The 4th National Conference on Communities and Tourism 2019 was successfully held in Loikaw, Kayah State from 6-8 June 2019. It brought together almost 350 participants representing tourism businesses and associations, community-based tourism (CBT) groups, government and civil society orgaisations (CSOs) from across Myanmar with a particular focus on those working in tourism in Kayah State. The conference was organized by Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI), and International Trade Center (ITC) with the cooperation of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Kayah State Government.
On May the 16th, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) presented the Multi-dimensional Country Review (MDCR) of Vietnam. Since the inaugural seminar on February the 25 this year, OECD collected facts about the current political, economic and social situation in Vietnam. High representatives of OECD, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) as well as members of the 2021-2030 Socio-Economic Development Strategy Drafting Team of the Sub-Committee for Socio-Economic Affairs came together in Hanoi to discuss Vietnam’s development priorities for the next 10 years.
From May 2 until May 4, 2019, legal drafters of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights participated in a Workshop in Tangerang regarding techniques of academic writing. The workshop aimed at capacity-building for the researchers in the relevant departments of the Ministry.
The second planning trip for the National Conference on Communities and Tourism 2019 was very successful! It was great to meet with stakeholders from the Government, parliament, private sector and civil society.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) office in Hanoi has been granted its license for another five years. As a result, the Foundation can continue to fully pursue its work.