Conference 2020


Conference 2020: Progress toward Myanmar’s Sustainable Development Goals co-hosted by the Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) and the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar-ISIS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

24th – 25th January, University of Yangon

27th – 28th January, University of Mandalay

Registration Now open (International and Myanmar National participants)

***Early bird tickets available until 23 November 2019

For International Participants

Whole Conference (Yangon and Mandalay) Register Now

Whole Conference (Yangon and Mandalay) 24-28 January   $375

*Early Bird (before 23/11/2019)       $275

Yangon Segment only Register Now

Yangon segment only, 24-25 January       $255

*Early Bird (before 23/11/2019)       $190

Mandalay Segment only Register Now

Mandalay segment only, 27-28 January       $160

*Early Bird (before 23/11/2019)       $120

For Myanmar National Participants

Myanmar resident nationals please contact Phyu Wint Yee (Snow) via snow2020@gmail.com for registration.

Building on the success of AMI and Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies (MISIS)’s 2015 and 2017 conferences on Myanmar’s work towards its SDG objectives, the 2020 conference will continue supporting research and policy formulation in these vital development spheres.

The Conference will:

  • Review Myanmar’s priorities & progress towards addressing the SDGs, taking account of Myanmar’s SDG Plan 2018-30, available here 
  • Enable participants to engage with the contemporary evidence base
  • Illustrate mechanisms through which the SDGs can be met
  • Discuss leadership skills required by the country as part of SDG progress
  • Point to effective pathways for international collaboration with Myanmar’s Government, education & business institutions & civil society
  • Lead to the publication of a diverse series of academic & policy papers by both Myanmar & international participants

The first segment of the conference will be held at the University of Yangon on Friday and Saturday 24-25 January 2020.  It will, as in previous conferences, concentrate on Myanmar’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals but this time we will use that theme to aim some discussion at Leadership as a topic which will be increasingly relevant as the country moves towards the maturity of the Goals in 2030 and the development of a new generation of leaders which will be needed by that time.

The second segment will be held at the University of Mandalay on Monday and Tuesday 27 – 28 January, with a concentration on projections for Mandalay’s growth and development by 2030 – taking account of the rapid development of Mandalay’s as a hub city for Myanmar with important road, rail, water and air links to China, India and Thailand, and to the Bay of Bengal and implications for the protection and promotion of Mandalay’s cultural heritage. 

The conference program will continue to diversify, so check in again for more updates.

CONFERENCE THEMES

Business & the Economy

Environmental & Cultural Heritage

Education

Gender & Equity

Governance & Law

Health

If you missed would like to talk about opportunities to participate as a speaker, sponsor or partners please don’t hesitate to contact us at conference2020.ami@gmail.com 

Sponsorship pack link

 


 

Conference 2020: Progress toward Myanmar’s Sustainable Development Goals co-hosted by the Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) and the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar-ISIS)

Send call for papers submissions to conference2020.ami@gmail.com

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Building on the success of AMI and Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies (MISIS)’s 2015 and 2017 conferences on Myanmar’s work towards its SDG objectives, the 2020 conference will continue supporting research and policy formulation in these vital development spheres.

The first segment of the conference will be held at the University of Yangon on Friday and Saturday 24-25 January 2020.  It will, as in previous conferences, concentrate on Myanmar’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals but this time we will use that theme to aim some discussion at Leadership as a topic which will be increasingly relevant as the country moves towards the maturity of the Goals in 2030 and the development of a new generation of leaders which will be needed by that time. 

The second segment will be held at the University of Mandalay on Monday 27 January, with a concentration on projections for Mandalay’s growth and development by 2030 – taking account of the Sustainable Development Goals but also of course on the rapid development of Mandalay’s character as a hub city for Myanmar with important road, rail, water and air links to China, India and Thailand, and to the Bay of Bengal.  This segment will foreshadow more conference work in Mandalay Region on this important topic for northern regions and the country as a whole.

As with the other conferences with which AMI is involved in Myanmar, this one is co-organised and owned by MISIS and hosted together with participating Myanmar universities.

 The Conference will:

  • Review Myanmar’s priorities & progress towards addressing the SDGs, taking account of Myanmar’s SDG Plan 2018-30, available at http://themimu.info/sites/themimu.info/files/documents/Core_Doc_Myanmar_Sustainable_Development_Plan_2018_-_2030_Aug2018.pdf
  • Enable participants to engage with the contemporary evidence base
  • Illustrate mechanisms through which the SDGs can be met
  • Discuss leadership skills required by the country as part of SDG progress
  • Point to effective pathways for international collaboration with Myanmar’s Government, education & business institutions & civil society
  • Lead to the publication of a diverse series of academic & policy papers by both Myanmar & international participants

CONFERENCE THEMES

Business & the Economy

Environmental & Cultural Heritage

Education

Gender & Equity

Governance & Law

Health