The Application of Circular Economy (CE) Principles to the Environmental Management of Mined Land 

Since 2011, Ko Ko has worked as a program officer at Myanmar based Sustainable Development Network , working broadly on transparency and accountability matters at national and regional level. In 2012, he supported civil society preparations in becoming Myanmar as one of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) countries. He also served as member of the country's first EITI multi-stakeholder group in early 2014.  

Ko Ko also worked as Myanmar Associate at New York based international non-government organisation called Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), where he gained different technical aspects of resource governance and their revenue management system. During his time in NRGI, he supported Myanmar government by providing technical assistant in formulating mining law and regulations. He also did different research around natural resource charter, mineral licensing , resource revenue sharing and jades/gems sectors governance.

Ko Ko graduated from Magway University of Technology in Myanmar with degree in Civil Engineering. He also studied environmental sustainability and geographic information system  as visiting scholar at Hosei University in Japan and PAFID in the Philippines.  In 2017, he received scholarship from Australia Government to do his 2 years Masters of Environmental Management in Mining at University of Queensland.

Industry

Ko Ko has been involved in responsible and accountable mining practice project around Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative with Myanmar Federation of Mining Associations (MFMA) for past 3 years. 

Supervisor

Associate Professor Glen Corder