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 Export to Your Calendar 3/10/2020
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Phandeeyar
628/636 Merchant Road, (10th Floor, Royal River View Condo) Between 29th and, 30th St.
Contact: Andrea Skinner
+66 82 249 2542

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ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab #6

Co-led by Mercy Corps Myanmar

From Biomass to Solutions: Myanmar’s Experience 

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Phandeeyar,628/636 Merchant Road,
(10th Floor, Royal River View Condo) Between 29th and, 30th St.
Yangon, Myanmar



The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) invites you to join the sixth regional Learning Lab on Sustainable Agriculture to discuss challenges and best practices in Agriculture Small and Growing Business (SGB) in East and Southeast Asia. This lab series aims to bring together stakeholders - ANDE members and key players in the agriculture ecosystem - to discuss key global and regional challenges ranging from agri-business model, sustainable finance innovation, role of women as sustainable consumer and investor, agtech and roles of technology in tackling climate change, energy access, and food security in the region.

This session will explore challenges and lessons to promote clean technology for ‘biomass to solutions” in the rice industry in Myanmar covering various topics from technology R&D and adoption, to green financing and enabling environment issues. This session will be in English.

Key Takeaways:

1) Documented challenges, lessons on the promotion of rice biomass to energy
2) Proposed moving forward plan



08:30 AM – Registration

09:00 AM – Welcome and Introduction to the Session
  By Leo Roozendaal | Country Director | Mercy Corps Myanmar

                     Andrea Skinner | Program Associate | ANDE

09:30 AM – Potential of Biomass for Solutions

  Hear about the research behind bridging agricultural livelihoods and energy access planning in Myanmar, as well as how optimizing the use of biomass can increase the potential for circular economies.

                 By  Angela Mae Minas | Researcher | Tyndall Center for Climate Change Adaptation, University of Manchester

                      Bernardo Ferreira de Sousa | Country Representative Myanmar | GERES
                      Thiri Aung | Environmental Specialist | World Bank 

                      Babette Bodlaender | Country Manager | AgriProFocus Myanmar

10:00 AM – Lessons from Practical Experiences

Hear about the current status of key topics around rice husk to energy technologies, policy on public power purchase agreement and contract management, along with green financing can help move this sector forward

                 By  Saw Dino Ku| Managing Director | A Bank

                       U Soe Tint Aung | Founder, CEO | Royal Htoo Linn

                       U Ye Min Aung | Chairman | Myanmar Rice Federation

                       Moderator: Dipti Vaghela 
| Consultant | Hivos

10:30 AM – Coffee Break

10:50 AM – Social Venture Spotlight 

11:00 AM – Interactive Session

Participants will help develop key recommendations and identify actions to help promote the development of biomass to solutions and how stakeholders can help build these business 

11:45 AM – Closing

12:00 PM – Lunch



ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab #6 Session is co-led by


With special support from:



ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab Co-leaders: