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New voting system is revealed in Myanmar’s Green Growth Potential Assessment Seminar

Spectrum team supported the facilitation in Myanmar’s Green Growth Potential Assessment Workshop

held at Thingaha Hotel on February 9 2017. This event is organized by MONREC , GGGI and Vivid Economics. The event brought new technique of voting system by using special voting devices for choosing priorities sectors on Myanmar Green Growth Assessment. Because of this advance technique, every participant’ voice is counted favoring all inclusive participation.

The GGPA is a diagnostic tool that identifies areas where green growth has the highest potential of supporting the economic development of a country. It was developed by the Global Green Growth Institute for two purposes: First, the tool helps governments to identify areas in which green growth policies are most effective. Second, the tool helps GGGI to identify the areas where the organization will focus its work and set up specific development projects.

During Workshop, H.E U Khin Maung Yi : permanent secretary from MONREC and Mr.Frank Rijsberman : Director General from GGGI gave opening speech. Moreover, Mr. Jan Steller (GGGI)and Mr. Philip Gradwell (Vivid Economics) presented methodology and group consultation on Green Growth Potential Assessment.

Ms. Hanna Helsingen from WWF and Mr. Pasquale Capazzi from MCCA explained their experiences on Identification of Green Growth Priorities. And Daw Ohnmar May Tin Hlaing from IGES gave presentation about National and City Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Myanmar.

During press time, U Hla Maung Thein(Director General, Environmental Conservation Department) said “Today, we mainly discussed the green growth development while carrying out the economic development of the country. So, based on the results that we received from the workshop, we will carry out the tasks that we need to implement firstly. Then, we will get the technical assistance from them for the implementation process in cooperation with the concerned department.”

An estimated 80 participants including senior officials from Myanmar Ministries , representatives from NGO ,CSO and academia attended this event.

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