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Capacity building for environmental conservation of the Inle lake

UNDP / Myanmar - Web-based Inle Lake Management Authority (ILMA) knowledge management portal.

SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Project Detail


The Inle Lake is a freshwater lake and lucrative tourist site in Myanmar, a country located in Southeast Asia. Environmental conservation is a practice that allows for the  protection of the environment and natural resources on individual and government levels.

In 2015, the Government of Myanmar launched the Inle Lake Conservation 5-Year Action Plan (2015-2020) to focus on biodiversity conservation, and support the active participation of local communities and key stakeholders in the development of the Inle Lake. However, there were limitations in coordinating the different stakeholders (i.e. government, non-governmental organisations, and local communities) to support the implementation of the conservation plan.


Bewsys developed a web-based knowledge management portal to provide transparency and efficiency in information sharing for stakeholder collaboration to implement the conservation plan. This website provided a platform for the public to access information on the Inle Lake region. The design process considered inclusivity by supporting two languages: English and Burmese and the easy management of the portal by users.


The website is helping to manage stakeholders in  promoting environmental conservation and the sustainable development of the lake. Additionally, data on the ecosystem of the lake aids in monitoring the progress of the 5-year conservation plan of the lake.  The Government of Myanmar can sustainably manage the Inle Lake while contributing to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), specifically clean water and sanitation, climate action, life below water, and partnership for the goals.

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