European Institute for Asian Studies
Understanding Myanmar
  • Start04:00 PM - May 17 2018
  • End06:00 PM - May 17 2018
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org
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Programme

15:30-16:00

16:00-16:10

Registration

Welcome and Introduction by the Chair

 

Mr Xavier Nuttin, Advisory Board Member, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

16:10-16:20

Introductory Remarks

 

H.E. Mr Paw Lwin Sein, Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union

16:20-17:00

Presentations

 

Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Member of Peace Commission; Chief Coordinator, Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD)

Mr Dirk Buda, Desk Officer for Myanmar, European External Action Service (EEAS)

17:00-18:00

Discussion and Q&A

18:00

Networking Reception


Understanding Myanmar

Myanmar is undergoing significant and rapid political and economic changes, with widespread reforms having been introduced since 2011. The new political and economic openness has led to opportunities in various sectors. With its rapid growth potential and young population, crucial geo-strategic location and abundant natural resources, Myanmar offers great opportunities to potential investors. Furthermore, in 2016, the government issued a 12-point economic guidelines to attract investment, ensure sustainable development, employment and increase the competitiveness and innovation of the Myanmar economy.

As Myanmar is often in the headlines, this seminar will seek to shed some clarity on the recent developments and changes in the country, as well as the role of the European Union in this process. Dr Aung Tun Thet will discuss the implementation work on the ground in Rakhine State by UEHRD (Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development) which is a public-private enterprise with three main goals: providing humanitarian assistance, carrying out resettlement and rehabilitation and working for development in Rakhine State. Then, Daw Yin Myo will touch upon sustainable issues around tourism, environment and development which is another important aspect of understanding contemporary Myanmar.

 


As Myanmar is often in the headlines, this seminar will seek to shed some clarity on the recent developments and changes in the country, as well as the role of the European Union in this process.

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