Environmental Governance

Documentary about the mega dams on the Thanlwin. 


Much of Myanmar’s natural resource wealth is located in ethnic areas. There are deep-rooted ethnic grievances, many of which related to the – justified – claim that past military governments have plundered what is perceived as the minorities’ own resources.

Call for Application

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) Myanmar Office invites qualified candidates living and working in Myanmar to apply for its Scholarship Program for Master of Arts Programs at selected partner Universities in Thailand.

February 13 and 14 marked the Global Divestment Day. The movement calls to take money away from fossil fuel companies. hbs supported accompanying events across the region.

The Salween-Thanlwin-Nu Studies Group (STN) organized a conference on “State of Knowledge: Environmental Change, Livelihoods and Development” in Nov. 2014.

Political Culture

The 'International Conference on India-Myanmar Relations: Federalism at Work' is taking place from the the 18-19 October 2016 in Yangon .



State repression against non-governmental organizations is increasing globally. In this interview, Barbara Unmüßig calls for a reconceptualisation of solidarity with civil society and puts the issue of shrinking and closing spaces at the very top of the political agenda.

Protest against the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Barbara Unmüßig correlates the Olympics with Brazil’s institutional, political and economic crisis. Did the organizers learn a lesson from the World Cup in 2014?


Governments around the world are taking draconian steps to suppress civil-society organizations, with measures ranging from restrictive laws and bureaucratic burdens to smear campaigns, censorship, and outright repression by intelligence agencies or police.


Win Myint, The Speaker of the Lower House, walking into parliament on 2nd February 2016 the 2nd day of lower house parliamentarian session in Naypyitaw. He is the first speaker from the National League for Democracy Party

Peace, federalism, development, and poverty - this is the interlinked "cluster", which has to be at the top of the NLD’s agenda. On Aung San Suu Kyi's political challenges in the coming years.

What we do

The Myanmar Program of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung seeks to contribute towards a democratic transition and an inclusive and sustainable development for the benefit of all people in Myanmar. The Myanmar program dates back to the early 2000s when the foundation decided to support civil society inside Myanmar by awarding scholarships to promising young students from all parts of Myanmar and advocating a pro-engagement approach. Moreover, with its artists exchange program the foundation enabled exchange between local artists and creative people from Myanmar as well as those from Southeast Asia and beyond.

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Contact Us

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Myanmar

No 45/A, Kan Lane 3
Kan Road, Kamayut Township
Yangon, Myanmar

Tel: (+95) 9 3168 5846
Email: info@mm.boell.org

Internship Opportunities

The Myanmar Office of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung has limited possibilities to offer internships for national and international students and interested young people. As an internal rule, we only offer internships for three months and more. We can offer some internship possibilities in 2017. Applicants should send us the following documents:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Short research proposal

hbs Myanmar wants all interns to follow a small research project related to our work in Myanmar. Therefore the research proposal is an important element in our decision, whom to offer an internship.

For any enquiries, please contact to info@mm.boell.org.