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CLIMATE AND ENERGY

CLIMATE & ENERGY PROGRAMME

WHY CLIMATE & ENERGY?

Just 38% of Myanmar’s population has access to reliable energy. Meeting this acute deficit is critical to the country’s development journey, but as the world’s second most vulnerable country to the effects of climate change, climate mitigation and ecosystem protection is equally important.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Thanks to a historic lack of dependence on fossil fuels Myanmar is in the unique position to bypass the energy mistakes of its neighbours, and to protect the ecosystems which will in turn protect the people who call this country home. To realise this vision, we are working with the government towards finding a solution to provide electricity for the entire country based primarily on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.

In the race for electrification we also need to ensure we are resilient through climate change mitigation and ecosystem protection. Fortunately Myanmar is in the unique position to bypass the energy mistakes of its neighbours and leapfrog into a future fuelled by renewable energy.

MEET THE TEAM

Shoon So Oo
Shoon So Oo
Energy Programme Manager

What do you do?

“I do magic. I help Myanmar people make electricity out of sun, water and air.”

Why do you do it?

“I’ve hated the dark since I was young."<br> Shoon is a bit of a joker. He says “I like to laugh at people who say solar and wind technologies are too advanced for Myanmar while holding the latest iPhones in their hand!”<br><br> Shoon is a self-proclaimed nerd with a background in electrical engineering, energy engineering and environmental management. He was a proud civil servant in (then) Ministry of Energy prior to joining WWF.

Pyae Phyo Aung
Pyae Phyo Aung
Senior Energy Programme Officer

What do you do?

"Providing sustainable energy to the people."

Why do you do it?

"To see brighter and greener environment."

Pyae has background in electrical engineering and bio-resource engineering. He recently relocated to Myanmar to work in environment sector for Myanmar.

Yadanar Ei
Yadanar Ei
Government Relations and Energy Officer

What do you do?

“Provide government relation support for off-grid renewable electrification at State and Regional levels.”

Why do you do it?

“I desire to replace unreliable and badly maintained diesel micro-grids with small solar systems and to implement a proper renewable electrification system in Myanmar.”

May Thida Maung
May Thida Maung
Energy Programme Officer

What do you do?

"I help people to get sustainable energy access and promote renewable energy use."

Why do you do it?

"Myanmar is in developing stage and there are many people in Myanmar who are living without access to electricity. On the other hand, we need more energy for development. We can make best use of other countries’ experiences in the energy sector, avoiding their mistakes and utilizing the latest technologies for sustainable development."

May Thi has background in Electronic Engineering and Energy Engineering. She handled various solar projects all over Myanmar before joining WWF.

Sai Tun Nyi
Sai Tun Nyi
Junior Energy Programme Officer

What do you do?

“I help and assist the process of making more electricity in Myanmar.”

Why do you do it?

“I do not like wasting earth’s gifts, especially considering Myanmar is in desperate need of electricity and those natural resources can help us.”

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