“Informing and Engaging the Public – Improving local governance and empowering communities in Kayin and Tanintharyi Region” research launching and public forum was held at Diamond Crown Hotel in Dawei in 22nd March, 2019. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Tanintharyi Region, including members of parliament, government officials and representatives from Civil Society Organizations attended the program.
The Speaker of Tanintharyi Region, U Khin Maung Aye, delivered the opening speech and then, the Deputy Director of the Ethnic Literature and Culture Department, Naw Mar Lay delivered the welcome speech.
Another Development presented the research in the first session and followed by panel discussion in the second session.
The Panelists were (1) Tanintharyi Region MP U Kyaw Min, (2) the Director of the Budget Department, U Nay Lin Htet, (3) the Director of Dawei Development Association, U Thant Zin, and (4) Susanne Kempel (Civil Society Partnership and Community Engagement Manager of WWF) and the panel were moderated by the Program Officer of Panna Institute, U Thu Ya Zaw.
The panel was concluded with a session for Questions and Answers.