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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.

Environmental Governance

Documentary about the mega dams on the Thanlwin. 

Jade-Stone
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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.

Panel discussion

In March 2014 a conference was held to show the outcome of the capacity building program on Participatory and Indigenous Natural Resource Management.

Political Culture

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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
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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.

A member of parliament from ethnic party and NLD party members are attending to the lower house parliament in Naypyitaw on 2nd Day of parliament
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Myanmar has a decades-long history of brutal ethnic conflicts. In view of this the party of democratic struggle did unexpectedly well in last year’s election.

Aung San Suu Kyi in car
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On November 8, Myanmar votes for a new parliament. What do the parties stand for and what can they change? An interview with Sui Khar, Joint Secretary-General of the Chin National Front.

men on bikes
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Myanmar prepares for the second nation-wide poll in 25 years. The elections in November 2015 promise to be a watershed for the country’s democratisation.

Lady with flag
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Myanmar and its power elites do not have experience with electoral politics. That makes Myanmar’s elections exciting, and at the same time risky.

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. For the year 2016, we can offer one internship starting from July. 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.