Eleven Young Water Professionals (YWPs) from Myanmar have graduated from a comprehensive training program run by the Myanmar Hydro-Informatic Centre. Three groups of young professionals have successfully completed the Myanmar YWP Program since its establishment in 2015.
The YWP Program is funded by AWP and the Netherlands Government. The recent graduation ceremony, held at Yangon Technological University on 30 May, celebrated the ‘3rd batch’ of YWPs enlisted in the 11-month program.
The YWPs were comprised of six engineering graduates across various fields, and five Government officers from the Ministry of Transport and Communications; the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation; the Ministry of Electricity and Energy; and the Ministry of Border Affairs.
AWP’s CEO Prof Nick Schofield, a strong advocate for Young Water Professionals, said “The YWP Program is helping to create the next generation of water leaders in Myanmar by exposing them to a wide range of issues and disciplines that make up the complex picture of integrated water management and river basin planning in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River Basin.”
“It enables capacity building, encourages critical thinking and facilitates teamwork between young people, government officers and society,” said Prof Schofield.
Students are selected with the aim of building a knowledgeable, passionate and well-networked generation of water professionals to continue Myanmar’s water reform journey. A 4th group is
For more information, visit the Young Water Professionals Program page on the AIRBM website.