Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (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.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) partner with

United States

Myriad USA

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Myriad USA

Myriad USA provides donors with a simple and efficient platform to support nonprofit initiatives overseas, anywhere across the globe. Myriad USA brings together the expertise and networks of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) and Give2Asia, and builds on their shared history, their shared belief that local knowledge counts, and their shared objective of improving the lives of people around the world.

Myriad USA offers several services to U.S. donors and foreign nonprofit organizations, including: Donor advised funds, Legacy funds, Disaster response funds, Corporate Plus Advisory Services, Myriad ART for gifts of artworks, and American friends funds for foreign nonprofits seeking to raise funds in the United States. Myriad USA is also an experienced ‘philanthropy architect’ – we adopt a flexible approach and develop tailor-made solutions when needed.

Myriad USA is a U.S. public charity within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors are eligible for a U.S. income tax deduction for their contributions, to the extent permitted by U.S. tax law.

On-going/Past projects

Disaster Preparedness in Ayeyarwady Region

By Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA)

The Disaster Preparedness in Ayeyarwady Region project will implement essential activities relating to disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction in storm-hit villages; Saving lives and livelihood assets as well as improving living standards.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation