21 January 2021 - Source: Australia Myanmar Institute

During the coronavirus lockdown AMI will hold its seminars using Zoom and post recordings later in the website and the Facebook page.

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: January 25, 2021 (Monday)

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (01:30-02:30 PM Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting: please click here

Meeting ID: 2852417834

Passcode: 12345

Matthew Baird has over 30 years of experience in environmental and planning law in
Australia and Asia. Since 2014 he has been an advisor on Environmental Impact Assessments and environmental law to the Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC). He was an advisor and Member of the Permanent Secretariat of the Technical Working Group for Cambodian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) from 2015-2018 for the drafting of the Environmental Code of Cambodia. He has held senior positions on environmental law in Australia and with regional bodies like the Mekong Regional Network.

Matthew has been working on these issues in Myanmar since 2012. He has a most impressive CV in these issues and in 2016 was appointed as Visiting Scholar of the Myanmar Environmental Governance Program of Vermont Law School. In January 2020, he was appointed an Honorary Research Fellow of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business.

Wyne Wyne Pye is a community development professional and ILO certified Master trainer; specializing in environmental management and community based eco-tourism development. She has over 15 years of multicultural and diverse experiences which include a number of volunteer engagements in Asia Pacific region and community leadership roles. She has relevant academic qualifications from universities in the Philippines and the UK. She was awarded the "Young Global Change Maker, REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship" by iCONGO institute with the UN in New Delhi. She is a founder of HER social enterprise, a Director of Yangon Professional Development Academy and is currently working as National Technical Expert in MONREC.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the presentation. For more information about AMI, please visit: aummi.edu.au/.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well during our events, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don't use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself. You should pose your questions using the chat function. AMI will upload the whole seminar later on the AMI website and Facebook page.