Who we are

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung is the German Green Political Foundation. Affiliated to the "Alliance '90 / The Greens" political party represented in Germany's federal parliament and based in Berlin, it conducts and supports civic educational activities worldwide.


The Myanmar office 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 office 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. The office is currently working on two programs: Natural Resource Governance / Development and Political Culture. In the Natural Resource Governance Program HBS MM intends to improve the participation of local communities and civil society in decision-making processes around the exploitation of natural resources, large infrastructure projects and extractive industries. In particular Asian Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Official Development Assistance (ODA) by International Financial Institutions (IFIs) is being scrutinized in this respect. In the Political Culture program HBS Myanmar promotes the development of a democratic Myanmar that respects fundamental human rights. In a media component the program promotes freedom of expression and freedom of press. In a gender component the program promotes gender and LGBTI* rights.

Our Team

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Myanmar Office became a full-fledged country office in 2015. Our program 2015-17 is being developed and will form the basis of future hbs work in the country. The program seeks to contribute towards a democratic transition, natural resources governance, and an inclusive and sustainable development for the benefit of all people in Myanmar.

Heinrich Böll (1917-1985)

Heinrich Böll is one of the most important and best-known writers of the Federal Republic of Germany. "Bound by the times and my contemporaries, to what my generation has lived through, experienced, seen, and heard," as he himself wrote, he was the critical chronicler of Germany’s history at mid-century.

Contact Us

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Myanmar
No 45/A, Hlaing Myint Moh Lane 3
Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (+95) 9 3168 5846

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