ASEAN CSR Fellowship in Myanmar (3-7 July 2017)

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The ASEAN CSR Fellowship commences its third module today, 3 July 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. The Fellows will be studying the best practices of responsible businesses in key industries in Myanmar. Of special interest are extractive mining, garment manufacturing and tourism.

The CSR Fellows will spend 5 days in Yangon before embarking on their last module in Manila in September for another 5-days, the final segment of the programme. The Fellowship was launched in January 2017 with a 5-day programme in Singapore, before continuing in Jakarta for another 5 days in April 2017. All these learning journeys as a CSR Fellow include attending lectures, going on site visits, making presentations, being engaged in robust Question and Answer sessions during panel discussions and workshops.

In this 3rd Module the CSR Fellows will visit Myanmar to look at specific measures businesses can take to support sustainable development. Myanmar is currently undergoing an economic and political transition, and will present a unique opportunity to gain insight into issues including rural development, environmental management, and foreign direct investment.

Highlights of the 5-day programme include discussions with the following speakers / organisations:

  • Daw Khine Khine Nwe – Joint Secretary-General, UMFCCI
  • Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet - Chairman, Global Compact Network Myanmar; Former Economic Adviser to the President
  • Mr. Martin Pun - CSR Head of YOMA Strategic Holdings Group
  • U Aung Naing Oo – Director General, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Secretary, Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC)
  • U Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing – Chairman, SMART Group
  • Mr. Melvyn Pun - CEO, First Myanmar Investment Company
  • Mr. Andrew Lee - Chief Country Representative, GE Myanmar
  • Coca Cola (site visit)
  • Best Garment Factory (site visit)
  • Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)
  • Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI)

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