Women lining up for democracy

Women lining up for democracy

In anticipation of the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March the political parties, participating in the multiparty dialogue in Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan, expressed firm determination to bring more women to the forefront to take political responsibilities. Maran Ja Seng Hkawn, MP from Kachin Myanmar (KDSP), is eager to share experiences with […]

Issue-based? The issue is Kenya

Issue-based? The issue is Kenya

By Sara Rønning-Bæk, board member Danish Liberal Democracy Programme A small delegation from the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLDP) recently returned from a visit to Center for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) – Kenya.  During the visit the partners focused on the important issue of how to develop and practice issue-based politics.   For the past six years, […]

Managing Myanmar’s natural resources

Managing Myanmar’s natural resources

Beginning 31 Januar, DIPD and the Natural Resource Governance Institute organised a two-day dialogue on federalism and natural resource management. Here 21 political parties from Mandalay region and Shan State convened to share views and policy options. With the resumption of dialogue on the peace process, political parties are responsible for contributing to the development of […]

Including women in Myanmar’s peace process

Including women in Myanmar’s peace process

On 2-3 February, DIPD and UNWomen held a two-day forum on women in Myanmar’s peace process. The forum saw representatives from 12 parties convene to increase awareness on issues facing women in conflict situations and to enhance women’s inclusion in the ongoing peace process. Myanmar’s efforts toward peace, despite some setbacks, remain a beacon of […]

Promoting leadership of women at local level

Promoting leadership of women at local level

JOMPOPS has started a new partnership with the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) to promote leadership of women at local level with technical support from DIPD and the Governance Facility. On 30 and 31 January 2017, a preparatory orientation programme for the local level training of women political leaders was held in Kathmandu essentially to […]

DPNS and SNLD join forces to develop peace policy

DPNS and SNLD join forces to develop peace policy

As part of the Danish Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) partnership with the regional network SocDem Asia, a three day seminar and workshop session on policy-making was held in Yangon, Myanmar, from January 18-20, 2017. This article is written by Iben Merrild, International Consultant at the Danish Social Democratic Party, as a report on their ongoing […]

DIPD supports parties to prepare for by-elections

DIPD supports parties to prepare for by-elections

Myanmar’s first by-elections since the 2015 general elections will take place on 1 April. These by-elections, which will involve over 2 million voters, represent an important test of Myanmar’s democratic processes under its new government. To support parties’ participation in the by-elections, DIPD, together with its partner International IDEA, organised a training session on 19 January […]

Nepali leaders look to Denmark ahead of local elections

Nepali leaders look to Denmark ahead of local elections

With the 2017 Local Elections approaching, leaders of JOMPOPS member UML seek inspiration in the Danish experiences with political parties at local level. Thirteen kilometres outside Janakpur city – one of the cultural, administrative and political hubs of Nepal’s southern plains – local-level leaders of Nepal Communist Party-Unified Marxists-Leninists (popularly known as UML) gathered on […]