On 16 and 17 February 2015, the international expert conference ‘’Women: powerful agents for peace and security’’ took place in Amsterdam. The conference was organized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brought together civil society organizations, governments and academia from around the world. NIMD facilitated a workshop on women’s political participation.
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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.
In December 2014, Demo Finland and NIMD have launched the Myanmar School of Politics (MySoP) with the aim to support the democratic transformation in Myanmar. Democratic dialogue is still relatively rare in Myanmar where multiparty democracy was readopted only in 2011. MySoP is the first ever multiparty training programme in the country.
In 2012 NIMD, in close cooperation with Cordaid, was granted funding for a four-year programme to work on democratic dialogue for environmental security in Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala. In 2013, a first regional conference took place in Guatemala under the title “Environmental Governance and Conflicts: compared perspectives.” Later on, in November 2014, a second regional conference was organized in Bogota, entitled “Building linkages for environmental governance in Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador”.
This year the EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy has been reviewed by the European External Action Service (EEAS). The review is being done in close consultation with Civil and Political Society Organizations . As a Community of Practice in the sphere of democracy support, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) has contributed to this consultation by providing concrete written input.