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  • Thirst for Knowledge Propels Girl to Join Village Development Group Oct 11, 2016

    Aye Palay Moe was devastated when she had to drop out of school at the age of 16. She had high hopes of studying at a university and bringing knowledge back to her village known as Aung, located in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Region.

  • Rural Women Get Tech Savvy Sep 19, 2016

    More than a hundred rural women in Myanmar divided across two locations - Mindat, Chin State and Myitkyina, Kachin State - learnt about mobile phone technology today using role plays on the internet and lively question and answer sessions.

  • The Union Attorney General Visits the Yangon Rule of Law Centre and Reaffirms Cooperation Jun 24, 2016

    The Union Attorney General H.E. U Tun Tun Oo visited the Yangon Rule of Law Centre today where he met with staff and graduates from the rule of law courses and observed an ongoing ‘training of trainers’ course.

  • Supporting community energy needs through simple technologies Jun 14, 2016

    “Now we do not need to worry about lighting. I am happy that my students have sufficient light to do their homework.”

  • Exploring Access to Justice and Informal Justice Systems in Myanmar Jun 9, 2016

    Seventy-four year old Myitkyina resident Ban Li Hawng Day has a lifetime of experience with Kachin traditions and customary practices. While the quiet man claims that he is not well-educated, he is highly respected by his peers and his community, and has been elected to the central committee of the Kachin Literature and Cultural Association. The Association promotes Kachin culture, language and dance and plays a role in helping people settle disputes through its judicial committee, of which Ban Li Hawng Day is the chairperson.

  • Transforming relationships, building peace Mar 22, 2016

    While a national ceasefire agreement was signed last year between the Government of Myanmar and key Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs), and the country held its first free elections, government officials, EAOs and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at the local level continue to serve in places torn apart by conflict and where trust, of them and between them, is low.

  • Female Community Leaders Meet Swedish Development Head Mar 15, 2016

    A local level female leader was very proud to share her experience of being a ward administrator with a visiting head of a foreign development agency.

  • Women Local Administrators Inspire Rural Women’s Network to Take on Bigger Leadership Roles Dec 11, 2015

    Aim for the sky, preserver and you will succeed, that is the message from Myanmar’s female local administrators to aspiring women to become community leaders.

  • Authority Formed to Improve Governance of Inle Lake Nov 30, 2015

    As global leaders started their meeting in Paris to commit to a new global climate agreement, in Myanmar, the Inle Lake Authority held its first meeting to discuss measures to put in place for the protection and promotion of the lake.

  • Social Cohesion Training Initiative Development Enters Final Phase Nov 19, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with an international NGO, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), is developing a training package for communities to strengthen local level social cohesion in 6 states in Myanmar – Chin, Kachin, Kayin, Kayah, Mon and Shan.

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