The Plastic Atlas has the hard facts, data and figures to prove that the story of plastic that industry is telling us is a myth. We need urgent and drastic reductions in plastic production and consumption and regulation at the local, national and global level that tackle plastic pollution at the source. HBS provides articles in both Burmese and English language on its webpage.
HBS Yangon is offering a full scholarship for postgraduate-level studies in the Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) program in the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (www.maids-chula.org).
We are inviting qualified candidates from Myanmar to apply for this postgraduate scholarship. We wish to specifically encourage applications by candidates working in, or planning to do their dissertation research, on one of the following thematic areas that stand at the heart of our own work in Myanmar:
“Ecology”: Sustainable use and governance of natural resources in Myanmar; energy policy, with a focus on renewable energies; socio-ecological impacts of large-scale investment projects
“Democracy”: Freedom and responsibility in the digital world (“digital rights”); non-discrimination and inclusion of ethnic, religious or sexual minorities.
Further details on program application can be found here: https://www.maids-chula.org/applications-2021. Interested applicants must indicate their interest to be considered for the HBS Postgraduate Scholarship in their statement of purpose summited to the MAIDS program.
The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s office is monitoring air quality in Yangon and publishing real time data by using airveda device. Air quality measurements will serve as an indicator for us to know how safe the air we are breathing. Click here for details, past data and more background.
Photo Story: We are the Champions
Disabled athletes form a particularly marginal group among sports enthusiasts in the country. But they work hard and some of them have been remarkably successful in international sports competitions, especially the ASEAN Para Games. This photo story tells of their lives in training. The photos were taken by a photojournalist, Pho Thar. The images were taken at various times between 2017 and 2019 at the training facility of the Myanmar Paralympic Sports Federation in North Dagon Township, Yangon, which houses about 150 athletes. Perspectives Asia is a publication series jointly by the offices of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Asia. This issue examines the intersections of sports and politics. We look at how, through sports, identities are shaped, myths and heroes are born, and unconventional truths are buried. To observe more images, please click on the picture on the right side.
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Dossier: The Dangers of Coal
Coal is one of the most polluting forms of energy production - dangerous for the environment, for health, and for the climate and thus the planet as a whole. Still, in Myanmar, the use of coal continues and is even envisaged to expand, for power production as well as for industrial process heat. This dossier presents two documentary videos that look at the current usage of coal in Myanmar and in Thailand, respectively, and at the plans to expand coal use for power production and industry purposes. It also includes an article that shows how plans for coal power plants in Myanmar have emerged and changed over time, not least as a result of popular resistance against coal.