local environmental NGOs and establishment of a mangrove recovery fund or trust fund was initiated in the meeting held for "Promoting Community-led Natural Resource Management in the Delta" organized by Pyoe Pin Program on 13 December, 2008.


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Our Members

  • Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)
  • Border area Development Association (BDA)
  • Ecosystem Conservation and Community Development Initiative (ECCDI)
  • Environmental Conservation and Livelihood Outreach Foundation (ECLOF)
  • Economically progressive Ecosystem Development group (EcoDev)

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Our Missions

To be sustainably developed the mangrove and other critical ecosystems which support the livelihood and food security and disaster risk reduction of local community.


LATEST CONTENT FROM MERN

COMMUNITY FORESTRY COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP

Resource depletion, environmental degradation and poverty are closely related in each other. In light of this, sustainable development and environmental...

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Communications for Sustainable Mangrove Management and Related Environmental Affairs Training Workshop Mangrove ecosystem is one of the most productive ones and a natural renewable resource. The people living in coastal areas...

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Stakeholder Participation Consultation Workshop on Forest Law Revision The objective of the workshop is to solicit views and suggestions from stakeholders and advocate for law revisions especially on people’s participation...

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Training on Communications for Sustainable Development (SD) The main objective of the training workshop is to provide journalists from Myanmar’s well-known magazines and journals as well as responsible persons...

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"Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT)" Seminar Workshop Myanmar is in the process of political and economic transition and there is an increasing possibility that Myanmar commits to international mechanisms ...

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"Exploring a market-led approach to strengthen community forestry in Myanmar" Workshop Community Forestry is taking root in Myanmar. Since the Community Forestry Instruction (CFI) was issued in 1995 roughly 2,180 hectares per year...

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Our Organizations