The Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Government of Myanmar (GoM), with support from UNICEF, GIZ and Water Aid will host the 6th WASH in Schools (WinS) International Learning Exchange (ILE) from November 27 to December 1, 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw.
Previous WinS ILEs have been held in Philippines (2012), India (2013), Laos (2014), Sri Lanka (2015) and Indonesia (2016). The WASH in Schools ILE in Myanmar, is an opportunity to review countries commitments to WinS and continue to build regional learning and partnerships. Over the five days, participants will:
Myanmar Anthem National Anthem (Myanmar)
Minister of Education officially opens the 2017 WinS ILE
UNICEF Myanmar Representative: Ms June Kunugi
Cultural Performance: dance from Nay Pyi Taw (Local Cultural Group)
Country Updates: 1
Country Updates: 2
Country Updates: 3
Country Updates: 4
Country Updates: 5
Country Updates: 6
Country Updates: 7
Country Updates: 8
Christie Chatterley - WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme &
Chander Badloe – Regional Adviser WASH UNICEF EAPRO
All participants will attend this session, session will be 3 hours including short coffee/tea break
15-minutes for each speaker; session chairperson: tbc
Thematic / Technical sessions 2 & 3
2 parallel sessions; participants will sign up before hand for their choice of one session. Signing of the session by participant will be done on Day 1. Each session will be 3 hours including coffee/ tea break.
7.1 MHM/Gender in WinS
7.2 Accelerating WinS 3 –Star at Scale
(including discussion on ensuring access/availability of WASH facilities in schools)
10-minutes for each Technical Session Expert/Moderator plus discussion
15 minutes for Question and Answer
Briefing and Group Formation
15-minutes for each speaker, with session chairperson: tbc
Q&A and plenary discussion on 3 presentations
School VisitsParticipants will be divided into 6 groups. Each group will get chance to visit two schools. Lunch will be served during the field trip.
|Group 1 & 2||Group 3 & 4||Group 5 & 6|
|School visit - Observation WinS activities/facilities and discussion with school management, children and community||School visit - Observation of WinS activities/ facilities and discussion with school management, children and community||School visit - Observation of WinS activities/ facilities and discussion with school management, children and community|
Feedback from Field Visit
|Moderated Plenary Discussion - Debriefing
General observations & reflections on field visit
Countries work on their take-home messages and actions
Review of ILE Week
Presentation of ILE Outcome document
Handover of hosting of 2018 ILE
Formal closing speeches
Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC) II, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
The meeting will take place from 27th November to 1st December, 2017. There will be one and half day field visit to Myaing Township, Mandalay Region in Central Myanmar. Participants should plan to arrive in Nay Pyi Taw on 26th November 2017 (there is direct inbound flight with Bangkok Airways from Bangkok to Nay Pyi Taw on 26th November 2017). The meeting will conclude on 1st December, 2017 and participants can book outbound flights from 08:20 hr onwards on 2nd December 2017 from Nay Pyi Taw to Yangon (there is no direct outbound flight with Bangkok Airways from Nay Pyi Taw to Bangkok on 2nd December). For more information, here is the link for Myanmar National Airlines flight schedule to fly from/to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw. https://www.flymna.com/plan-a-trip/flight-schedule.
In general, all foreign nationals require visas to enter Myanmar. Visa-free travel (for 14 days, or longer in some cases) is permitted for Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos’s passport holders. Myanmar visa can be obtained in their UNLP's/National Passports from the Myanmar Embassy/Consulate at their duty station or the closest Myanmar Consulate representing the region, prior to their travel. Participants are encouraged to find out what the visa requirements are and start the visa application process, as soon as possible. Here is the link for more information. https://www.go-myanmar.com/visas. . If a letter of invitation is needed please contact International Learning Exchange firstname.lastname@example.org. A passport must be valid for at least six months in order to obtain a visa. Failure to comply with visa instructions will result in lack of entry.
All participants should apply for security clearance through ISECT from UNDSS Myanmar and they should carry a print out of the security clearance with them at least one week prior to date of departure. More information on ISECT is available at the following link https://trip.dss.un.org/dssweb/WelcometoUNDSS/tabid/105/Default.aspx?returnurl=%2fdssweb%2f
Arrangements for your stay have been made at Hotel Mingalar Thiri Hotel, which is at a much negotiated rate of USD 50 for (Deluxe room for single or double occupancy) inclusive of all taxes, buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi. http://www.mingalarthiri-hotel.com/deluxe.php. 10% per diem will be deducted for lunch provided by UNICEF at the venue.
We have arranged to stay at the following hotels in Nyaung U
In Yangon, we have arranged your stay at Yangon airport Hotel which room rate is USD 50 (Standard room for single or double occupancy) inclusive of all taxes, breakfast and Wifi.
Participants are requested to settle their bills directly in cash or by credit card at the time of departure. Check-in time is 1400hrs and check-out time is 12noon. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and charges may apply.
Participants can avail of pre-paid taxi services (Grab & Uber are available). Taxi counters are available at the airport arrival lounge. The ride from Yangon International Airport for International Travel (Terminal 1 or 2) to the Domestic Travel (Terminal 3) would take approximately 5-10 minutes. It is encouraged to hire taxis from Yangon International airport and it costs USD 2 or around 1500/2000 MMK.
If you need to make a transit in Yangon from International Travel (Terminal 1 or 2) of Yangon International Airport to go to the hotel (Yangon Airport Hotel, 1 km away from Yangon Int Airport) on your arrival or from Domestic Travel (Terminal 3) of Yangon International Airport to go to the hotel (Yangon Airport Hotel, 1 km away from Yangon Int Airport) on your departure. It is encouraged to hire taxis from Yangon International airport and it costs USD 2 or around 1500/2000 MMK.
You are expected to arrive in Nay Pyi Taw latest by the evening of 26th November 2017.
Participants can avail of pre-paid taxi services. Taxi counters are available at the airport arrival lounge. The ride from Nay Pyi Taw International Airport to Mingalar Thiri Hotel would take approximately 30 minutes. It is encouraged to hire taxis from Nay Pyi Taw International airport and it costs around 20,000 MMK.
Please do indicate the same with your flight details in the attached Registration/Confirmation Form and send the details to International Learning Exchange email@example.com on or before 5th November, 2017.
The respective UNICEF office would be funding for the participant’s travel to Myanmar and 10% of Nay Pyi Taw DSA will be deducted when lunch is provided on 28th November to 1st December, 2017 and 25% of Nay Pyi Taw DSA will be deducted when lunch and dinner is provided on 27th November, 2017. UNICEF Myanmar would be taking care of local travel inside Myanmar and the boarding and lodging in Myanmar.
The average temperatures in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Nyaung U in November/ December between 25 to 32°C. So, please come prepared. An umbrella can be invaluable.
The currency in Myanmar is Myanmar Kyat (MMK) (the current exchange rate approximately is MMK 1350 for USD 1). Most international currencies and traveler cheques can be exchanged at banks or local money changers. Major credit cards are accepted in major establishments as well as at money changers. You can get a cash advance on your credit card at most banks and transfer funds into the country, the latter usually taking a few working days.FreeCurrencyRates.com
Internet connection (wifi) is free of charge at the Mingalar Thiri hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, Hotels in Nyaung U and Conference Room at MICC II in Nay Pyi Taw.
The standards used in Myanmar are a two-pin plug (round or rectangular) or three-pin plug with voltage: 220 V, Frequency 50HZ. It is better to bring socket adapter from two-pin to three-pin (one of those adaptors) as most of the hotels in Myanmar use two-pin plug.
The meeting will be held in Conference Room, MICC II in Nay Pyi Taw.
Registration for the workshop will be done at the conference venue on the first day of the conference i.e. 27 November 2017, between 0800-0830 hrs.
Mr Khin Aung
Address: Office 13, Department of Basic Education, Ministry of Education Nay Pyi Taw
UNICEF Office at Yangon
No, 23-A, Inya Myaing Road, Shwe Taung Gyar Ward (2), Bahan Township,
Yangon 11201 Myanmar
Telephone: +95-1-2305960~69, Facsimile: +95-1-2305956
Board Director, World Toilet Organization
Country Presentation Guideline: Each participating country will be expected to update their progress via a short audio-visual presentation that will have to be prepared in advance. Therefore, participating countries are encouraged to prepare a short video clip about their WinS programme progress.