Institute for Political and Civic Engagement in Myanmar

Country: Myanmar    |   Duration: September 2012 to September 2017    |   Funder: U.S. Department of State    |   Contact:  valery.nadjibe@worldlearning.org LEARN MORE

Program Description

The Institute for Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) works with Myanmar's emerging leaders to promote fundamental democratic principles and encourage the civic engagement vital to representative and accountable governance.

iPACE participants represent all states and divisions throughout Myanmar as well as its major religious and ethnic groups. They unite for intensive civic education activities – such as thematic courses, mobile clinics, and networking and advocacy events – at the American Center in Yangon and the Jefferson Center in Mandalay. Alumni and the public are also invited to workshops and networking activities.

To date, iPACE has trained around 2,000 participants from various political parties and civil society organizations, including: Non-governmental organizations | Community-based organizations (CBOs) | Labor unions | Political prisoner societies | Peace advocacy groups | Women's empowerment groups | Disability rights groups | Student unions.

Activism is a good thing, but to actually participate in the political process, one must go a step further and equip themselves. iPACE did that for me.

MANDALAY, YOUTH POLICY ACTIVIST


WHAT WE DO

  • Design and implement intensive courses on democratic principles and civic engagement  
  • Strengthen capacity of local democracy advocates and civic leaders
  • Strengthen networks among local activists

 

iPACE

 

American Center

 

iPACE COURSE OFFERINGS 2017

Our educational curriculum is developed by international and local subject matter experts who are leaders in their fields. Course themes include: political transitions, democratic foundation, political engagement, federalism, transparency, peace advocacy, leadership for change, organizational development, civic engagement, and many more.

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iPACE BY THE NUMBERS


A GROWING NETWORK OF LEADERS:

2,000+ Alumni | 18-72 Age Range | 56% Male | 44% Female | 28 Ethnicities


PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

754 Civil Society Organizations | 47 Political Candidates | 39 Political Parties | 10 Labor Unions

 

 

The iPACE program is made possible through a generous grant from the United States Embassy in Rangoon, Myanmar.

World Learning Myanamar
No. 14 Taw Win Road, Dagon Township
Yangon, Myanmar
Phone +951 223 106 ext. 301 | ipace@worldlearning.org | www.facebook.com/ipace.myanmar

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