“While Kayin State is not prone to cyclones and tsunamis like other parts of Myanmar, other hazards such as landslides and flash floods can harshly impact our lives. As the Chairman of the Rubber Plantation Association, I am aware that these kinds of hazards can cause severe damage to the rubber trees and businesses in my area. The knowledge that I gained at the training was extremely useful and I want this information to reach as many people as possible. My strategy for the future is to meet with youth and rubber plantation farmers of Hpa An and Hlaing Bwe to share the knowledge. My aim is to ensure that what happened in 2018 where floods displaced 13,000 people in our area never happens again.” – U Saw Tin Maung Sein, Chairman- Rubber Plantation Association
The Myanmar Preparedness Partnership (MPP) implements a strategy to protect livelihood from floods in Kayin State, Myanmar This case-study is part of an initiative to capture individual stories of change by APP national chapters in each country to highlight how their interventions have benefited the communities at large. These individuals have enthusiastically participated in APP activities and taken it a step beyond to propel concrete actions in making their communities prepared for disasters.