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Thematic Briefing for Civil Society: Extractive Industries and Corporate Accountability in ASEAN

Organized by the South East Asian Committee for Advocacy (SEACA), and Shwe Gas Movement 11 October 2013 * YMCA International House Yangon, Myanmar
The SEACA Series of Thematic Briefings for 2013 focuses on various issues being worked on by its partners under the Solidarity for Asian Peoples Advocacy. These issues include: Human Rights, the Extractives Industries and Corporate Accountability, Trade & Investment, Peace and Trans-border Issues, and on Labor and Migrant Rights. The briefings are aimed to orient various audiences in the ASEAN community to encourage an enabling environment and foster multi-sectoral and multi-issue networking by bringing them together (CSOs, Government, Private Sector/Business, Media, etc.) towards meaningful understanding and constructive dialogue. By organizing these thematic briefings, SEACA hopes to contribute in building a truly people-centered ASEAN Community. Objectives for this Thematic Briefing:

1. To contribute to the education and sensitization of civil society in Myanmar in the eve of its

Chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2014 through sensitization workshops, and thematic briefings.

2. To familiarize participants with the situation of the Extractive Industries in the region, the ASEAN Minerals Cooperation Action Plan, and the prospects for an ASEAN Regulatory Mechanism on Private Sector Investment in the Extractive Industries. 3. To familiarize participants with a South East Asian civil society perspective on corporate accountability, the concepts of community rights, equitable benefit sharing, revenue transparency and redistribution.

4. To encourage country-level and regional civil society engagement with the ASEAN in the eve of
and during Myanmars chairmanship of ASEAN in 2014 and beyond. Briefing Participants: The Briefing will have 45 participants from among Myanmars local NGOs, indigenous peoples groups, social development practitioners, think tanks, academic institutions, business and media practitioners.

Briefing Venue: The Briefing shall be held at the YMCA International House in Yangon. Briefing Organizers: Organizers are Shwe Gas Movement and the South East Asian Committee for Advocacy (SEACA).

Briefing Programme: October 11, 2013 Thematic Briefing for Civil Society: Extractive Industries and Corporate Accountability in ASEAN Time 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am - 9:30 am Session Arrival and Registration Opening Ceremonies Mr. Wong Aung Shwe Gas Movement Ms. Corinna Lopa SEACA 9:30 am 10:15 am Presentation 1: Extractive Industries in ASEAN: A Situationer Extractive Industries in Myanmar What is Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) What is the ASEAN Minerals Cooperation Action Plan Tea / Coffee Break Presentation 2: Corporate Accountability in ASEAN CSR vis--vis Corporate Accountability The ASEAN CSR Network HR Mechanisms to hold businesses accountable Open Forum Lunch Presentation 3: Community Rights, Equitable Benefit Sharing and the Concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent Presentation 4: Extractive Industries: Social and Environmental Impacts Open Forum Ms. Robie Halip Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Ms. Ashley Pritchard Consultant, SAPA Corporate Accountability Report Local EITI Expert Facilitator / Speaker

10:15 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 11:15 am

11:15 am 11:45 pm 11:45 am 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:45 pm

1:45 pm 2:30 pm

Mr. Wong Aung Shwe Gas Movement

2:30 pm 3:00 pm

3:00 pm 3:15 pm 3:15 pm 4:15 pm

Tea / Coffee Break Panel Presentation Elements of a Prospective Regulatory Mechanism for the Extractive Industries in ASEAN Ms. Robie Halip AIPP Mr. Wong Aung Shwe Gas Movement Ms. Ashley Pritchard SAPA Consultant

4:15 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks