Bagan Region, Myanmar

Community Development and Economic Programs

Village life in the Bagan region - showing places that form a part of the study area


A team member for the Community Development and Income Generation Programs Project, I am responsible for the conservation planning and women leadership initiatives component of the study. Encompassing 5 villages in the Bagan / Nyaung U District, the pilot study defines strategies for economic development, community resilience and shared stewardship of cultural heritage resources, including:

  • Agricultural experimental farms
  • Village trade and development community centres 
  • Micro-credit program
  • Renewable energy pilot systems
  • Public-Private preservation partnership 

Phase 1 was undertaken with G. Hirata + Associates for the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction with the Asian Development Bank, and in partnership with Myanmar's Ministry of Cooperatives and Mandalay Division authorities.