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)
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.
The CESD played a strategically important role in facilitating and supporting the organisation of a day-long workshop by the Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association and Yangon Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry that was held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) on 18th August in Yangon. The event was organised to bring different stakeholders together in order to bring out necessary reforms in the Myanmar beans and pulses sector which witnessed the attendance and active participation of key dignitaries, including the Vice President (2), U Henry Van Thio.
As part of its project engagement to draft the National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP), the CESD team visited Mandalay and Sagaing divisions (Shwebo Township) in order to get a more deeper understanding of the ground-level situation from these regions with regards to the aquaculture sector.
Recently, CESD staff travelled to Twante, situated south-east of Yangon, to do further research on the aquaculture sector in the township. The research is a part of CESD’s engagement with the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme(MYSAP), funded by the European Union and GIZ. (more…)
We are happy to announce that our 2018 Q2 Quarterly newsletter has been released! During the 2nd Quarter, CESD has been active across several research areas including aquaculture, labour reforms, trade and economic development. Notably, CESD was able to share its research findings at the McGill University in Canada and co-organized the BIMSTEC Cooperation Summit in Yangon. Check out our second quarter newsletter on our recent research, events, and insights. Please direct any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 14 and 15 the Centre for Economic and Social Development co-organised a conference at the Park Royal hotel in Yangon on how to Advance BIMSTEC Cooperation together with the Delhi Policy Group (DPG), the Asia Foundation and the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS).
The conference was attended by representatives from government, business and civil society from the BIMSTEC countries and addressed policy areas such as Trade and Economic Integration, Multi-modal Connectivity, Energy, People to People contact as well as other pertinent topics such as Gender, Food Security and Climate Resilience. (more…)
A joint effort between CESD and the Social Protection and Jobs team at the World Bank Myanmar resulted in rapid assessments across 6 regions across Myanmar in the span of 3 months. The recent field visit to both Mon and Kayin States marked the final phase of a series of assessments aimed at understanding the labor mobility patterns within Myanmar. These efforts are geared towards developing effective labour policies that are reflective of the current situation in the country which also answers the needs of the communities.
Recently, a group of researchers from the Centre for Social and Economic Development (CESD) conducted a rapid assessment study of aquaculture in Maubin and Twante townships in Ayeyarwaddy region as a part of its engagement with the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Program (MYSAP). During the study researchers tried to identify the different components and characteristics of the aquaculture value chain by conducting focus groups and field visits. The researchers also had the chance to interact with fish farmers and fish pond owners thereby identifying some of the key challenges and issues that are being faced by them. All of the information gathered will be useful when the CESD is drafting the National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP).