Burma/Myanmar: Good Governance

Burma/Myanmar: Good Governance

Since the end of the military junta, independent civil society initiatives have been developing rapidly around the country. While the current civilian government maintains a considerable amount of control over the society, it has introduced a number of liberal reforms that has allowed for non-governmental organizations’ activities. 

Activities of these groups are fundamental for the country's shift towards democracy. Civil society is made up of groups and institutions that are independent of the state and represent the often marginalized voices of women, students, farmers, environmentalists and others. 

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Ongoing aid

Supporting Land Rights in Kachin

Supporting Land Rights in Kachin

PIN provides technical support for the designing and implementation of the land reform process and ensures that Kachin State civil society organizations participate in this process. PIN has completed an initial scoping work and now is providing technical assistance to formerly landless new smallholders and current smallholder, in areas of land governance.
PIN is currently developing an eLand application to provide legal land awareness to IDPs in Kachin State. The app will provide information on peoples' rights, administrative procedures and the necessary contacts to navigate Myanmar's land administration.
Strengthening civil society

Strengthening civil society

PIN supports community-based organizations and civil society activists in Myanmar to increase awareness about human rights within communities. In our most recent project, PIN aims at creating a space for the participation and mobilization of Myanmar´s civil society in policy dialogue as a pre-condition for a more equitable, open and democratic society. The project strengthens civil society organizations' capacities and knowledge through technical training, coordination and networking meetings. Moreover, by using the grants scheme, the CSOs were able to implement their own projects that focused on self-identified urgent needs in their communities.
Our CSO partners (women and youth groups, farmers´ unions, traders´ associations, etc.) enhance their participation and influence in the planning, implementation and review of policies at national and sub-national levels for more inclusive and just development in Myanmar. Through collective assessment workshops, CSOs identified the thematic focus of their work. Land rights and drug issues resulted to be the two major policy issues for the four regions/states for CSOs to work and cooperate on.

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