• Laying the Foundation for a Governance Structure of Inle Lake Jun 13, 2014

    “Everyone wants to make use of the lake, but nobody wants to take care of it” is a statement that may be true for many lakes in the world. But for communities living in and around the Inle Lake in Myanmar’s Shan State as well as national and state government, there is a strong commitment to put in place a proper lake management system that would ensure that the beautiful lake is preserved for future generations.

  • Sharing Knowledge on Lake Management Practices Jun 6, 2014

    Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar and is a major tourist attraction renowned for its floating gardens, traditional leg-rowed boats and weaving industry. It is home to a number of endemic species of birds and fish. It is also the traditional home of the Innthar community as well as populations of Shan, Barma and other ethnic groups. To achieve a long term sustainability of the lake, an effective management and co-ordination mechanism is required.

  • Journalists Trained to Support Local Democracy May 28, 2014

    Hakha - The media plays a vital role in society and helps to link citizens and government. It should be given all the support to do its work. This was the key message from H.E. Nang Za Mung, the Chin State Minister of Finance during the Chin Journalists Network training organized in Hakha and attended by 45 Journalists from across Chin.

  • Myanmar Law Lecturers Strengthen Legal Skills May 21, 2014

    Fifty law lecturers from across Myanmar have returned to their universities with more practical skills and richer knowledge about developing curriculum that helps extend the reach of legal services to communities.

  • A Village in Motion May 7, 2014

    Shan State - Kun Nar village is found on a dusty track off the main road in Hopong Township in Southern Shan. This ethnically Shan village is located in the Pa-O self-administered region and surrounded by ethnically Pa-O villages. It’s also playing host to a fair number of landless families from Central Myanmar that settled in the outskirts of the village a few years earlier. That’s two reasons why Kun Nar stands out from other villages in the area.

  • N-Peace Awards 2014 Apr 3, 2014

    Yangon - The N-Peace Awards shine a light on the tireless and often unrecognized efforts of both women and men who work with communities across Asia to achieve lasting peace. In its fourth year, N-Peace is excited to announce that Myanmar is joining the N-Peace Awards for the first time! Four new categories in the 2014 N-Peace Awards have also been announced.

  • Local Governance Mapping in Chin Mar 26, 2014

    Hakha - Long, winding narrow roads take travelers to Hakha, the major urban centre in the Chin State, situated to the North West of Myanmar. Counted amongst one of the most impoverished regions in the country, Chin presents mountainous terrain, where people mainly depend on subsistence agriculture for a living.

  • Helping Public Administration Reform Mar 14, 2014

    Yangon – An eight-week management training course for senior-level government officials was organized for the second time in Myanmar as part of the country’s efforts to strengthen leadership in public administration reforms. The training organized by the Union Civil Service Board will conclude by the end of March.

  • Myanmar Learns Peacebuilding Efforts Mar 12, 2014

    Myanmar - A delegation of senior government officials recently visited Indonesia to learn from its experience with social cohesion and social conflict management.

  • Law Making for Parliamentarians Feb 28, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw - Forty Parliamentarians took part in a 3-day intensive training on responsibilities in regard to their function and role as parliamentarians. The training was organized by Mr. Charles Chauvel, Head of the UNDP Global Parliamentary Support Programme, and former Member of Parliament (MP) from New Zealand.

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