Paris, 24 July 2014 – Slated to coincide with Myanmar’s chairmanship of ASEAN, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society together with the French Embassy in Myanmar, in close cooperation with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, are proud to announce Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014, to be held in Naypyidaw and Yangon on 5-6 December 2014.

This groundbreaking conference follows on the resounding success of last year’s Women’s Forum Myanmar 2013, which welcomed 600 participants from 26 countries alongside 23 partner companies and organizations, and whichThe Irrawaddy Magazine called (in December 2013) a “historic international Women’s Forum”.

 Under the theme Women: A driving force in transitional societies, plenary sessions at Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014 will include debates on the development of the financial sector in ASEAN countriesthe need to involve women in economic transitionscenarios for ASEAN women from 2015 onward; and finding the right balance between rural development and urbanization. Other sessions will look at the environmental agenda; demographics and regional migrations; and how to create a healthy ecosystem for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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