11-13 July 2019, Nay Pyi Taw
U Own Win, the Minister of MONREC and U Kyaw Kyaw Lwin, Deputy Director General of Forest Departments gaving suggestions on hand-on training.
The National Forest Inventory Methodology Feedback Workshop was jointly organized by Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at the Auditorium Hall of Forest Research Institute, Nay Pyi Taw.
The workshop was intended to gather the operational and logistics feedbacks and share the lessons-learnt in the field testing and to finalize the Field Methodology of the National Forest Inventory. In addition, the workshop was organized to give hand-on training to the Final Year Students of the University of Forestry and Environmental Science on demonstration of how to use the field equipment according to the Field Methodology of NFI.
At the opening of the workshop, U Kyaw Kyaw Lwin, Deputy Director General of Forest Department and Mr. Franz Arnold, Chief Technical Advisor of FAO UN-REDD Programme in Myanmar gave opening remarks respectively.
After that, the 7 Field Crews gave the feedback presentations of findings on Field Testing. FAO project team also shared the preliminary results of field testing from project sides regarding to the data, work power, time analysis and spatial analysis in addition to the soil data analysis result. The field testing was implemented in 6 districts of Pyapon, Tharyarwaddy, Myingyan, Pyin Oo Lwin, Katha and Taunggyi. The initial results of the field testing were also presented in the workshop by the Project Team.
With the demonstration of field equipment, hand-on training was given to the Final Year students from the University of Forestry and Environmental Science (UFES) by the 14 field crew members in 7 demonstration plots which were allocated around Forest Research Institute (FRI) Campus.
U Own Win, the Minister of MONREC and U Kyaw Kyaw Lwin, Deputy Director General of Forest Departments, Directors and Deputy Directors of Forest Department gave some suggestions on the field training and demonstrations during hand-on training.