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Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
 
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
 
 
Happy New Year!
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MCRB Team would like to wish all our Friends and Partners a Happy New Year! Thank you for your continuous support, partnership and expertise – it has been a pleasure working with you towards creating a positive change in Myanmar. We extend to you our wishes for a bright and prosperous New Year 2017.
 
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This workshop in Dawei is the first multi-stakeholder workshop on responsible tourism in Tanintharyi.
 
Sustainable Tourism in Tanintharyi Region
 
MCRB and FFI co-hosted a two-day multistakeholder workshop on sustainable and responsible tourism in Tanintharyi, over two days in Dawei on 19/20 December. The workshop was organised to facilitate local stakeholders to discuss priorities and challenges facing the development of tourism in the region. Around 120 participants attended from government, business and civil society.
 
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Vicky Bowman delivered a presentation entitled 'Digital Rights are Human Rights'.
 
Call for Consultation on Draft Privacy and Security Law
 
On 14/15 December, MCRB co-organised Myanmar’s first Digital Rights Forum together with Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Lab, Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO), and Engage Media with the support of The Embassy of Sweden. More than 55 leaders from local and international technology companies, government, media and civil society organisations from around the country met to address critical digital rights challenges in Myanmar.
 
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This briefing paper aims to guide foreign and Myanmar companies on what children’s rights mean in the context of doing business in Myanmar.
 
Consultation on the Children’s Rights and Business Briefing Paper
 
On 6 December 2016, MCRB held a consultation in Yangon to receive feedback and engage in discussion on the new Briefing paper – “Children’s Rights and Responsible Business in Myanmar”, intended to provide guidance for business and others based on the UNICEF/Save the Children/Global Compact Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Organisations and companies active in this area are encouraged to send new and updated information to info@myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org by 31 January 2017.
 
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International resettlement and livelihood specialist, Angela Reeman, presented her findings.
 
Seminar on good practices in land acquisition and resettlement
 
MCRB, together with the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee (TSMC) and JICA Expert Team held a seminar for the Yangon Regional Government staff on ‘Good Practice Approaches to Land Acquisition and Resettlement Peri-Urban and Urban Environments’ on 5 December 2016. The purpose of the seminar was to share international good practices in land acquisition, resettlement and livelihood restoration applicable to Yangon and the broader Myanmar context.
 
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The “Good Governance Toolkit” will help owners and managers of businesses in Myanmar reduce the risks that corruption can pose.
 
New Toolkit Available for Myanmar Businesses to Fight Corruption
 
The Good Governance Toolkit for Myanmar Businesses: A handbook for resisting corruption and working with integrity was launched on 12 December 2016, in Yangon. MCRB staff collaborated with the Coffey team to provide advice and case studies, based on experience of working with Myanmar companies on corruption. The “Good Governance Toolkit” will help owners and managers of businesses in Myanmar reduce the risks that corruption can pose.
 
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This paper contains proposals for the forthcoming Rules to implement the new Myanmar Investment Law.
 
Submission to Consultation on Myanmar Investment Rules
 
Experts from MCRB, EarthRights International, International Commission of Jurists, Oxfam and the World Wildlife Fund, have made a joint submission to the consultation on the draft Myanmar Investment Rules.
 
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