Plenary 2: Multi-sector Collaboration on the Road to Nationhood

24-May-2016 Return to conference program

4:30pm to 5:45pm

Room Z209 / Main Auditorium


Lara Setrakian
Co-Founder & CEO
News Deeply


Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet
Honorary Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, Visiting Professor
Yangon University of Economics
Mi Mi Myo Win
Society Programmes Manager
British Council Myanmar
Barbara Bauer
Executive Officer
Partnership for Change
Cynthia Wu
Executive Director
Shin Kong Life Foundation

Session Description
As Myanmar emerges from almost five decades of military rule, its politics and society are moving towards a new, democratic future. The opening of Myanmar to the world has resulted in a dramatic increase in the demand for information around this intriguing and fast­-changing country. Myanmar is now racing to grow, as it can scarcely expand fast enough to meet the increasing demands being asked of it. Businesses, civil society and government are joining together to embark on this new chapter of societal development.

This session will provide a brief summary of the current political and economic changes in Myanmar, and look at how a multi-sector collaboration approach, philanthropy and social enterprises plays a key role in supporting Myanmar’s inclusive economic and social development.

Key Takeaways for Audience

  • How are social entrepreneurs and innovative NGOs playing a role in the transformation of Myanmar? How are those entrepreneurs functioning as changemakers across society?
  • How can business, civil society and government better support the growth of social enterprises in Myanmar?
  • What are some challenges and opportunities that social and philanthropic organizations interested investing in Myanmar face?

*** Session Report – P2: Multi-sector Collaboration on the Road to Nationhood (Click to download)