A research on “Green spaces in Yangon: Towards a greener city for All“, aiming to promote a greener Yangon and a participatory sustainable urban planning through through evidence-based research and policy recommendations, was launched June 14 (Friday) at Yangon Technological University’s Assembly Hall (HRD Center).
The event was commenced by the opening speech by Amyotha Hluttaw MP Naw Hla Hla Soe, presentation about the objectives of the event by AD’s Executive Director Carol Moet Moet Aye, followed by research presentation by AD’s research officer Yay Chan.
Afterwards, a panel discussion on “Making a greener Yangon” was followed, moderated by Maw Htun Aung, Strategic Communications Adviser to AD and also a Country Manager for Natural Resource Governance Institute. Panelists, Dr. Swe Swe Aye, Deputy Rector (Retired) at Yangon Technological University, Daw Moe Moe Lwin, Director of Yangon Heritage Trust, and Daw Cho Cho Shwe, an architect for Doh Eain, raised the issue from different perspectives and took the comments and questions from the audience.
The research launch was co-organized by Another Development and Yangon Technological University Student Council, and funded by Open Society Myanmar.
As a follow-up, AD is aiming to meet with Yangon City Development Committee, Yangon Region Government and Yangon Region MPs to present research findings and policy recommendations as a means of advocacy.