The Women for the World (WfW) heat-mitigation project is a climate-related add-on to large, community-driven housing projects for the urban poor that are already underway in Shwepyithar, South Dagon and East Dagon townships in Yangon. As such, an overall aim of the WfW initiative is to encourage a holistic approach towards the important issue of heat mitigation when housing developments are being designed and built. For example, planning for large shade trees and other interventions should be included along with the infrastructure.

The initiative is supported by Cities Alliance Innovation and Climate Change programmes, through the Innovation Programme Call for Proposals 2020funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and with support from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Find more information on the project here.