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UNSW Event Sydney: Dr Thant on publication trends and books in Myanmar

Upcoming event at UNSW on books in Myanmar

There is now more opportunities than ever before to promote education and knowledge through public libraries in Myanmar. Yet because it has been closed for so long to the outside world, Myanmar is facing numerous challenges ranging from the lack of infrastructure to human resource capacity. This presentation will focus on recent trends in the publication of books published in Myanmar in both English and Burmese. The presentation will cover reading promotion efforts by two of the main local NGOs; Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation and the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation which is chaired by Ms Aung San Suu Kyi.

Bio of Speaker: Dr Thant Thaw Kaung is CEO and founder of Myanmar's leading book importer and distributor, the Myanmar Book Centre. He also founded and is Executive Director of the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation. This NGO has so far donated over one million books to over 900 libraries in Myanmar as well as preserving old and rare palm leaves, paper manuscripts, books and other documents on Myanmar. Dr Thant Thaw Kaung's other positions include, Executive Director of the Yangon Heritage Trust, Executive Committee member of the Daw Khin Kyi foundation.

Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project, organizer of UNSW Event Sydney: Dr Thant on publication trends and books in Myanmar. The Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project is currently facilitated by UNSW Law and, since 2013, has run nine high level constitutional literacy workshops in Myanmar

Fri, March 3, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM        
Location: Staff common room, Level 2
Law Building, F8, Kensington Campus
UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2052

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