New Delhi Ah International Conference Tluangten Thehsuak

CT News Delhi | Febuary 4

Jamia Millia Islamia (Academy of International Studies) le Tampadipa Institute, Yangon ih hohanak le Euro Burma Office ih sumpai lam bomnak ih tawlrel mi International Conference on “Myanmar: Bridging South and Southeast Asia” cu January 30-31, 2012 nihnih sung Delhi khawlai Jamia Millia Islamia (Sharokhan ih Tlawngkainak) ah le India International Centre ah tuah a siih buainak le harsatnak um lote’n, tluangten thehsuak a si.

Meeting kai dingih sawm mi pawl hi January 28 ni ah Delhi ah tluangten an thleng ih January 29 ni ah Delhi khawsung ah CSU (Chin Student Union), Delhi ih Chin mi Phunsang tlawngta pawl ih kaihruainak in lengvahsuak a si. Meeting January 30-31, nihnih sung kai theh hnu February 1 zingpit in Leilung tlun ih thilmak hminthang a pa sarihnak (The 7th famous thing in the world) a simi Agara ih Tagmahal le Agra fort ah CSU pawl ih kaihruainak in leng suah leh a siih Tajmal ihsin an tlun phah ah mai’ umnak ram ciar ih tlung saal dingin Airport ah thlah saal an si.

Zuknung :

Conference ih ra kaitu pawl:

  • Myanmar Political Party 10 sawm an sinan Party 7 ihsin Politician (15) an ra tel thei.
  • Myanmar NGOs and Civil Society ihsin mipum (14) an ra tel thei.
  • Singapore ih pakhat: Ambassador Thaung Tun.
  • UK ihsin Dr. Marie Lall (Strategic Analyst, University of London)
  • Netherland ihsin Ms. Maaike Benders, (Amsterdam University)
  • Euro Burma Office ihsin mipum (5) an ra tel thei.
  • India Party, Organization, University ih hotu..etc… ihsin 36
  • Chin Student Union ihsin tlawngta (4)

Thusimtu pawl:

Introductory address by:

(i)                  Prof Veena Sikri, Bangladesh Studies Programme, MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University.

(ii)                Dr Khin Zaw Win, Director Tampadipa Institute, Yangon

(iii)               Harn Yawnghwe, Director, Euro Burma Office, Brussels

Welcome Address by             : Shri Najeeb Jung, IAS, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia

Special address by                   : Ambassador Zin Yaw, Ambassador of Myanmar to India

Special Address by                  : U Khin Maung Shwe, Party Leader, National Democratic Force (NDF), Myanmar

Keynote Address by                               :  Hon’ble Shri Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland

Chair      : Ambassador K Raghunath, Former Foreign Secretary

“Overview of Political Situation” : Dr Khin Zaw Win

Director, Tampadipa Insttute, Yangon

 

“The challenges of Ethnic Conflict” : Dr Lian Sakhong

Research Director, EBO

 

“India, Myanmar and the Look East Policy” :  Dr Arvind Gupta

Director General, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi

 

“Myanmar: The Role of Civil Society Organizations” Ms Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Karen Women’s Action Group

Session 2 – Economic Opportunities and Challenges in Myanmar

Chair: Amb Rajiv Bhatia, Former Ambassador to Myanmar

“Overview of Myanmar’s Economy” : Dr Kyaw Thu, Director

Paung Ku, Initiative for Strengthening Civil Society

 

“Myanmar and the Donor Community : USA,

EU and Japan”

 

: Prof Baladas Goshal

Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi

 

“Engaging women : Strategy for Increasing Women Participation in Myanmar Politics and Nation Building”

 

: Shwe Shwe Sein Latt

Founder and Director

Phan Tee Eain (Creative Home)

“What the Political Changes Mean for the People of Myanmar” : Dr Marie Lall

Strategic Analyst, University of London

Session 3: Between South and South East Asia

Chair:  Professor Sanjoy Hazarika

“The Bridgehead – linking India’s North East, Myanmar and South East Asia” : Dr Khreizo Yhome

Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

 

“Situation in Kachin and Northern Shan States–political and humanitarian perspectives including displaced populations and refugees in China”

 

: Ja Nan Lahtaw, Shalom Foundation
“Myanmar: Connectivity to ASEAN” : Ambassador Thaung Tun

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore

 

“Myanmar and China: The Indian Perspective” :  Dr Vibhanshu Shekhar

Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)

Sapru House, New Delhi

Session 4 : Moving Forward: A summary of recommendations

Chair      :  Prof. Veena Sikri

Audience discussion on the views expressed in the Conference and the way ahead

Concluding Address:

–          U Zam Cin Pao, Chairman, Chin National Party (CNP) & Pyithu Hluttaw MP

–          Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

Vote of Thanks and Closing Remarks:

Harn Yawnghwe, Director, Euro Burma Office

Thurel mi pawl a tlangpi thu in a tanglam ah Mirang in tarlan a si:

(i)    Myanmar After the 2010 Elections

(ii)  Economic Opportunities and Challenges in Myanmar

(iii) Between South and Southeast Asia

(iv)  Moving Forward : A Summary of Recommendations

The themes being proposed for individual sessions:

(i)                 Myanmar After the 2010 Elections (Political Situation, Civil Society and Social Situation, The challenges of Ethnic Conflict)

(ii)               Economic Opportunities and Challenges in Myanmar (Overview of Myanmar’s Economy, Policy implementation challenges, Possible Roles for India, EU and ASEAN)

(iii)             Between South and Southeast Asia (The Bridgehead- linking India’s Northeast, Myanmar and Southeast Asia; Connectivity to ASEAN; Myanmar and China; The Indian Perspective)

(iv)             Myanmar and the International Community (USA, EU and the West)

(v)               Moving Forward: A Summary of Recommendations

Objectives of the Conference:

–          The various stakeholders and participants from Myanmar to explain their vision and perspective on priorities for Myanmar in the coming years

–          How do they visualise Myanmar moving ahead towards achieving these priorities, and what help, if any, do they need?

–          The collective of these views will bring out the logic and importance of in-country follow up activities in identified sectors, which could include institutional collaborations for human resource development, IT (information technology), trade and infrastructure development.

–          One practical outcome would be to visualise how Myanmar could achieve its objectives by serving as an economic bridge between India’s North East, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia.

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