Myanmar Parliamentary Internship Program

Myanmar Parliamentary Internship Program

In a country where opportunities for youth participation in politics have only become available recently, DIPD focuses on enhancing youth participation in politics. To this end, DIPD recently launched its Myanmar Parliamentary Internship Program (MPIP). It is the very first internship program through which young people can work as interns for the Members of Parliament […]

Democratizing municipal elections in Myanmar

Democratizing municipal elections in Myanmar

As democratic space has grown in Myanmar, introducing greater democracy in municipal and local elections can provide an opportunity to improve local governance and enhance citizen participation. To support the development of democratic local governance, DIPD has, together with its partners Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and International IDEA, provided a range of support to efforts […]

Delegation of Social Democrats visits Myanmar

Delegation of Social Democrats visits Myanmar

A delegation from the Social Democratic Party of Denmark visited Myanmar from 25th-29th June 2018 in order to share knowledge and explore strategies for recruiting more women in the party and candidate selection process, as part of DIPD’s Women in Politics Programme in Myanmar. The delegation also addressed networking and advocating to increase women’s voices. […]

Democracy is so much more than elections

Democracy is so much more than elections

Venstre, the Liberal Party of Denmark is contributing to the youth component of the DIPD multi-party democracy project in Myanmar. In April 2018 two resource persons from Venstre went to Myanmar. By Ulrikka Brændgaard Nissen, resource person from the Liberal Party of Denmark (Venstre) Democracy is the base on which Denmark is built. We practice […]

Municipal Elections in Yangon, Myanmar: A Democratic First?

Municipal Elections in Yangon, Myanmar: A Democratic First?

Myanmar’s 2015 general elections set a high standard for democratic elections in a country emerging from military rule. With a recent proposal for amendment of the municipal law currently under discussion in the Yangon Regional Parliament, Yangon will now have the opportunity to be the first city in Myanmar to hold municipal elections under universal […]

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 […]