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Letters of faith (Romania, Mexico, Myanmar, Singapore, Seychelles).
Burma " Country Presentation" in Rome
A country presentation organised by the Embassy of Italy took place on 2 February 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome with the objective of promoting bi-lateral commerce and investments between two different nations and providing information to Italy's businesses to track commercial possibilities in Myanmar.
Myanmar's trade minister, H.E. Dr. Than Myint, took part in the meeting. H.E. Dr. Than Myint and Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretaries of State for Foreign and International Affairs, welcomed the participants at the SDC. The meeting was attended by H.E.U. Set Aung, Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Myanmar, Mr. Kyaw Lin, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Construction, Mr. Aung Naing Oo, Secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission, Mr. Zaw Min Win, Chairman of UMFCCI and Mr. Ken Tun, CEO of Parami Energy, at the meeting "Focus Myanmar - an Opportunity Overview".
There were a group of ( (100) attendees, among them business people from Myanmar and Italy. DICA is the Directorate of Investments and Business Administration and is in authority to process the registration of companies for domestic and international companies under the Myanmar Companies Law. She is also the Secretariat of the Myanmar Investmentcommission (MIC), which is competent for MICs.
Presentation of national identification programmes in Myanmar
The EPAR was asked to present its work on nationwide ID programmes at a Humanitarian Dialogue Centre workshops for the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population of Myanmar. Mr Biscaye travelled to Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar to present EPAR research and work with 35 ministry officers who have been engaged in the development and execution of the country's new ID programme.
Governmental identity schemes (ID) are an integrated part of citizen involvement and integration. In recent years, many states have introduced or upgraded their own country ID system, in some cases significantly broadening the role of country identities in policy, economics and society. EPAR carried out a survey of 43 poor countries' ID programmes in the summers of 2015, concentrating on the government's effort to create IDs in order to make it easier to obtain a wide range of IDs.
The Myanmar authorities are currently drafting a new nationwide ID programme and are asking the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue to organise a 12-14 December 2016 workshops to gather and debate information on the development and delivery of nationwide ID programmes in other DC. Participants in the workshops covered case studies on the experiences in Cambodia, Peru, Japan and Ecuador as well as lectures on corporate citizenship and IT issues for ID programmes.
EPAR's input was to present the latest results of our audit, with a meeting on the features of Developer Countries' ID programmes and a meeting on the implementing challenge in the States. You can find transparencies from these presentations on our website. Besides presenting EPAR research, Pierre moderated group debates and joint brain storming on the last working group with two other speakers to help Myanmar's various departments to internalise the information presented during the first two working groups and think about how they could implement it.
The group' work and joint discussion included the motivations behind Myanmar's ID cards projects, embedding an ID cards into a more complete and inclusive ID cards system, reforming institutions to help change the ID cards system, approaching how to increase the involvement of the legitimate population in the ID cards projects, and possible implementing issues and workarounds.
Subsequent to the workshops, EPAR provided a brief overview of the main takeaway issues that the Myanmar authorities should consider in the design and delivery of their new ID programme. This includes general reflections on the institution frameworks for the realisation of a nationwide ID programme as well as special reflections on the topics of eGovernance, ICT and IST.