March Seminar

Youth voice in Myanmar – how best to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Perspectives after the AMI conference in Myanmar

Date    Monday 30th March 2020

Time    5:30 pm for 6pm start

Venue  The Council Chamber, Level 2 R (access via lift), RMIT University Building 1, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000.

Direction      Take the tram No. 1,3,5,6,16,64,16 or 72 and get off at the RMIT University/ State Library stop on Swanston St. Or take the train to Melbourne Central Station.

Building 1 is situated at the corner of La Trobe Street and Bowen Street.

RSVP by 27th please for catering purpose. Email:

No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

Kyi Phyu Moe Htet (Jayde) is a second-year student in the University of Melbourne majoring in urban planning and specialising in environmental design. She studies impacts of infrastructure planning in an urban context and policy designs that facilitate socio-economical development in communities. For her, volunteering at AMI 2020 conference is translated into learning about pressing political and social issues during the transition period in Myanmar. Currently, she is an executive member in Unimelb Myanmar Student Association UMSA and other political and environmental advocacy groups – PIS and ECP. At conferences in Yangon and Mandalay, she mainly helped and communicated to key speakers and volunteers in seminar rooms.

Emily May-Thitsar Tip is a final year Bachelor of Health Sciences student at Monash University, aiming to pursue a career in public health.

She most recently spent the university summer break in Myanmar where she acted as the youth volunteer coordinator at the 2020 AMI Conference in Yangon and Mandalay, using her bilingual ability to help coordinate and work alongside local and international volunteers from Australia and Myanmar. She spent her remaining time in Myanmar undertaking an internship at the Burnet Institute Myanmar learning about and observing an adolescent health project in the Magway region. 

Kyi Min Tun is a third year Bachelor of Design student at Melbourne University who is aspiring to complete the double major in architecture and landscape architecture. He was part of Unimelb Myanmar Student Association (UMSA) to organise Myanmar events for all students. Currently, he is a committee member of Myanmar Research Network at the University of Melbourne as an undergraduate representative. During 2020 AMI Conference, as a youth who grew up in Myanmar while attending international University, he bridged the gap between volunteers and participants of both locals and internationals and also facilitate the event to run smoothly.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk.

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