This summer, two young Danish politicians, Maj from the Danish Socialdemocratic Youth and Morten from the Danish Liberal Youth, travelled to Kenya to raise awareness on youth in politics. In the following, they share their experiences. With high expectations and a bit of anxiety, we embarked a flight the 26th of June this year. The destination […]
A caucus of young party members in Kenya has vowed to support and influence their political parties to collaborate and peacefully resolve political conflicts arising from disputed elections outcome. Their resolve follows a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on March 9 during which they declared their intent to work together […]
In an independent review of more than 76 global programmes in support of youth, DIPD’s engagement in promoting youth in politics is considered promising practice that can inspire both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and other organisations. The Danish MFA undertook the review to inform the Ministry on how to optimize and operationalise Denmark’s new development […]
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, […]
Dear friends and partners of DIPD. Among many inspiring events during 2016, we would like to mention a few highlight: Danish youth politicians visited Myanmar; two regional Women in Politics seminars in Myanmar and Nepal; politicians from Danish municipalities conducted trainings in Kathmandu; party representatives from Palestine, Swaziland, Bhutan, Tanzania and Bolivia visited Denmark. However, […]
As DIPD continues its support to multiparty dialogue processes in Myanmar, it provides opportunities for sharing experiences in how multiparty dialogue can make a difference for countries undergoing political transitions. To this end, DIPD provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences between two of its partner countries, Kenya and Myanmar, through the visit of […]
DIPD is currently conducting a global independent evaluation of DIPDs work with thematic focus on Youth in Politics and including both multiparty and party projects for in-depth assessment. Photo: Evaluation visit in Palestine. The evaluation is a learning evaluation and will among other focus on how DIPD implements its strategy “ Ideas that inspire”, how […]
Postcards are not long and detailed, but they highlight the excitement you feel when experiencing something unusual and memorable. This year we asked all our partners to tell one brief story for the Annual Report, to get a sense of what they think has made a difference.
One aspect made a special impression on a delegation of high level politicians from Kenya and Zambia visiting Denmark in June 2015: Trust, trust and trust. The participants were also exposed to the Danish practice of bicycles, pig farming and not least election campaigning. Report by: DLDP programme manager Bent Nicolajsen
To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Denmark, DIPD and KVINFO are hosting an international conference on Women in Politics.