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CESD participates in SEARCA workshop in The Philippines

The CESD, in conjunction with two Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MOALI) representatives, participated in workshops conducted over the span of five days at The Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in Laguna, Republic of The Philippines.

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KoBoToolbox training improves data collection and analysis

Over the course of two days in February, The Centre for Economic and Social Development received training in the use of KoBoToolbox: an open-source suite of tools for field data collection and analysis. The workshop included CESD staff, as well as students from Yangon University of Economics – Hlaing Campus (YUE) and Yangon University of Computer Sciences.

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CESD begins series of State and Regional Consultations for Beans and Pulses Sector

The first workshop of a four-part series of consultations in the beans and pulses sector was conducted last weekend in Magway, Myanmar. The Centre for Economic and Social Development, in collaboration with the Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO), is currently working on the development of beans and pulses sector through lobbying and advocacy activities. A vital element of this project is a series of consultations including key value-chain stakeholders, which aim to gather vital feedback on local challenges in the sector, as well as increasing awareness and understanding of the market in which products can be sold.

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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 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 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…)