On the 14th and 15th of June, the 3rd annual Aid & International Development Forum, Asia Summit, took place at Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar.
Over 250 senior decision makers came together to discuss the newest trends and progress on the sector of livelihood and health. The iniative aimed to unite regional and global expertise to offer a golden opportunity for knowledge exchange, cross-sector engagement and collaboration in long-lasting partnership.
In this international context, one of the guest speakers was Ralf Nico Thill, the Head of Mission Cesvi Myanmar. He gave a presentation about the organization’s emergency response to the Cyclone Komen, which affected the Cesvi project area in the Dry Zone heavily in 2015. Over 130 people were killed and 1.7 million got displaced by the floods and landslides. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation more than 872,000 acres and almost 40,000 houses were destroyed. Cesvi is supporting the affected areas with funding of USAID and UNDP.
As well, Ralf Nico Thill was co-leading the working group “Climate Smart Agriculture”, based on the outcomes of the Cesvi led climate change programme in the Dry Zone.