Symposium: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources

Date: November 1, 2018

Location: Yangon, Myanmar


IFC’s Performance Standard 6 (PS6) represents international best practice for biodiversity management. Its objectives are to protect and conserve biodiversity and habitats, encourage the mitigation of the implementation hierarchy, and promote sustainable management of living natural resources.

Application of PS6 is very site-specific, depending on the species, ecosystems, quality of baseline data, and existing biodiversity management. Fulfilling the requirements of PS6 is a significant undertaking, best initiated from the beginning of project planning along with the development of an environmental impact assessment.

This symposium is designed to create a better understanding of PS6 and its application in the Myanmar context.


8:30 – 9:00 --- Registration

9:00 – 9:15 --- Welcome and introductions

9:15 – 9:30 --- Why does biodiversity matter and the impact of PS6 in IFC projects

9:30 – 10:30 --- Overview of PS6 fundamentals

10:30 – 10:45 --- Tea break

10:45 – 11:05 --- Overview of PS6 and offsets

11:05 – 12:00 --- PS6 in the Myanmar context: link to national regulations; IFC’s SEA and other landscape initiatives; NGO initiatives and role as partners.             

12:00 – 13:00 --- Closing and lunch



Please contact Naung San Lin at or 0959 519 3573 by October 15, 2018.