From COVID-19 to Belt and Road Initiative: What to Watch in Myanmar’s Energy Sector in 2020?
REGIONAL STRATEGIC AND POLITICAL STUDIES PROGRAMME WEBINAR
About the Webinar
Myanmar is facing a year of challenges, ranging from COVID-19’s economic impact, through delayed oil and gas regime reform, to political tensions that will hinder inbound investment. Meanwhile, amid all these challenges, 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of Myanmar-China relationship, implying more momentum for Chinese investment in the region. However, the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world is having a dramatic domino effect on the global economy and Southeast Asia, and there is no sign of the situation improving. Fears of the fast-spreading coronavirus continue to weigh on Myanmar’s economy, especially the already troubled energy sector. This webinar will examine:
- COVID-19 and its impact on the energy supply chain in Southeast Asia
- Implications of COVID-19 on Myanmar’s energy sector
- Prospect for Myanmar in the Belt and Road Initiative
- Risks and opportunities amid the 70th anniversary of Myanmar-China diplomatic relations
- Key signposts for energy investment in Myanmar
About the Speaker
Dr Kaho Yu is a Senior Analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, a global risk consultancy. He focuses on the political economy of energy in the Asia-Pacific, Chinese energy policy, the Belt & Road Initiative and the ESG (environmental, social and governance) risks assessment. Prior to Maplecroft, Kaho was a Research Associate at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center and a Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kaho holds affiliated research positions at European Centre for Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) and Asian Energy Studies Centre at Hong Kong Baptist University. Kaho obtained his PhD in International Political Economy from King’s College London.
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