Myanmar

In September 2016, the French Embassy in Burma actively participated in the 9th edition of the Convergences World Forum, co-organizing a session entitled “Burmese transition: emergence of new actors”. With the moderation of the Director of the French Institute in Rangoon, Mr. Charles Bonhomme, and the participation of the French Ambassador to Burma, Olivier Richard, several representatives of the Burmese civil society intervened: Khin Maung Lwin, Former Director, Ministry of Health in Burma, Soe Myint, President, Myanmar Journalism Institute & Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mizzima Media, Wai Wai Nu, Director, Women Peace Network Arakan, Ken Tun, Managing Director, Parami Group

The Burmese delegation that came to Paris was particularly enthusiastic about the Forum, wishing to organize a similar event in Burma. Thus, Convergences began to prepare the Burma Forum, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Embassy in Burma.

MYANMAR CONVERGENCES FORUM

March 2017 at the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon

professional actors representing the private, public, civil society, international development, academic and media sectors

workshops oriented towards the definition of concrete and mutli-actor solutions to address the challenges of each topic

PROGRAMME

WORKSHOPS STRUCTURE

  • presentation of a concrete example (in Myanmar or in the South East Asian region)
  • panel debate
  • exchanges with the audience
  • Definition of a solution in the Myanmar context

MAIN WORKSHOPS TOPICS

  • Workshop 1: Urban planning and sustainable city
  • Workshop 2: Financial Inclusion
  • Workshop 3: Cooperation for sustainable development
  • Workshop 4: Data for development
  • Plenary session 5: Access to employment

 CROSS-CUTTING DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

  • Multi-actor cooperation
  • Citizens’ involvement and consultation
  • Gender equality
  • Access to employment
  • Combining economic and sustainable development
  • Barriers faced by development actors

PARTNERS AND SUPPORT

 

To organise this forum, Convergences is being supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Embassy to Myanmar, and BRAC. Convergences also counts on the technical support of ACTED Myanmar, the French Institute, and the Representation of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Myanmar.

MAIN PARTNERS

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

CONTACT

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