The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Saitama University

Sponsoring joint surveys, seminars and teaching materials and formulate environmental policies to strengthen Myanmar's environmental assessment abilities

Activity grant

Project Description

Myanmar has bountiful nature inhabited by diverse wildlife, and development is proceeding without adequate assessments being conducted. Although it has local laws for preserving biodiversity, the reality is that the situation with biodiversity conservation efforts is very severe. Although the Myanmar Environmental Assessment Association was established in March 2018, its technical knowledge and skills are limited, rendering data collection difficult. This project will conduct surveys of the quality of underground, river and lake water and river life in conjunction with local environmental assessment organizations, universities and environmental conservation groups in Myanmar. Against this backdrop, this project will contribute to the actualization of the country's environmental policies by improving the technical knowledge and skills of local environmental assessment engineers, as well as promote continuous measurement and analysis. The goal is to expand the participation of stakeholders in stages, and contribute to the realization of the country's environmental policy through human resource development, from the conservation of genetic resources to the conservation of water used by the poor. [No. K18-0085]

Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund FY2018 Activity Grants List (PDF 372KB)

Ecosystems and the Symbiotic Society
Grant year
FY2018 Activity Grants
Grant term
2 years (April 2019 - March 2021)
Grant amount
Activity region
Riverwater quality survey with Mandalay University

Overview of the Organization

Representative: Takeshi Fujino
Project organization
Saitama University
Professor: Takeshi Fujino
Establishment Purpose
Under the three basic policies of "playing a universal role as a government of knowledge," "solving the problems of the present," and "contributing to the international community," become a national center for advanced human resource development and academic research that supports global societies via knowledge transmission.
Recent Activities
Education, research, and societal contribution based on the principle of actively responding to global humanitarian issues as well as issues faced by local communities, and cultivating human resources through the development of diversified practical expertise.
Voice of Representative
We train experts in environmental conservation, to collect accurate data for water quality surveys and river species identification, and work to protect the beautiful natural environment from being destroyed, with the aim of maintaining the health of those who live within the environment.