The University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Yezin Agricultural University is researching the role of women and their families in small ruminant (primarily goats and sheep) management and marketing with the aim of improving livestock livelihoods in the Central Dry Zone. This is a four year project commencing in 2019, funded by the Australian Council for International Agricultural Research. The research seeks to understand the social and cultural context of small ruminant farming to ensure development benefits are equitably shared and resilience built against risks to farming.
ACAPS, the Assessment Capacities Project formed by the Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children, published this report on the Bago flooding in August-September 2018.
Please click here to read ACAPS’s briefing note about Bago flooding.
Following drafting which involved all relevant government agencies and a period of public consultation the Ministry of Planning and Finance published the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP9 for 2018-30 at the end of August. It is a comprehensive document which has been welcomed by the United Nations agencies concerned and many other observers. It will be an important guiding document for AMI’s conferences on SDG implementation and is provided now to assist all our future efforts.
Please click here to read the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan 2018.
A cooperation Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 29 August 2018 by Global Reconciliation’s Chair Dur-é Dara and AMI’s President Christopher Lamb. Global Reconciliation shares many of AMI’s objectives, particularly in the areas of community engagement, policy development, fundraising, education and research. The two organisations will also work together to facilitate institutional affiliations with universities, institutes, educational and research bodies and other governmental and non-governmental organisations. An important institutional point is that Global Reconciliation, as a Public Benefit Institution (PBI) will now be in a position to receive donations on behalf of AMI and issue a tax deductible receipt to Australian donors. This is a most welcome outcome for AMI, and for GR too, and will consolidate a valuable partnership for the benefit of both organisations.
Myanmar Update 2019: Living with Myanmar
Proposals due by 7 September 2018, with the conference to take place at The Australian National University on 15-16 March 2019
The next Myanmar Update conference will be held on Friday, 15 March and Saturday, 16 March 2019 at The Australian National University, Canberra. Hosted by the ANU Myanmar Research Centre, in the College of Asia and the Pacific, the conference has as its theme ‘Living with Myanmar’.
Two announcements were issued in Naypyitaw on 31 May, one concerning the establishment of an independent commission of enquiry “to investigate the violation of human rights and related issues following the terrorist attacks by ARSA”.
The Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) welcomes International Women’s Day and is proud to join with organisations in Australia and Myanmar celebrating this important day and its message of equality.
Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi reported to the People in Myanmar in Naypyitaw on 12 October 2017.
The United Nations Security Council in recent weeks has placed new focus on Myanmar through discussions about violence in the country’s western Rakhine state, allegations of “ethnic cleansing” and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees into neighboring Bangladesh.
Myanmar State Counsellor has arranged a diplomatic briefing in Naypyitaw on 19 September 2017 as she could not be able to travel to New York to the United Nations General Assembly.
Myanmar State Counsellor Office officially released the Final Report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State on 24 August 2017.
AMI was very happy and excited to see the honour bestowed on Su Htet Zaw of Latrobe University, and associate member of AMI and a speaker at our seminar in August 2017 on education engagement between Myanmar and Australia.
We are pleased to advise that applications for the 2017-2018 Direct Aid Program (DAP) are now open.
As announced on 14 August 2017 current A-MCC members will soon be represented by a new merged organisation following an agreement to create one Australian Chamber of Commerce based in Yangon. The two Australian business chambers previously registered in Myanmar will soon operate using the following brand, name and logo .