Summary Myanmar HRIA Workhop 5.3.2020

Workshop Myanmar HRIA report 5 March 2020 Berlin

As alternative to the planned workshop during cancelled ITB 2020, Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism gathered 15 tourism-related stakeholders in a workshop at Bread for the World office in Berlin on 05 March 2020. Roundtable members and interested stakeholders from tourism associations, tour operators, civil society, academia, and tourism certification convened to:

  1. Present the report with key findings of the practice-oriented value-chain focused human-rights impact assessment, conducted in Thailand and Myanmar in September 2019 by the Roundtable.
  2. Get an overview of transcending development and trends in Myanmar (Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business) as well as European perspectives on tourism development in Myanmar (forumandersreisen).
  3. Discuss possible challenges within the risk areas that were defined in the report, and prioritise on relevant areas of action (Economic inclusion, Protection of cultural heritage) for Myanmar, to find potential follow-up measures and proposals for a solution to how tourism and the tourism industry can contribute to sustainable development.

We thank all participants for their valuable and constructive inputs and discussions. 

Please find the summary of the workshop, as well as the presentations of the workshop below for download.