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.
News articles and updates on NIMD’s activities and developments.
ProDemos, Humanity House, The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and several other organizations in The Hague team up to organize the Night of the Dictatorships on 12 September 2014.
During the event we take a closer look at dictatorships all over the world, with activities such as debates, film screenings and lectures by international experts. NIMD organizes The Great Dictatorship Debate.
On Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 of July, the second part of the Academy of Women Parliamentarians took place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. For two days, the deputies addressed key issues such as the role of Congress in adopting gender-sensitive public budgets; building interparty gender agendas, and how to give effective political speeches in the media.
Beyond Your World is a journalism training programme offered by Lokaalmondiaal. The training programme gives six young journalists the opportunity to experience the world of foreign correspondence and sheds light on democratic processes and elections worldwide. What are the hot topics and social issues in these countries? What is the state of the democracy in these countries and how did it develop?
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.
Conclusions and recommendations roundtable 8 May, 2014: Challenges and opportunities for future Dutch-Latin American relations
On 8 May 2014 NIMD and the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) jointly organized a symposium on the evaluation report of the Inspectie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking en Beleidsevaluatie (IOB). The IOB is the evaluation bureau of The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs which evaluates the implementation and impact of the development cooperation policy of The Netherlands.