The Cambodia Development Resource Institute is organising 1st meeting to present the selected proposals from GMS countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net), 18-20 November 2015, CDRI, Phnom Penh, with the support of the International Development Research Centre-Canada. Download meeting programme (As of Nov 16, 2015).

 

Day One, Afternoon (November 18, 2015)

12:00-1:30 pm

Guests’ Arrivals and Lunch @ CDRI

1:30-1:45 pm

Welcome remark by

Dr Edgard Rodriguez, Senior Programme Specialist, IDRC (Ottawa)

1:45-2:45 pm

Presentation: “Global Wage Debates Through a Mekong Lens”

Mr Gregory Randolph, Deputy Director, JustJobs

Presentation: “Prospects of Youth and Women in the Labour Markets in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Countries”

Mr Roth Vathana,GMS-Net Project Coordinator andResearcher, CDRI

Q & A Session

2:45-3:45 pm

Proposal#1:“Minimum wage policy in Thailand: Lessons learned for CLMV countries”

Dr Jirawat Panpiemras, Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI),

Thailand

Q & A Session

3:45-4:00pm

Coffee Break

4:00-5:00 pm

Proposal #2:“Labour market effects of mandatory social insurance policy: some evidence from Vietnam”

Mr Do Son Tung,Researcher, Vietnam Institute of Economics,

Vietnam

Q & A Session

Day Two (November 19, 2015)

8:00-8:30 am

Guests’ Arrivals / Coffee

8:30-9:30 am

Proposal #3: “Negotiating the labor market in Cambodia: Youth, inequality and transitions into work life”

Dr Chivoin Peou, Lecturer, Department of International Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh

Cambodia

Q & A Session

9:30-10:30 am

Proposal #4:Vocational Training and Labour Market Transitions: A Randomised Experiment Among Cambodian Young Adults”

Dr Chandarany Ouch,Research Associate and Acting Senior Operations Manager, Cambodia Development Resource Institute

Cambodia

Q & A Session

10:30-10:45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am-12:00 pm

Proposal#5: “Ethnic and Gender Wage Disparities in Lao PDR”

Mr KeophetPhoumphone, Co-President of Social Development Alliance Association (SODA)

Lao PDR

Q & A Session

12:00-1:30 pm

Lunch @ CDRI

1:30-2:30 pm

Proposal#6:“Reasons and Consequences of the Skill Mismatch of Chinese firms in the Labor Market of Lao PDR”

Dr Wen Shuhui, Professor, Kunming University of Science and Technology

Yunnan, China

Q & A Session

2:30-3:30 pm

Proposal #7: Inequality of Earnings by Gender, Ethnic Group and Geographical Location in Cambodia”

Dr Savuth Cheng, Senior Researcher at Mekong Institute of Cambodia (MIC)

Cambodia

Q & A Session

3:30-3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45-5:00 pm

Proposal #8:Impacts of Minimum wage on Employment and Wage distribution in Viet Nam: Gender and Age Perspectives”

Mr Pham Minh Thai, Researcher, Centre For Analysis and Forecasting, Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences

Vietnam

Q & A Session

Day Three, Morning (November 20, 2015)

8:00-8:30 am

Guests’ Arrivals / Coffee

8:30-11:00 am

Break-up sessions for discussion between experts in respective field and applicants(rooms to be confirmed)

11:00 am-12:00 pm

What’s Next?(Reconvene at Conference Room)

Dr Edgard Rodriguez, Senior Programme Specialist, IDRC (Ottawa)

Mr Roth Vathana,GMS-Net Project Coordinator andResearcher, CDRI

12:00-12:10 pm

Closing Remark

Dr Edgard Rodriguez, Senior Programme Specialist, IDRC (Ottawa)

12:10-1:30 pm

Lunch @ CDRI

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