A series of three workshops on ‘Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) to Support Local Planning for Climate-resilient Agriculture’ were organized in the Dry Zone of Myanmar to build capacities of local stakeholders to use PRA as a tool to support participatory decision-making and enable a more responsive policy environment for agricultural sustainability and farmer welfare in Myanmar’s Dry Zone. The workshops were held for stakeholders in the Sagaing Region from 7-9 September 2016, in the Mandalay Region from 14-16 September 2016 and in the Magway Region from 26-28 September 2016.

This year, UN Day on 24 October will be celebrated across Asia and the Pacific with a video contest highlighting the ways in which people in the region are working towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), based on seven key themes. Video submissions for this contest should be uploaded to YouTube with the hashtags #UN4U and #AsiaPacific by 30 September 2016.

A "Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Strengthening Local Capacities for Climate-resilient Agriculture in Myanmar’s Dry Zone" was held from 30-31 May 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The Dialogue was organized by CAPSA and Network Activities Group (NAG) in collaboration with the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) and the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM).