Conference 2017

Australia Myanmar Institute 2017 Conference




 Myanmar’s Sustainable Development Goals

27 – 30 November
Yangon University, Myanmar


AMI-MISIS-YU 2017 Conference – Final Programme



Since 2013, the Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI) has worked to facilitate Australian and international education institutions, government and non-governmental organisations, and businesses working with Myanmar counterparts in strengthening research, public policy and its implementation in Myanmar.

Building on the success of AMI’s 2015 conference on Myanmar and the Millennium Development Goals, the 2017 conference, also co-organised with the Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies (MISIS), brought together participants from government, academia, civil society and the public policy sphere to discuss Myanmar’s progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  520 participants registered for the conference, making it the biggest conference ever held at Yangon University.

The Conference extended the initial discussion on Myanmar’s SDG priorities in 2015, taking account of the election of the new Hluttaws in 2015 and the installation of the new government led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

The 2017 Conference provided an opportunity to:

• Review Myanmar’s priorities and progress towards addressing the SDGs
• Illustrate some of the mechanisms through which the Sustainable Development Goals can be met
• Point to effective pathways for international collaboration with Myanmar’s Government and civil society
• Enable participants to engage with the contemporary evidence base through papers and in panels in a free and frank manner in the tradition of world university independence and freedom
• Lead to the publication of a diverse series of academic and policy papers by both Myanmar and international participants

Papers and Abstracts from Australia Myanmar Institute Conference 2017 Myanmar’s Sustainable Development Goals

We are pleased to announce that an archive of papers and abstracts from the Australia Myanmar Institute Conference 2017: Myanmar’s Sustainable Development Goals has now been posted. Researchers from Myanmar and around the world presented on Myanmar’s progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and submitted papers on developments in business and economics, education, environment and heritage, gender equity and youth, governance and law and health in Myanmar.

Presenters were invited to submit their papers for further consideration and publication. Authors have worked with Dr Robin Burns, a retired Australian academic, to edit their material for presentation to a wider audience. Two papers have been selected to feature here as they address two key aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals, conservation, and education. A further eight are available in full and in addition, six abstracts are also available where it has not been possible to provide the paper in full.    

If you want to contact any the authors or those with abstracts please contact AMI at, or through our Facebook page and we will do our best to connect you.

Feature Papers

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1. Daw Po Po Maung – Environmental Impact Assessment and Its Development in Myanmar

2. Daw May May Win –  Readiness for Sustainable Development Goals in the Education Sector in Myanmar

Full Papers

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1. Daw Yin Yin Mon – Banking Reform Processes in Myanmar after 2011: An Application of the Multiple Streams Framework

2. Daw Lwin Lwin Aung – Demography: A Case Study of Internal Migrant Workers in Food and Beverage Industry, Mandalay

3. U S Myo Chit Zaw – Putting a Learner-Centred Approach into Practice in Myanmar: Success and Barriers

4. Ms Rena Frohman, Dr David Kimber, Dr Fran Siemensma – International Liaison Development in a Remote Area University – Pathways and Processes

5. Dr Johanna Garnett – A Green Path towards Ecologically Sustainable Development – Grassroots Initiatives in Myanmar

6. Associate Professor Zin Mar Latt – Local Knowledge and Community Resilience to River Bank Erosion in Shwetasoke Village, Bago Region

7. Professor Lwin Lwin Mon – The Maintenance of Ancient Monasteries in Bagan as a National Cultural Heritage

8. Dr Mon Mon Aung – Transition in the First Days of Ma Hta Tha to the YBS (Yangon Bus Services) System: The Role of Youth in Yangon

9. Dr. Myint Zan – Constraints’ of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Need for ‘Equivocal(ness)’ in Considering her Role(s) 


Link: Click here to download the abstracts.

1. Dr Pyit Zone Moe – Relationship between Total Debt and Economic Growth of Myanmar

2. Daw Nant Wai Zar Lwin – Translanguaging in ESL and EFL Classes: Teaching Approaches for ESL/ EFL Learners

3. Associate Professor San Myint Yi – A Study of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Mandalay City

4. Dr Khin Moe Moe Kyu – KahtainPwe: A case study of the Basic Education High School(1) of Wakema Township, Delta region of Myanmar

5. Associate Professor Moe Moe Oo – Twenty-Leaf Water Color Folio – Mandalay Palace Stories Burma (19th Century)

6. U Saing Naing Soe – The Challenges of Myinkapa Heritages and Social Life