JOMPOPS – An Extended Political Family

JOMPOPS – An Extended Political Family

This week DIPD’s country representative in Nepal, Shrishti Rana, is visiting the secretariat in Copenhagen. On the agenda for her Copenhagen-visit is, among others, exploring the possibility of future engagements of Danish political parties in Nepal. To kick-start the process Ms. Rana met with representatives from the Danish Socialist People’s Party, the Alternative Party and […]

Democracy celebrated at 7th People’s Meeting

Democracy celebrated at 7th People’s Meeting

For the 7th consecutive year, the island of Bornholm welcomed more than 25.000 daily visitors to Denmark’s biggest political festival. As always, DIPD participated in celebrating Danish democracy. Each year, political parties, journalists, NGO’s and hundreds of other organisations gather in the small coastal town Allinge on the island of Bornholm to engage in four […]

Annual Report 2016 – Parties must involve Youth

Annual Report 2016 – Parties must involve Youth

The DIPD Annual Report 2016 – Parties must involve Youth is now available for download. The 2016 Annual Report reflects how DIPD has continued to grow in its capacity to make a difference, while at the same time accepting that we are right now working in a very difficult global environment, where support for democracy is under […]

Informal Gathering of JOMPOPS Members

Informal Gathering of JOMPOPS Members

As the second phase of the local elections in Nepal has been scheduled for June 28, Steering Committee members of JOMPOPS are staying outside Kathmandu, preparing for the elections at local level. It has thus not been possible to organize a formal SC meeting of JOMPOPS, which on June 11, led the chair to hold […]

Training Newly Elected “City Mothers” in Nepal

Training Newly Elected “City Mothers” in Nepal

On May 14, Nepal conducted the first-phase of the country’s local elections, following a gap of nearly 20 years.  Women have been elected in significant numbers and the Steering Committee members of the multiparty JOMPOPS platform, DIPD’s partner in Nepal, are now taking initiatives to support the newly elected women with necessary training to ensure […]

Fostering issue based political dialogue in Kenya

Fostering issue based political dialogue in Kenya

Kenya will have its general elections in August 2017, where the people of Kenya from the country and in the diaspora will vote to decide the next political leaders for 5 years. This is presented as a once in a lifetime opportunity for a project that will foster issue based political dialogue in the country […]

Positive Results on Empowering Women in Politics at Local Level

Positive Results on Empowering Women in Politics at Local Level

In the run-up to the local elections in Nepal, DIPD has supported training of potential female candidates. The training has been implemented by the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) in partnership with the Joint Mechanism for Political Party Strengthening (JOMPOPS). Many of these women succeeded in being selected as candidates and some of them got […]

Policy Advocacy and Budget Monitoring in Myanmar

Policy Advocacy and Budget Monitoring in Myanmar

The Myanmar Multiparty Democracy Programme (MMDP) conducted a two days capacity building session on “Policy Advocacy and Budget Monitoring’ for the political party youth in Kachin State on 3-4 May. The event supported political party youth to understand how to advocate on Myanmar’s National Youth Policy, raising awareness on budget processes at regional and state […]

Reporting on Peace and Conflict in Kachin

Reporting on Peace and Conflict in Kachin

Is there press freedom under the new government? Are the media and political parties able to channel the voices of citizens living in conflict situations? These questions are very crucial for the media and parties wrestling with such challenges in Myanmar today. To understand these questions, and to promote dialogue between parties and the media […]