FREDA has spent over a decade reforesting mangroves in the Irrawaddy Delta region
FREDA works with scientists and governments to identify and protect endangered species
In Myanmar the environment is closely linked to rural livelihoods and FREDA works hand in hand with communities to bring protect the environment and fight poverty. Learn More
What is FREDA?
Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) is a non-political, non-profit and non-government organization in the forestry sector of Myanmar. Its strength is expertise, dedication and dynamism. Founded in 1996, FREDA is currently composed of (409) members, comprising foresters, botanists, agronomists, zoologists, veterinary scientists, hydro-geologists, engineers, timber businessmen, journalists, artists, etc. Membership is open to any citizen of Myanmar over the age of 18, except those in active government service.
FREDA is the country Focal Point for Myanmar in the ten nation South East Asia Civil Society Environment Alliance (SEACSEA) formed in May 2007 to promote environmental protection and sustainable development in the ASEAN region.
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The 15- member Central Committee (CC) approved at an appropriate General Assembly for a term of three years governs FREDA. The CC forms the Executive Committee, consisting of (7) CC members to oversee day-to-day operations. Field activities are implemented by the members recruited for specific assignments with people’s participation.
Standing Executive Committee members of FREDA includes:
Chairman: U Ohn (Retired Director, Forest Department)
Vice-Chairman: U Than Nwai (Retired Deputy Director General, Forest Department)
General Secretary: U Sit Bo (Retired Director, Forest Department)
Finance Secretary: U Sann Lwin (Retired Deputy Director General, Planning and Statistics Department, Ministry of Forestry)
Internal Auditor: U Tin Ohn (Retired Deputy General Manager, Myanmar Timber Enterprise)
Executive Committee Member: U Myint Aung (Retired Director, Dry Zone Greening Department)
Executive Committee Member: U Kyaw Nyein (Mangrove Specialist)