MBCA is a not for profit organization organized and mandated by a group of business leaders.
It is an organization that assembles community conscious business leaders to fulfil its corporate social responsibilities. Mandate to protect its main asset ...its human resources.
MBCA to deliver its mandate through workplace education on health issues, relief and reconstruction for community that need assistance. To advocate and actively promote national health and rural community development needs. Livelihood assistance for rural development. Design and implement specific programs to fulfil different community needs.
Since 2003, MBCA has evolved to be a leader that is creative in assisting various UN agencies, INGO and NGO to reach needed communities. Support civil society and sharing experiences for sustainability in financial and program development.
MBCA is proud to co-ordinate and collaborate between businesses, government agencies, and rural community organization.
A natural catalyst for the private-public partnership
MBCA actively promote and assist in organizing business coalition in cities within Myanmar. Business Coalition organizations are “own” and managed by a group of business owners and its responsibilities include governing the organization as a business for financial sustainability, share and extend humanitarian values for the communities they serve.
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MBCA’s main function is to be community need-sensitive. Nationwide, MBCA currently has 5 well-established, independent business coalition offices in operation in the cities of Yangon, Pyay, Pakkoku, Lashio and Muse. Originally founded to support and sustain the HIV/AIDS programs, the business coalitions are broadening their endeavors to work alongside businesses in meeting their social responsibility to the local community. The various local business coalitions maintain MBCA’s local offices, which report to independent boards of directors, drawn from the local business communities. In addition, MBCA is providing HIV prevention, care and support services to road transport workers in the Lashio area in partnership with UNODC’s Harm Reduction Project. Since Cyclone Nargis, MBCA has been running HIV/AIDS programs in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, paying specific attention to workers concerned with relief and recovery, in particular, in the West Ayeyarwaddy Delta, where it is running a project in Thingangone, Labutta Township.
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MBCA (Pyay) serves as a model for other business coalitions to follow in establishing a township business coalition to fill gaps and provide for the community’s social needs. It was established in 2004 with 6 core members. It followed the national business coalition (Yangon based) model of establishing an annual sponsorship program to ensure sustainability of programs and launched the local sponsorship program in 2007. To-day MBCA (Pyay) has grown to 20 sponsoring members. Since 2005, when core members responded to community needs and started a care and support fund to take care of health-care costs of infected workers and families, MBCA (Pyay) has worked closely with a local community based organization providing free medical care and has established a volunteer network of young graduates and entrepreneurs of small and medium businesses. MBCA (Pyay) marked another MBCA milestone in establishing a care and support program, beginning an ARV program in 2009. MBCA (Pyay) works closely with the STI team of the national AIDS Program and local business coalition members have built up trust and good relations with the local authorities. MBCA (Pyay model) is a model private - public partnership and for the value of a co-ordinated response by the township’s stakeholders, including other NGOs and CBOs. Another important role of the committee members has been in opening the doors of their businesses to enable MBCA to implement education programs.