The school is an innovative multiparty programme of NIMD and Demo Finland, aimed at strengthening the democratic role of political parties in a multi-party setting and advance multi-party dialogue.Fifteen politicians from the Tanintharyi Region became the first graduates from the Myanmar School of Politics during a ceremony in Dawei on February 6.
Read the full article on the website of Mizzima, one of Myanmar’s newspapers.
The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy worked with International IDEA and the Clingendael Institute on the topic of ‘Protecting Politics’ in Latin America. The study focuses on the link between political actors and illicit networks in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.
President Thein Sein of Myanmar visited the Dutch Parliament on Monday 8 september. Dutch politicians had the opportunity to speak with the president about his democratic reform agenda. Dutch MP for the Labour Party Michiel Servaes wrote about the visit and the meeting with the president on his blog.
Ralph Sprenkels, NIMD’s programme manager for Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia, was interviewed by Belgian newspaper De Morgen. The article is about violent gangs in Central-America and the migration of the youth to the USA, in the hope for a non-violent life. You can read the full article (in Dutch) here.
Fabien Nsengimana of NIMD’s partner, the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP), was interviewed by Burundian newspaper Iwacu. The interview was about the event organized by the BLTP together with NIMD in Senegal from 26 to 29 of May on dialogue between majority and opposition.
On 31 March 2014 NIMD received Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza at its head office in The Hague. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen ties at an important time for Burundi, with presidential, parliamentary and local elections coming up in 2015.