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Zaw Ye Naung
CEO , Private Own Social Enterprise Company
Yangon, Myanmar
Zaw Ye Naung is a rural livelihoods entrepreneur. He has been awarded the UN SDG Pioneer 2019: Advancing Local Livelihoods and MYEA Inclusive Business Award 2019 for his strong commitment on sustainable rural developments, gender equality and youth development.

The Irrawaddy, South East Asian prominent independent media, recognized Zaw as person of the Year 2019 for entrepreneurship.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Zaw Ye Naung works with rural villages in Shan State, Kayin State, Yangon and the Mandalay region of Myanmar to grow certified organic agriculture for vegetable, animal feed and free-range chicken farming. He and his owned company guarantee the finance, farming techniques and market to the farmers. He named his concept “The Family Farm” and the initiative already has thousands of rural families working together with him in 2021.

His ideology is building inclusive business in rural areas of Myanmar to help empower and lift local communities through the development of a micro business ecosystem. He believes that through this inclusive business model, social and economic challenges to rural communities can be positively impacted through the development of a micro business ecosystem which will see each and every village producing their own agriculture and livestock products.

His ‘Family Farm' concept directly addresses the gender gap issues within rural areas where we see a vital need for women and youth to get equal opportunities alongside male farmers. It also addresses the issues of families cohesion in rural areas where we see many families break up in order for the male adult to work abroad. This leaves the remaining family members vulnerable, so ‘Family Farm’ aims to provide a sustainable solution for rural families to stay together.
Education:
- Master of Business Administration: Assumption University Thailand

- Bachelor of Computing & Information System: London Metropolitan University
Affiliations and Achievements:
Personal Achievement
UN SDG Pioneer 2019 Award: Advancing Local Livelihoods

MYEA Inclusive Business Award 2019: Innovations

Company Achievement

Creating family owned job Opportunities for more than 3000 Rural Farmer families in 2021 in including women and youths.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Burmese
    Nationality:
    Myanmar
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/zawnaung/
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