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‘Leading Change for Water’ – Taking a Personal Approach on Water Leadership


“Today I have learnt a lot about in-depth leadership, and the fact that leaders need to be able to change the situation, influence people, and be a guide in the process”.


On 28th of March, The Water Agency and TransformationFirst.Asia organized a lecture for emerging water leaders at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Yangon. 

Myanmar is developing its water sector with increasing support from international partners and is keen to empower a new generation of emerging leaders for inclusive growth and innovation. Coach Wouter Lincklaen Arriëns, who is the founder and CEO of TransformationFirst.Asia Pte Ltd, shared his experiences in a guest lecture about ‘Leading Change for Water – Taking a Personal Approach”. The lecture encouraged leaders of all ages to learn together how to influence positive changes with a champion mindset, regardless of their position in the organization.

A diverse group of participants joined the conversation, coming from local companies, government organizations and international agencies that are currently active in Myanmar’s water sector.

For more information about the event and access to the presentation, please visit the Myanmar Water Portal: