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Myanmar National Community Driven Development Project Meetings and Consultations Schedule

December 20, 2012

As part of the design and preparation of the National Community-Driven Development project, the Department of Rural Development as the implementing agency as well as the World Bank have carried out a series of discussions and consultations with a range of stakeholders to learn from previous experiences with community-based approaches in Myanmar, answer questions about the project, and refine the project's design.

Below is a list of discussions that have taken place to date, and those planned for the future. The suggestions raised in these discussions have and will continue to inform the project design and implementation process. Topics that have come up in these conversations are also addressed in the Q&A section. Please send an email to myanmar@worldbank.org if you would like to share your thoughts or request a discussion on the project.

As of April 15, 2012

Meetings/consultations to-date:

September 13, 2012
Technical meeting with international NGOs at INGO Forum/Yangon

September 14, 2012
-  Technical meeting with local NGOs at LRC/Yangon
-  Technical meeting with development partners at World Bank/Yangon

October 19, 2012
Briefing meeting with local NGOs at BIC/Yangon

October 25, 2012
Briefing meeting with local NGOs in Yangon

October 29, 2012
Briefing meeting with local CSOs in Yangon

November 1, 2012
Briefing meeting with local CSOs at Paung Ku/Yangon

December 3, 2012
-  Consultation with local and international NGOs at LRC/Yangon
-  Consultation with development partners at World Bank/Yangon

December 4, 2012
Consultation with civil society organizations at Paung Ku/Yangon

December 19, 2012
Meeting with civil society organizations at World Bank/Yangon

January 28, 2013
Meeting with civil society organizations at Department of Rural Development/ Naypyitaw

February 14, 2013
State-level consultation workshop for township selection in Shan State

February 26, 2013
State-level consultation workshop for township selection in Chin State

February 27, 2013
Region-level consultation workshop for township selection in Tanintharyi Region

Planned/upcoming events (April-June 2013):

c. June 2013
Technical discussion on the draft project operations manual in Yangon

c. June/July 2013
Township socialization workshops in Chin State, Shan State and Tanintharyi Region

Additional meetings/consultations upon request.

Email: myanmar@worldbank.org