Myanmar National Youth Policy Consultation Workshops

Myanmar National Youth Policy Consultation Workshops

The process of making the National Youth Policy in Myanmar was initiated during the previous government. After the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the landslide in 2015 and formed their Government, the process of its development accelerated, as it was included in the so called “100-day action plan” presented by the new government. The […]

Open Event: The Danish Municipal Elections in a Global Mirror

Open Event: The Danish Municipal Elections in a Global Mirror

Why are the Danish ballot boxes not transparent? Why do the losing parties party? And can Denmark learn from Nepal when it comes to including more women in local politics? During the Danish Municipal Elections, Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) sends 75 young, local politicians from as diverse countries as Bhutan, Colombia, Egypt, […]

A Social Democratic Asia: Strengthening Inclusive Policy Formulation

A Social Democratic Asia: Strengthening Inclusive Policy Formulation

Written by Jens Georg Bagge, National Executive Member and Member of the Advisory Board, Danish Social Democratic Party. As part of the Social Democratic Party’s partnership with the regional network SocDem Asia, I attended a regional conference ultimo September in Yangon, Myanmar, on inclusive policy formulation, togeter with the SDP International Consultant, Iben Merrild, and […]

How to dispel myths about the Malawian youth

How to dispel myths about the Malawian youth

The two political active women Mbirih Mulamba and Grace Banda belongs to the group of 18-35-year old’s, that comprises more than 65 % of the total population of Malawi. But even though the group is a majority, youth has a very little say in political matters. The young party members are trying to get rid […]

Myanmar Democratic Actors Celebrate International Day of Democracy 2017 

Myanmar Democratic Actors Celebrate International Day of Democracy 2017 

To promote peace and stability in democratic institutions, the official theme of this year’s Democracy Day was “Democracy and Conflict Prevention.” On September 14 DIPD and the STEP-Democracy Consortium celebrated the 2017 Democracy Day with its partners, members from the Government, Parliament, Political Parties and Civil Society Originations in Yangon. The STEP-Democracy consortium opened the […]

International Democracy Day 2017

International Democracy Day 2017

“Democracy and Conflict” is the theme of this year’s International Democracy Day, and as the UN Secretary General has stated in his message ahead of the day: “The International Day of Democracy is an opportunity to recommit to a world defined by values enshrined in the United Nations Charter: peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance […]

Myanmar: DIPD supports parties’ social policy development efforts

Myanmar: DIPD supports parties’ social policy development efforts

How can parties develop policies to address drug abuse in Myanmar? What kinds of approaches can parties take to multicultural and appropriate education policies? These questions were some of those addressed last week, when DIPD supported the political parties of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) to discuss different policy principles for consideration in […]

Stort fremskridt for Swazilands demokratibevægelse

Stort fremskridt for Swazilands demokratibevægelse

Skrevet af Lise Thorsen, medlem af Socialdemokratiets internationale udvalg. Afrikas sidste enevældige kongedømme, Swaziland, har taget et afgørende skridt mod mere demokrati. Partiet SWADEPA (Swazi Democratic Party) afholdte sin første kongres nogensinde den 25. – 26. august i Manzini, Swaziland. Det er første gang siden 1973 at en partipolitisk kongres er blevet afholdt i landet. […]

Collaboration During Crisis in Nepal

Collaboration During Crisis in Nepal

The recent monsoon has caused a massive flooding in Nepal particularly in the southern belt known as the Tarai where most of Nepal’s population dwell. This disaster has reportedly affected nearly six million people jeopardizing their fundamental human security. The Steering Committee members of Joint Mechanism for Political Party Strengthening (JOMPOPS), DIPD’s local partner in […]