15/ Oct/ 2018
Representatives from government, the Red Cross Movement, International Organizations, Non-Government Organizations, civil society, donors and the private sector who are working closely with the Red Cross in humanitarian and resilience building activities gather in Nay Pyi Taw on the 15th of October to call for effective partnership for resilience.
They took part in a discussion entitled “Red Cross Seminar on Coalition for Resilience in Myanmar”. The seminar, hosted by the Myanmar Red Cross Society, with the support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, aims to facilitate and strengthen cooperation to improve effective Partnerships for resilience in Myanmar. Furthermore, it aims to get the commitment from partners to the coalition, through contributions to country-wide outcomes, in advancing community resilience, in line with the Sustainable Developments Goals. Through support and engagement from public authorities, the Myanmar Coalition for Resilience is part of the One Billion Coalition from Resilience and actively contributes to the building of the ASEAN Coalition for Resilience.
Professor Dr. Daw Mya Thu, President of Myanmar Red Cross Society, explains, “The Red Cross aims to reach 5 million people across the country by 2025. The plan is to look at MRCS Strategic Goals 2016-2020, and specific target areas are Disaster risk management & climate change, Health and Care, Youth Engagement, First aid and safety services, Branch and volunteer development, Blood donor, and Partnership. As auxiliary to public authorities, MRCS has established strong relationships and collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Ministry of Education, along with local authorities and the Department of Divisional Affairs. The National Society wishes to increase its potential to establish and further formalize a coalition model with public authorities as well as country-based and international partners to scale-up resilience building outcomes through shared resources, shared capabilities, shared results and shared accountability”.
The seminar is officially opened by the Union Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Myanmar, Dr. Win Myat Aye and have an introductory remark by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar, Dr. Thet Khine Win.