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CESD’s 4th Quarter Newsletter Released

We are pleased to announce our fourth-quarter newsletter of 2018 (October-December). During the fourth quarter of 2018, CESD continued to focus on labour reform, food security, and aquaculture. CESD facilitated and organised multiple workshops, field visits and other research activities across multiple projects.

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CESD conducts field surveys to evaluate training and services

The CESD closed the year by undertaking field surveys of approximately 200 workers in 2 Sunday Cafés and the Women Centre. They are operated by the worker association Thon Pan Hla and the Women Centre, and supported by the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM).

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The final State and Regional Consultation for the NADP culminates in Yangon

The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), in association with the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP), The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) and The Department of Fisheries (DOF), organised the final event in a series of state and regional aquaculture-sector consultations on the 18thof December 2018, at the Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF) in Yangon. (more…)

CESD participates in “Together We Succeed” to discuss decent work and industrial peace

The CESD participated in the forum, “Why GSP is Essential for Decent Work and Industrial Peace”, where The CESD’s Executive Director, Dr. Zaw Oo, gave a presentation demonstrating evidence as to why the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) is essential for Myanmar’s continued sustenance in socio-economic reforms and development. The forum was organised by the UMFCCI-Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Ctum Myanmar (Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar), with the objective of discussing possible consequences of GSP withdrawal and counter-arguments for it to remain.

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CESD facilitates 3rd State Consultation for NADP at First Shan State Forum

CESD attended the First Shan State Forum for Sustainable Fish Production, organised by the Department of Fisheries (DoF) and The Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP) in Taungyyi, Shan State. During the event proceedings, the CESD also facilitated and conducted the 3rd State and Regional Consultation for the National Aquaculture Development (NADP) that closely resembled the previous consultations at Mandalay and Mawlamyine.

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CESD staff participate in disability awareness training

Last week, the CESD staff participated in a disability awareness training organised by the ICCO Regional Office South East Asia and The Leprosy Mission Myanmar. The training assisted the CESD’s researchers to better include people with disabilities from a research and policy perspective which will support the CESD’s mandate of bringing socio-economic reforms that benefit all communities in Myanmar.

The training was an appropriate run up towards The United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd), which aims to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities worldwide and increase awareness about these communities.

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CESD organises the 2nd State and Regional Consultation in Mawlamyine

The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), in association with the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP) and in close cooperation with the Department of Fisheries (DOF), organised the second consultation of the National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP) in Mawlamyine, Mon State this week. It marks the second event in a series of state and regional aquaculture-sector consultations for the development of the NADP.

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Seminar on Labour Market Reforms organised by CESD, UMFCCI and IDRC

Following the publication of reports on labour market reform by the Centre for Economic and Social, CESD is continuing to present opportunities for dialogue exchange within the sector. On Friday the 16thof November, a seminar on Labour Market Reforms was held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Yangon.

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CESD participates in Think-tank Initiative Exchange 2018 at Thailand

The CESD actively participated in the 3-day Think-Tank Initiative Exchange (TTIx) 2018 held at Bangkok, Thailand organized by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada and the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) with support from the Hewlett Foundation, UKAid, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NORAD.

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CESD organises the 1st State and Regional Consultation in Mandalay

The CESD, in collaboration with the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP) and the Department of Fisheries (DoF) under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI), successfully organised the 1st State and Regional-Level Consultation for the National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP) in Mandalay yesterday. (more…)