Female candidates share experiences in Bhutan

Female candidates share experiences in Bhutan

At the Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW) Annual General Meeting in Thimphu, Bhutan, 183 women gathered to share their experiences of being women in politics. When Dendup Dema contested for Shongphu gewog’s mangmi position in Trashigang in 2011, she lost to her opponent by a single vote. In the 2016 local government elections, she […]

Seeking Broad Consensus Even With an Absolute Majority

Seeking Broad Consensus Even With an Absolute Majority

12 delegates from DIPD partners in Myanmar, Tanzania, Kenya, Swaziland and Kenya are in Denmark to share experiences and learn more about dialogue and conflict transformation. During their visit, the delegates visited the Mayor of Roskilde, Joy Mogensen. Joy Mogensen spoke about the very new situation that has arisen in that the Social Democratic party […]

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 […]