On 22 June, Wai Phyo Myint, MCRB’s Regional Outreach Manager and another 10 organisations representing the 22 organisations in the Coalition for Telecoms Law Reform and the Abolition of Article 66(d) visited Naypyidaw.
On 23 June, MCRB hosted a discussion between the Caux Roundtable Japan and trade union and labour rights activists, organisations working on other business and human rights issues, at the Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon.
Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director gave a presentation at an event on 21 June hosted at the Yangon Stock Exchange and by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
On 9th June 2017, MCRB held a consultation in Yangon to receive feedback and engage in discussion on the draft Discrimination and Business in Myanmar Briefing paper.
MCRB, Myanmar Responsible Tourism Initiative (MRTI) and Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) cohosted a second Communities and Tourism Conference in Naypyidaw on 13/14 June.
Hnin Wut Yee from MCRB participated in an international conference held at Chulalongkorn University on 12 November 2016 to share the findings of the research related to water governance supported by the WLE Salween, Mekong and Red fellowship programs.
MCRB and FFI held a week of multi-stakeholder workshops on sustainable tourism in Tanintharyi with a two day discussion focussed on Myeik District at the J&J Hotel on 15/16 May attended by around 60 local people involved in the tourism industry.
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI), co-hosted a second multistakeholder workshop on sustainable tourism in Ngapali from 8-9 May 2017.
The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA)’s Yangon office hosted MCRB for a series of training workshops to DICA staff between 6 – 22 March. The workshops focused on DICA’s role in promoting responsible business in Myanmar.
Vicky Bowman delivered a presentation on sustainable tourism and Tanintharyi at the 6th Working Group for Development Partners on Tourism at Sedona Hotel, Yangon on 24 March 2017.
A new Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) published in London on 14 March 2017 features several investors in Myanmar amongst its top-ranked companies.
MCRB has joined eight civil society organisations in a statement expressing dismay that the recently adopted Citizens Privacy and Security Law is inconsistent with international human rights norms and definitions.
Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT) became the first company to volunteer to be benchmarked under MCRB’s ‘Mini Pwint Thit Sa’ initiative.
Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD), with the assistance of the international consulting firm, Intelecon, is developing a Universal Service Strategy (USS), framework for Universal Service Funding mechanism and pilot projects.
MCRB together with EarthRights International, Oxfam International, and WWF, has submitted written comments on the ‘third tranche’ of the Draft Rules for the Myanmar Investment Law.
MCRB’s Programme and Communication Officer Phyu Phyu Zin participated in the regional conference on “Fast-tracking Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) for Economic and Social Development in Southeast Asia”.
MCRB together with EarthRights International, Oxfam International, and the International Commission of Jurists, has submitted written comments on the ‘second tranche’ of the Draft Rules for the Myanmar Investment Law.
Members of the Rakhine Advisory Commission invited MCRB and other non-governmental and civil society organisations to brief them on economic opportunities and challenges in Rakhine State on 16 January prior to their visit to Kyaukphyu.
On 14/15 December, MCRB co-organised Myanmar’s first Digital Rights Forum together with Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Lab, Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO), and Engage Media with the support of The Embassy of Sweden.
MCRB and the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee and JICA Expert Team held a seminar for the Yangon Regional Government staff on ‘Good Practice Approaches to Land Acquisition and Resettlement Peri-Urban and Urban Environments’.