On 15 - 16 June 2017, CAPSA representatives met with Mr. Khant Zaw, Director General of Department of Rural Development (DRD) and Dr. Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) in Nay Pyi Taw. CAPSA delivered the message on formal closure of the project ’An Integrated Rural Economic and Social Development Programme for Livelihoods Improvement in the Dry Zone of Myanmar,’ which was implemented from November 2014 to June 2017 with funding from Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). The project aimed at improving livelihoods and food security in the Dry Zone of Myanmar.
CAPSA reported the project outputs, outcomes and recommendations and expressed appreciation to the government of Myanmar for their support for the implementation of the project. CAPSA also requested their continued support to ensure sustainability of the project’s impacts. Mr. Khant Zaw expressed appreciation to ESCAP for successful completion of the project and confirmed the Department’s continued efforts to sustain impacts of the project by disseminating knowledge products of the project. He requested ESCAP to further explore possibilities to implement projects to follow up on the project recommendations. Dr. Tin Htut expressed appreciation to CAPSA for its commitment to support Myanmar’s development and requested its continued and stronger partnership with the MoALI in the coming years to support MoALI to strengthen institutional capacity for evidence-based policymaking for agricultural development of Myanmar.
Mr. Ichimura, Head of CAPSA (left) hands over project brochures
to Mr. Khant Zaw, Director General of Department of Rural
CAPSA team explores a possible future partnership with
Permanent Secretary, Dr. Tin Htut (centre)