Validation Workshop on Methodologies for the Investment Analysis in Mangrove Ecosystems

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar; September 2, 2020 – GGGI organized a workshop on “Validation of Methodologies for the Investment Analysis in Mangrove Ecosystems in the Ayeyarwady Region” on September 2, at the Environmental Conservation Department in Nay Pyi Taw.

The workshop was organized as part of the World Bank funded project on the Analysis of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Ayeyarwady Region. The specific objectives of the project are to:

  1. Identify potential monetary and non-monetary benefits of mangrove restoration projects;
  2. Evaluate the cost effectiveness of restoration projects across a range of enhanced government-led and community forestry scenarios;
  3. Inform how management practices may help with mangrove restoration; and
  4. Inform policy development options that support mangrove restoration in view of their importance for provision of ecosystem services.

A total of 12 representatives from Forest Department and Environmental Conservation Department participated in the workshop. The representatives of World Bank and University of Queensland also joined the workshop virtually.

GGGI Country Representative Dr. Aaron Russell presenting the research methodology and initial findings

Forest Department’s representative providing feedback on research methodology

Government representatives providing comments on the initial findings