DPG Regional Conference on Advancing BIMSTEC Cooperation

Date: June 14 - 15, 2018

DPG Regional Conference on Advancing BIMSTEC Cooperation
Yangon, Myanmar
June 14-15, 2018
DPG organized a Regional Conference on Advancing BIMSTEC Cooperation in Yangon, Myanmar on June 14-15, 2018. Two major Myanmarese think tanks - the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) and the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) – joined the Conference as DPG’s local partners. A group of over forty distinguished policy makers, senior officials, academics and representatives of civil societies from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar participated in the Conference. The agenda included in-depth discussions on Day-1 and brainstorming sessions on Day-2 on the achievements and challenges of BIMSTEC in five thematic areas, namely, Trade and Economic Integration; Transit and Multimodal Connectivity; Energy, Water, Environment and Climate Change; People to People Connectivity; and Integrating Gender Issues in BIMSTEC.

This was the second Regional Conference on BIMSTEC organized by DPG in conjunction with our funding partner the Asia Foundation. The third and final conference in the series will be organized by DPG in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 2-3, 2018.