Research Fellows

Donna Guest

Donna Guest

Independent Researcher; Research Fellow, IHRB

Donna is IHRB's research fellow for the south-east Asia region.

Since 2013 Donna has worked closely with IHRB's Myanmar Sector Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA) team on drafting and editing key sections of two SWIAs on Oil and Gas and on ICT.  She has also written three briefing papers for the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), which IHRB jointly founded with the Danish Institution for Human Rights, on land rights, civil society organisations in the extractive sector, and indigenous peoples. 

Donna also works with MCRB and IHRB on drafting and editing other publications and submissions.

Donna comes to IHRB from Amnesty International where she worked on human rights in South East Asia for over 20 years. Most recently, she served as Amnesty's deputy director for South East Asia and the Pacific.

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The people of Myanmar are at continued risk of human rights abuses if protections for rural people are not put in place immediately. In fact, land grabs have already been occurring throughout the country for many years.

Commentary: “Bittersweet Harvest” in Cambodia – A cautionary tale for Myanmar

In June of this year the European Union (EU) reinstated Myanmar’s access to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which provides for duty and quota-free exports to EU countries under the “Everything But Arms” programme, raising hopes for...

15 November 2013

By Donna Guest, Independent Researcher; Research Fellow, IHRB

Protesting villagers in Burma are seen laying a blockade of the road that links Dawei to Thailand. (Photo: Facebook / CSLD)

Commentary: Responsible Business in Myanmar: Getting down to the grassroots?

Protests against large industry projects are becoming common in Myanmar. This month villagers are protesting against a Thai company’s inadequate compensation measures for the land it acquired during the 2010 construction of a road to Dawei in...

30 September 2013

By Donna Guest, Independent Researcher; Research Fellow, IHRB

Commentary: Coca-Cola’s Report on its Myanmar operations - a model for others?

The Coca-Cola Company recently submitted its first report on its Myanmar operations to the US State Department under the Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements required of all US companies investing more than US$500,000 in Myanmar.

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13 January 2013

By Donna Guest, Independent Researcher; Research Fellow, IHRB

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