Third Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG Forum: The Nexus of Energy - Water - Food Security & Safety

The Third Green Economy, Green Growth (GEGG) Forum took place at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Nay Pyi Taw and at Yangon University in Yangon.  

The Green Growth Summit (GGGS) is a platform that provides an opportunity for economic and environmental policymakers and experts to engage in a collective thought process by discussing specific ways in which international cooperation can be strengthened to support countries in pursuit of green growth and green economy strategies. The first meeting, GGGS 2011, organized by the ROK government, GGGI and OECD was held in June 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and 15 years of ROK accession to the organization. The meeting garnered developing countries’ views and responses to climate change through the East Asia Roundtable. 

The Opening Statement was delivered by H.E. U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, attended by H.E. Dr. Sai Muak Kham, Vice President, 13 Union Ministers, 7 Deputy Ministers, 1 Regional Ministers, 10 Director Generals, and 10 REgional Representatives. Greetings were given by Professor. Dr. Emil Salim, Chairman and Council of Advisors to the President of Indonesia, and Ms. Julie Jacobsen Takahashi, Charges d' Affaires, Royal Norwegian Embassy of Myanmar.  The President, Vice President, and Union Ministers viewed the winning Exhibitions of Affordable Green Myanmar Homes Design, Cartoons and Photographs of Natural Resource and Environment, and stayed back for Coffee and met with speakers and participants.


AFPED Showcase Side-Event:

“Adaptive and sustainable management of local resources through mobilising social partnership and collective actions - Nurturing ecosystem services for human security and promoting innovation for building a sustainable society”

 Organized by the Yokohama National University and United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Programme  Moderators: Mr. Manesh Lacoul, Programme Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and Prof. San Win, Pro-Rector, University of Forestry, Myanmar

Guest remarks by Prof. Emil Salim, Advisor to the President of Indonesia and former Minister for Environment  of Indonesia

“Ecosystem and environmental risk assessment – Approach to involving stakeholders and empowering communities” by Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Yokohama National University Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences

“A new ecological farming for sustainable production – its impacts on biodiversity and livelihood” by Prof. Nobuhiro Kaneko, YNU-GSEIS

 “Achievements and challenges in promoting environment and forest management and livelihood improvement in Myanmar” by Prof. San Win, Pro-Rector, University of Forestry, Myanamr

 “Forest management for biodiversity conservation and community empowerment” by Mr. U Ohn, Secretary-General, Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA)

 Session Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Shaw, Extension Director, Asian Institute of Technology

 “Thinking about Mangrove Resource Management: From a fieldwork in the AYWD mangrove area” by Dr. Katsuhiko Ono, Research Fellow, YNU-GSEIS

“Ecological risk assessment of alien plant species in Myanmar" by Ms. .Thiri Aung, Doctor Course Student, YNU-GSEIS

“Multi-stakeholder partnership for harmonizing rice production and wildlife conservation” by Mr. Tom Clements and Mr. Ashish John, Country Programme Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Program

 Discussion Moderator: Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, YNU-GSEIS

 “Achievements and challenges in promoting environment and forest management and livelihood improvement in Myanmar” by Prof. San Win, Pro-Rector, University of Forestry, Myanmar

 “Community-based Educational and Partnership Action - Carbon Neutral Initiative for Community Empowerment and Climate Change Mitigation through Micro Hydro Development” by Mr. Agus Syriap Hidayat, Head, Center for Economic Research, Indonesian Institute of Science, Indonesia

 “Strategies for capacity building towards sustainable natural resource management and livelihood improvement” by Dr. Jonathan Shaw, Extension Director, Asian Institute of Technology

“Addressing household water security through Nadi Water filters” by Mr. Manesh Lacoul of UNEP-ROAP on behalf of Mr. A. Khurshid Bhatti, President and CEO, Association for Humanitarian Development, Pakistan

 Wrap-up and concluding remarks by Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, YNU-GSEIS

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