Myanmar is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has completed its Barrier Analysis and Enabling Frameworks reports and work is now underway to finalize its Technology Action Plans.

Myanmar is located in Southeast Asia, where it faces the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea and borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. It is home to more than a hundred ethnic groups. Myanmar relies heavily on agriculture for income generation and economic growth, and 75% of the rural population base their livelihoods in the agriculture, livestock and fishery sectors.

Many of the drivers of poverty and potential growth opportunities in Myanmar are connected with water management within the agricultural sector, which it is aimed to improve. Among the key challenges in achieving sustainable development are increasing crop production and trade, improved weather forecasting, increasing adaptation to extreme flood and drought events, and better strategies for water storage. Addressing these challenges is fundamental to securing long‐term stability and progress within the country.

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Key technologies prioritized for adaptation

  •  Agriculture
    • Solar powered drip irrigation technologies in cash crop production and plantation
    • Conservation Agriculture (CA) technology for sustainable rain fed agriculture lands
    • Improvement of “Salinity tolerance rice varieties” in coastal and inland salinity areas
  • Water
    • Renovation and improvement in village ponds and tube wells
    • Water resources management for disaster management in river basin areas
    • Solar-powered desalination and purification technology in coastal areas

Key technologies prioritized for mitigation

  • Energy
    • Solar Mini Grid
    • Replacing incandescent lamps and fluorescent lamps with LED
    • Substitution of Fuelwood with efficient fuel (LPG) at Household Level for cooking
  • Industry
    • Energy Efficient Boiler
    • Efficient Electric Motor
    • Solar thermal

Get in touch

Kyaw San Naing

TNA coordinator