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This article appeared in the ScandAsia on May 6, 2015.

Denmark-financed, UNICEF-supported Local Social Plan starts in Chin State, Myanmar

By Joakim Persson

As a first in Myanmar, the Chin State Administration revealed today its Local Social Plan to benefit children and women, supplementing the State’s Comprehensive 5-year Development Plan 2016-21.

RANGOON — Women and children in Chin State will benefit from a first of its kind five-year social welfare initiative implemented by the regional government in partnership with the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) and the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID).

May 5, 2015 - In a forum, in Yangon, the Chin State government presented a state-level social sector and economic development update to an audience of international donors and development partners.

March 26, 2015

With the aim of supporting responsible tourism policies and programs in Myanmar, MIID welcomes the signing of its Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on March 26, 2015. In attendance at the signing was Union Minister U Htay Aung, MIID Executive Director, Mr. Joern Kristensen and MIID Executive Assistant, Daw Hnin Nwe Win.

February 24, 2015

On the invitation of the UNDP, MIID’s Executive Director presented the Chin State Comprehensive Development Plan including Local Social Plan at the Myanmar Good Governance Forum in Napyitaw.

The presentation was part of a Breakout Group discussing “Development Planning and Participation” during the parallel sessions on the state of local governance in Myanmar.

Union Day – February 12 – has been set as the new deadline for the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement. The most challenging part is walking the last mile, so it may be timely to revisit history.

It is not so that “it all began with Ne Win”, as one foreign expert recently asserted. General Ne Win’s contribution is the dominant role of the military since 1962, and the way this has influenced people’s minds.

This article appeared in Mizzima News on October 23, 2014

Strategies for saving a national scenic treasure

Early each morning in Nyaung Shwe, the main hub for tourists visiting Inle Lake, the jetty resonates with the putt-putt sound from the engines of dozens of long-tail boats waiting to take visitors for a trip on one of the country’s most popular destinations.

This article appeared in Mizzima News on August 14, 2014

A Helping Hand for the People of the Hills