About the Webinar
In the general election held on 8 November 2020, Myanmar’s electorate returned the National League for Democracy (NLD) government with a resounding mandate. Much focus was on the five million or so first-time voters who constitute a sizeable portion of Myanmar’s 37 million-plus eligible voters. However, the 30- to 44-year-old age group constitutes an even more significant part of the vote. They have participated in Myanmar’s journey of change and transition over the past decade, and continue to do so today. This webinar will hear their perspectives on the economy and politics, the needs of society (especially vulnerable populations), peace and reconciliation, and ethnic aspirations. Four speakers with research expertise in these different aspects of Myanmar’s transition will share their thoughts on what comes next after the vote, for the country and the diverse communities within it.
About the Speakers
Mr Nyantha Maw Lin, Managing Partner, The Burgundy Hills Company, Myanmar
Ms Phyu Yamin Myat, General Secretary, Myanmar Microfinance Association; and Founder and Managing Director, Myanmar Development Partners
Mr Amara Thiha, Senior Research Manager, Security Dialogue, Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS); and Non-Resident Fellow, Stimson Center, Washington, D.C.
Ms Ja Ngai Jap, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science Department, George Washington University