SEI will hold a biodiversity training and media workshop for Myanmar in Monywa from 15-17 August 2018. The workshop is co-organized by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI).
The aim of the workshop is to build the capacity of participants using tools for biodiversity assessment in the Chindwin River Basin.
The media training will build the capacity of local Myanmar media in communicating on development, biodiversity and livelihood and bridging media-science-policy to raise public awareness on environment conservation.
During the workshop, the media participants will hear from SEI and MEI scientists about the scientific assessment of biodiversity in the Chindwin River Basin. The assessment includes key threats to Chindwin biodiversity, the uses of biodiversity resources by local people for their livelihoods, and the ways and means for protecting biological resources. Interactive sessions will help the media persons with practical tips for communicating on biodiversity and local livelihood issues, researching sources and interviewing, and identifying audiences for their stories.
“Saving Chindwin’s Biodiversity” gives the perspectives of the people living in the basin who talk about their lives and livelihoods, the threats to the natural resources such as from mining, and their ongoing efforts to urgently protect the basin’s natur
SEI scientists say Myanmar’s rapid economic development threatens the Chindwin Basin’s flora and fauna and the local livelihoods dependent on these resources. Implementing a host of conservation measures can save these valuable natural resources.
SEI organized a biodiversity assessment training workshop on 15-16 August 2018. The participants included government organizations, academics and civil society. The aim of the workshop was to build the capacity of participants using tools such as QGIS and