Myanmar Social Impact Forum Schedule


Event Date: 27 February 2018

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08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:45
Opening Speeches
• Naina Subberwal Batra – CEO, AVPN | View bio
• Aung Naing Oo – DG, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
• Caroline McLaughlin – Director of Partnerships, AVPN | View bio
To present the social investment landscape in Myanmar and the region
09:45 – 10:45
Plenary Panel: Effective Philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy & Impact Investing in the Region & Myanmar – The Status Quo
• Moderator: Caroline McLaughlin
• Dondi Hananto – PartnerPatamar Capital | View bio
• Anil Sinha – South Asia Advisor, Global Impact Investing Network
• Martin Pun – Head of CSR, Yoma Strategic | View bio
• Myo Zin – Myanmar Advisor, Omidyar Network
10:45 – 11:15
Tea Break
11:15 – 13:00
Break Out Sessions: Skills for Social Impact
• Break Out 1: Workshop for Corporates
How to switch to a more strategic, impactful and business oriented corporate social responsibility approach
Speakers TBC
• Break Out 2: Discussion on Impact Investing in Emerging Markets
Exploring the role impact investing could play in the development of Myanmar and the interplay of official development assistance, philanthropy and commercial investors.
Speakers TBC
• Break Out 3: Dialogue Between Investors, Intermediaries / Capacity Builders & Social Enterprises
Building the ecosystem: priorities and challenges in the collaboration between different actors.
Speakers TBC
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:30
Sectoral Initiatives Around 4 Concrete Cases
• Deep Dive 1: Rural Livelihoods /Agriculture
Speakers TBC
• Deep Dive 2: Energy
Speakers TBC
• Deep Dive 3: Education
Speakers TBC
• Deep Dive 4: Gender/Inclusiveness
Speakers TBC
16:00 – 16:45
Key Insights from Break Outs & Deep Dives
16:45 – 17:30
Closing Remarks


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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