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Thilawa goes to Geneva

Thilawa goes to Geneva

At the 4th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Vicky Bowman spoke at a panel discussion convened by the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights on ‘Multi-stakeholder engagement in Thilawa Special Economic Zone’.

Five Wishes for Responsible Business

The Myanmar Times has published an Op-Ed by Vicky Bowman, entitled ‘Five wishes for responsible business’, which sets out ideas for the next government to deepen and strengthen the policy and legal framework for responsible business in Myanmar.

UN FORUM SERIES - Encouraging transparency in Myanmar: Pwint Thit Sa

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) recently released its second annual report on Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME), otherwise known as Pwint Thit Sa (which means “new buds opening” in Burmese).

Blended Learning Course on Business and Human Rights at MNHRC  by DIHR and MCRB

A Blended Learning Course on Business and Human Rights has been conducted recently at MNHRC by the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business.

DIHR and MCRB conduct business and human rights training for the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

The Danish Institute for Human Rights, a founder of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) recently conducted a three day training session on business and human rights for the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, from 7-9 October.

Myanmar’s reformist law used to stifle dissent

Last week's arrest of an NGO worker in Myanmar for a Facebook post is raising fears that legislation drawn up as part of the country's economic and democratic liberalization are being used to stifle dissent...

Tourism in Myanmar Needs More Local Involvement

"If tourism growth is to be sustainable, we need more coordination between local authorities, business and communities, and increased local participation in tourism-related decisions and the tourist economy."

Kamayut Media Interviews Vicky Bowman about Launch of ICT SWIA

Local online media channel, Kamayut Media interviews Vicky Bowman about the launch of the ICT Sector Wide Impact Assessment on 24 September

MCRB hosts Civil Society Consultation on a draft Briefing Paper on Indigenous Peoples in Myanmar

On 23 September 2015, MCRB, in cooperation with Myanmar civil society organisation POINT (Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together) hosted a consultation on MCRB’s forthcoming Briefing Paper on ‘Indigenous Peoples in Myanmar’.

As Technologies Transform Myanmar, Online and Offline Human Rights Need Protection

MCRB and IHRB and DIHR today publish a sector-wide impact assessment (SWIA) on the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in Myanmar.

Stakeholder Risk in ICT Sector

Stakeholder Risk in ICT Sector

Vicky Bowman gave a keynote analysis at Myanmar Connect 2015 in Naypyidaw on 16 September. Her presentation focussed on the stakeholder risks for the ICT sector during the coming six months before and after Myanmar’s election on 8 November.

Civil Society dissects draft Telecoms Plan

This article was originally published in the Myanmar Times on September 8, 2015.

Note of a Meeting on Environmental & Social Standards in the Myanmar Oil and Gas Sector

MCRB and the Norwegian Environment Agency convened a meeting with oil and gas companies on 20 August in Yangon to discuss lessons learned from the Initial Environmental Examination/Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/EIA) process...

Access marks up the Myanmar government’s telecom “Masterplan”

Since 2011, Myanmar has embarked on an ambitious plan to get most of its population online, and is succeeding beyond the expectations of the few foreign telecom companies operating there. Yet the country still faces acute problems.

Further Proposals from MCRB on the Draft Myanmar Investment Law

Following on from a public consultation with civil society groups on the draft Myanmar Investment Law organised by the Department for Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) in May 2015, MCRB submitted further suggestions for incorporation.

Defining Good Practice Approaches to Land Acquisition and Resettlement in Myanmar

The IFC has published the workshop summary and presentations for a multistakeholder workshop it held on defining good practice approaches to land acquisition and resettlement in Myanmar in May.

International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies

MCRB​ presented at the International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies, Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges. The topic presented was “Responsible Tourism : Can Myanmar Begin the Journey to Sustainable and Quality Tourism?

Summary of Consultation Meetings on the Draft Myanmar ICT Sector-Wide Impact Assessment

MCRB held consultations on a draft sector-wide impact assessment on Myanmar's ICT sector on the 17th and 18th June 2015 in Yangon and 22nd June in London.

Compliances Challenges in Myanmar

Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director, spoke to around 70 supplier companies for Unilever at their annual conference on 22 July.

Comments on the draft Myanmar Telecommunications Master Plan

MCRB has submitted comments on the draft Myanmar Telecommunications Master Plan covering issues such as transparency, universal access and service, data privacy and responsible business conduct.

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