Climate Risk Information Needs for Decision-Making in Myanmar

This research aims at informing development initiatives that responds to capacity gaps and requirements of stakeholder sectors in Myanmar in relation to mitigation and management of risks relevant to climate variability and change. The research concentrates on Dagon Seikan Hpa-An, Keng Tung, Kyauk Phyu, Labutta, Mawlamyine, and Meiktila; and select communities therein. These townships were prioritized considering differential hazards, risks, and capacity building requirements, with respect to various zones (i.e.

Climate Profile Myanmar (Climate Variabilities, Extremes and Trends in Central Day, Coastal and Hilly Zones)

This study is undertaken to provide evidence to support community exercise and perceptions on climate variabilities, extremes and observable trends in select priority areas in different climate zones for evolving better understanding of past, current and potential future climate opportunities and risks.

Scenarios for Building Local Resilience Pakokku Township Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (2016 – 2050) (Summary for Policy Makers)

Pakokku is located in the western part of the central dry zone, on the west bank of the Ayeyawady River. 290,139 people live in Pakokku Township, just over 30 per cent of whom live in the town itself. Pakokku has a mostly flat topography, except for some low mountains in the western area of the township, and is characterized by a hot, dry climate. Vulnerability relating to water is the predominant challenge in the township.

UN-Habitat and Myanmar Partners discuss priorities areas of action in the National Urban Policy Framework.

Nay Pyi Taw 11 June 2018,– Myanmar’s Union Construction Minister Mr. U Han Zaw opened a national workshop and consultation on the National Urban Policy (NUP) Framework for the country. The workshop validated the priority areas in the framework, i.e. municipal governance and finance, urban and regional legislation, land governance, housing and environmental and climate change issues.



Myanmar’s climate is projected to shift dramatically in the coming decades, having a lasting and significant impact on Myanmar’s ecosystems and, in turn, on human health, agriculture, food security, infrastructure, local livelihoods and the larger economy. The climate risk information in this report, developed in collaboration with the Department of Meteorology (DMH) and in consultation with other key stakeholders, can aid adaptation and resilience planning across many sectors.


UN-Habitat and Myanmar sign MoU to support impoverished communities

Nay Pyi Taw, November 09, 2016—UN-Habitat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Rural Development (DRD) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of the Government of Myanmar. It is envisioned that by the end of the new MoU in 2018, over 1.8 million people in 1,314 villages (25 townships) would have benefited from WASH, community infrastructure, electricity and housing projects.


Myanmar celebrates World Habitat Day

Yangon 5 October 2016-- Myanmar celebrated this year’s World Habitat Day, with the government reaffirming its commitment to make affordable housing a priority. UN Habitat representatives joined members of communities from a slum area in Hlaing Tharyar Township in Yangon’s periphery, who had organised a World Habitat Day whose theme was ‘Housing at the Centre’ celebration to draw attention to their lives.

Guidelines for Urban Planning in Myanmar

UN-Habitat supports city, regional and national authorities to improve and adopt policies, plans and designs for more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change. As Myanmar is pushing for a sustainable approach to urbanization, it increasingly needs planning capacity. This document is intended to support such development of technical planning expertise.