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DATE OPEN: 18 SEP 2019
 
DEADLINE: 13 NOV 2019 – 11:30AM PST
 
Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns (Round 24)
 
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT at IFRC

Disaster Risk Management Delegate

Grade to be confirmed

Date of issue:05-09-2019

Closing date (Geneva time zone):18-09-2019

Duty station:Yangon, MyanmarCountry:MYANMAR

Duty station status: Family Duty Station

Accompanied status: Accompanied

Duration:12 months

Category of Staff: Staff on Loan

Grade: To be determined Vacancy No:IFRC03309

Please click the link for more details. 


ASIAN BICULTURALISM IN AUSTRALIA

La Trobe University is currently looking for Asian Australians between the ages of 18-35, and who have at least one parent who was born overseas to participate in our short study!

The experiment is run by a 4th year psychology honours student (Alessandra Galea) and aims to investigate how Asian Australians manage their cultural identities, especially in their relationship with their parents. This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics committee (humanethics.latrobe.edu.au; application ID: HEC19159).

You will be asked to fill an anonymous online survey which will take no more than 15 minutes of your time. Complete the study and enter the draw to WIN 1 of 12 gift cards worth $50!

Click the following link to complete the study: http://latrobepsy.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VA4EORz1q7QMjr

View the attached document for further information.


Event Invitation| Yangon| Meet the new AustCham Myanmar CEO and Networking Evening

AustCham Myanmar cordially invites you to a networking evening on Thursday 29 August at the Australian Embassy Staff Complex. This will be a great opportunity to meet with the new CEO of AustCham Myanmar and to connect with other business leaders in the Australia-Myanmar business community.

When: Thursday 29 August, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Australian Embassy Staff Complex, 18 Golden Valley Road, Yangon, Myanmar

Entry Fee: 5000 MMK per person, there will be full cash bar available. 

RSVP:mailto:connect@austchammyanmar.com

Registration is mandatory for security reasons, please register by 28 August,2019.


Myanmar grants visa-on-arrival to 6 more countries to boost tourism

YANGON, June 2 (Xinhua) — Myanmar will grant visa-on-arrival to six more countries beginning Oct. 1 as a relaxation of restriction on entry into the country to boost tourism, according to a statement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

The six countries are Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and Australia. Please click here for full article.


FEDERAL SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2020Apply by 1 July!

Federalism in Myanmar is a very important topical subject and it is good to see that the Institute for Comparative Federalism in Bolzano, northern Italy, is calling for applications for a position of Federal Scholar.  Details are at http://www.eurac.edu/en/research/autonomies/sfereg/training/Pages/eurac-federal-scholar.aspx.”  Many thanks to Dr Elisabeth Alber of the Institute for bringing this to our attention because of the relevance of the opportunity to Myanmar.”


Call for Papers for AMI Conference 2020 in Myanmar

Call for Papers
 
Abstracts:
200 – 250 words (in expectation of a 15-20 minutes paper)
Submission:
15 May 2019
Notification of Acceptance:
30 June 2019
Language: 
English, or in Burmese with accompanying English translation
Submit: Through the AMI conference website www.aummi.edu.au/conference2020

AMI welcomes the work being done in Myanmar to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, including through programs on women’s empowerment.  This article from Myanmar Times on 6 March shows the diversity of activities and also notes the involvement of a wide range of groups, including the Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce.
 

 

Investment Summit Speech by State Counsellor

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered an important speech on the country’s economic and investment progress on 29 January 2019 at the Investment Summit held in Yangon. The text is an important statement about Myanmar’s need for investments and the challenges which the government as it seeks them.

Please click the link for her speech. 

Photo Credit: Myanmar State Counsellor Office Page


PICTURES OF TRANSITION

Contemporary Paintings from Myanmar

Curated by Dr Charlotte Galloway & Nicholas Coppel

1-15 March 2019

Australia National University 
ANU School of Art and Design Gallery

 

AMI is pleased to inform that AustCham Myanmar have moved to a new office location on February 4, 2019.

AustCham Myanmar’s new office address is, Level-11, Vantage Tower – 623 Pyay Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Burmese Weights and other animal-shaped weights

 
AMI is very pleased that one of its members, Rick Willis, has joined with Greg Herman to publish their book “Burmese weights and other animal-shaped weights”.  It is an exciting contribution  to the understanding of these fascinating and legendary objects and full details of how to obtain it are in this flyer.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Australia National University – ANU Research Centre

Call for applications
Myanmar studies get intensive
A one-day workshop for Early Career Researchers and Higher Degree by Research students 
preceding the 2019 Myanmar Update
 
Date: Thursday 14 March 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Venue: Seminar Rooms A & B, Australian Centre on China in the World (Building 188), ANU

Australia’s New Ambassador to Myanmar

AMI welcome today’s announcement of Australia’s new Ambassador to Myanmar, and looks forward to working closely with Ambassador Faulkner.  We have enjoyed a productive and constructive friendship with the Embassy during Nicholas Coppel’s tenure as Ambassador and join the Minister in thanking him for his great contribution to the bilateral relationship.

 

Myanmar transformed?Probing change and continuity in contemporary Myanmar

Dear MRC subscribers,

We are delighted to share with you our upcoming Yangon launch of the Myanmar Update volume, ‘Myanmar Transformed? People, Places and Politics’(ISEAS, 2018), next Saturday 10th November 5PM at the Goethe Institute in Yangon.

 

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The Yangon launch of the Myanmar Update volume, ‘Myanmar Transformed? People, Places and Politics’ (ISEAS, 2018), will be held on 10 November Saturday, at the Goethe Institute in Yangon.

Venue: Auditorium, Goethe Institute, Yangon

For catering purposes, please RSVP for the book launch via this simple registration form:  click here.


Asia Pacific Policy Society’s Policy Brief

This podcast done for the Asia Pacific Policy Society’s Policy Brief on 28 October on aspects of the Rohingya crisis will be of interest to many of AMI’s members and followers. It is by Trevor Wilson of ANU, Australia’s Ambassador in Yangon from 2000-03 and a member of the advisory panel for the ANU Myanmar Research Centre.

https://simplecast.com/s/47f55d45


La Trobe Law School/International Legal Studies Research Group seminar

Topic: Deportation of Rohingya People & the International Criminal Court’s Jurisdiction over Myanmar

Presenter: Professor Ridwanul Hoque

Date/Time: Monday 26 November 2018, 1-2pm

Venue: La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus, Social Sciences Building, Level 2, Room SS232 (Moot Court)

Registration and further information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deportation-of-rohingya-people-the-iccs-jurisdiction-over-myanmar-tickets-51801008210


 
 
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave an exclusive interview to Japan’s broadcaster NHK on 6 October in which she touches on the Rakhine situation as well as the case of the Reuters journalists.
 
 

 
 
Come and join this celebration of the 2018 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellow, Dr Zeremariam Fre, celebrating Dr Fre’s work and the remarkable environmental action globally!
 
The Fellowship has been awarded in recognition of Dr Fre’s lifetime work supporting pastoral peoples, advocating for their rights to land and care of the natural resources that support them. It will be presented by one of Australia’s leading environmentalists, Tim Flannery, at Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday 4 October at 6 pm.
 

Gender & Small Ruminant Livelihoods in the Central Dry Zone

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.

 

 

Bago, Myanmar Flooding

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.

 

 


 

Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan

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.

 

 

Graduate Diploma in Leadership

The Myanmar Leadership Initiative (MLI), which is sponsored by Cardinal Charles Bo and the Myanmar Jesuits, has advertised a leadership course due to start on 19 October 2018 and run until 6 September 2019.  It will be presented by MLI and the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.  Successful participants will obtain a Graduate Diploma Full details are in this flyer.
 
Please click here to see the flyer.
 

 


 

AMI signed MoU with Global Reconciliation

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. 

 



Australian National University (ANU) – CALL FOR PAPERS

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’. 

 

 


RAKHINE STATE AND THE ROHINGYA CRISIS 

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”.

 

 

 

 



INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018:  AUSTRALIA MYANMAR COOPERATION

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’S REPORT

Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi reported to the People in Myanmar in Naypyitaw on 12 October 2017.

 

 

 


EXTREME SENTIMENTS FUELED BY SOCIAL MEDIA

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.

 

 

 


 

DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI’S SPEECH ON 19 SEPTEMBER

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.

 

 

 


 

RAKHINE: MYANMAR OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO THE KOFI ANNAN REPORT

Myanmar State Counsellor Office officially released the Final Report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State on 24 August 2017.

 

 

 

 


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO VICTORIAN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARDS WINNER_SU HTET ZAW

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.

 


 

 

AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY YANGON 2017-2018 DIRECT AID PROGRAM_CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

We are pleased to advise that applications for the 2017-2018 Direct Aid Program (DAP) are now open.

 

 

 


AUSTCHAM MYANMAR – WEEKLY NEWS

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 .