CGIAR COVID-19 HUB Work Area 3 - Myanmar
Evidence and options are urgently needed by national policy makers and implementers as they make decisions and adapt to the evolving Covid-19 pandemic. The CGIAR Covid-19 Hub provides a targeted and coordinated research response to the pandemic that is affecting health systems, national economies, poverty and food security. Through teams set up in five countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, Myanmar and Nigeria), the Hub is engaging with governments and other national partners to respond to country demands for innovative and evidence-based solutions for emergency response and recovery. Activities of the CGIAR Covid-19 Hub are carried out through four Work Areas. WorldFish is leading activities in Myanmar under Work Area 3 – Support Country Covid-19 Responses. The aim is to respond to country demands (across different population groups with a focus on those that are most vulnerable), and design and implement cross-CGIAR research interventions targeted to specific country and subnational needs. The country team plays a facilitating role in this process, linking country demand for Covid-19-related research and supply of CGIAR data, knowledge, evidence, innovations, and capacity development. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) leads this work in the Gulf of Mottama, Myanmar. IWMI will conduct surveys with actors in the agricultural and fisheries value chains and report on the findings.