As one of the sponsor organizations, Htoo Foundation is supporting Australia Myanmar Institute 2017, which is being held at Ramanya Hall, Yangon University. The opening ceremony of this event was held on the evening of November 27th, 2017, at the Arts Assembly Hall of the University and attended by the responsible person of the foundation, CEO U Paw Myint Oo.
The Australia Myanmar Institute (AMI), which has worked to facilitate Australian and international education institutions, government and non-governmental organizations, and businesses working with Myanmar counterparts in strengthening research, public policy and its implementation in Myanmar since 2013, in collaboration with (Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies -MISIS) to organize this conference.
The conference will bring 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).
The 2017 Conference will provide several opportunities to the country, such as review Myanmar’s priorities and progress towards addressing the SDGs, enable participants to engage with the contemporary evidence base, illustrate some of the mechanisms through, which the Sustainable Development Goals can be met, point out to effective pathways for international collaboration with Myanmar’s Government and civil society that lead to the publication of a diverse series of academic and policy papers by both Myanmar and international participants.
This year’s Conference will extend the initial discussion on the SDGs in the context of the 2015 elections, which formed the basis of the 2015 AMI conference at Yangon University and the 2015 AMI conference was also sponsored by the Htoo Foundation.
The foundation is fully supporting the conference, which is really advantageous for our country to be developed in the sustainable structure, and it is our profound happiness to participate in this event.