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End The World’s Longest Internet Shutdown – Now Entering Its Second Year

MCRB and its partners in the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum including Free Expression Myanmar (FEM), Myanmar ICT Development Organization (MIDO) and Phandeeyar, together with local and international organizations on 21 June issued a joint statement...

Myanmar moves up in Doing Good Index 2020

In the newly launched Doing Good Index 2020 Report, Myanmar has moved up from ‘Not Doing Enough’ in 2018 to ‘Doing OK’ by improving registration and oversight efficiency for not-for-profits.

Can Yangon Air Quality Be ‘Built Back Better’?

On 13 June, MCRB sponsored local youth environmental campaigners Air Quality Yangon to hold a Burmese-language webinar on the causes and consequences of poor air quality in Yangon.

Environmental Impact Assessments Should Ensure That Investors Address Adverse Impacts; They Are Not A Good Tool For Promoting Community Development

On 24 May, Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director, gave a presentation to a webinar hosted for around 60 participants  by the Myanmar Environmental Assessment Association (MEAA) in which she explained the multiple meanings and understanding of ‘CSR’...

How are Persons with Disabilities in Myanmar Experiencing Covid-19, Including Impacts on their Livelihoods?

On 22 May, Hnin Wut Yee and Myint Naing Kyaw of MCRB participated in a webinar on Disability Inclusion in Crisis Response organised by the Myanmar Business Coalition for Gender Equality (BCGE).

Discussing Collective Action to Reform Article 77 of Myanmar’s Telecommunications Law

On 21 May, MCRB hosted an online multistakeholder meeting to discuss how the 2013 Telecommunications law, and in particular Article 77, could be reformed through collective, multi-stakeholder action.

Guide to Help Businesses Embrace LGBT+ Equality in Myanmar

This guide will help employers in Myanmar avoid discrimination and navigate complex issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) – and their Myanmar vocabulary – to build an inclusive workplace.

Why Media Freedom Matters to Business in Myanmar

Vicky Bowman and Thompson Chau have an Op-Ed in Frontier Magazine today to celebrate World Media Freedom Day.

What are the Causes of Air Pollution, and Consequences for Health in Myanmar, Including for Covid-19?

On 28 April, Vicky Bowman, Director of MCRB, and Matthew Baird, MCRB Honorary Research Fellow, were speakers, together with Kirt Page, at the first ever online get together by the Green Drinks Yangon Facebook group.

MCRB Joins Call to Lift Internet Shutdown and End Website Blocking that Fails the ‘Three Part Test’

On 2 April, a coalition of organisations active in promoting digital rights and freedom of expression issued a statement on the recent website-blocking directives from government to telecoms operators.

Corporate Disclosure in Myanmar – Regulatory Requirements and Sustainability Leadership

Vicky Bowman (MCRB Director) and Nicolas Delange (Managing Director, Yever) presented at a Breakfast Talk in the Learning Series of the Myanmar Institute of Directors.

Building Understanding of Responsible Business and EIA for Communities in Yenangyaung

MCRB, in partnership with Green Future, a local civil society organisation (CSO), held a two day training session on Responsible Business and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in Yenangyaung on 10-11 February...

Fourth Myanmar Digital Rights Forum 2020 urges end to Internet Shutdown in Rakhine and Chin States, calls on next government to abolish 66(d)

The Fourth Myanmar Digital Rights Forum took place on 28/29 February 2020 at Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon attended by over 350 participants.

MCRB’s Approach Highlighted as Example of Human Rights Education in Asia-Pacific

The 9th edition of the annual publication ‘Human Rights Education in Asia-Pacific’ published by the Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center of Human Rights Osaka includes an article by Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director, and Donna Guest, Senior Adviser.

Employment of Persons With Disabilities, and Quotas – What Makes Sense For Myanmar?

On 15 February, MCRB, together with AAR Japan, and Japan Heart, held an orientation discussion based on MCRB/AAR Japan’s policy options paper (EN and MM) at Rose Garden Hotel...

Disclosure of Company Information Leads to Better Business Reporting and a Better Investment Climate

Vicky Bowman, Director of MCRB and Thompson Chau, Myanmar-based business journalist and Director of the Board of the Myanmar-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry, addressed an event hosted by the Hong Kong Chamber.

Research Phase for Pwint Thit Sa 2020 Kicks Off With a Reminder that Transparency and Corporate  Governance Are Good For Business

On 3 February, MCRB and Yever co-hosted a workshop for companies to explain the methodology and process for the 2020 Pwint Thit Sa report, and answer initial questions.

MCRB Provides Comments to DICA Consultation on the Disclosure of Company Information

MCRB has sent a letter to DICA, the Myanmar Companies Registry, in response to their request for comments on disclosure of company information.

‘Quotas’ for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities – Open Invitation for Comment

MCRB and AAR Japan have prepared a Policy Options paper with suggestions on how to give effect to Chapter 10 (Employment) of the 2015 Law concerning the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

MCRB Contributes to Successful First International Conference by Myanmar Environment Assessment Association

The First International Conference on Enviroment and Sustainable Development was held by Myanmar Environment Assessment Association on 8-9 January 2020 in Sule Shangri-la Hotel.

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