Updates


Lao Civil Society Actors Exposure Visit to Myanmar

In collaboration with CORD, AFSC and SEM Laos this Dialogue and Exchange Program event brought together 16 civil society leaders from Lao PDR to travel together to Myanmar to learn from the Myanmar experience of civil society building in a restrictive political environment. The seven-day visit was a chance to build relationships among participants and begin a discussion on how to build civil society in Laos.

 

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Voices from the Ground: Concerns over the Dawei Special Economic Zone and Related Projects

This report, published by Dawei Development Association in collaboration with SEM, Paung Ku, TERRA, EARTH, Mekong Watch, Earth Rights International (ERI), and numerous individuals, examines the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) project in Southern Myanmar, which, if realized, would be one of the largest petrochemical industrial estates in South East Asia. It presents the results of a quantitative and qualitative study, aimed at understanding the process by which the DSEZ project has unfolded, and the extent to which the rights of the local people are being protected and respected by the relevant States and corporations in the implementation of the project.

Voices from the Ground

Watch the video here.

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Youth Peacebuilding in Myanmar

As part of SEM’s peacebuilding efforts in Myanmar,we have begun to engage with Buddhist youth across the country, also as a strategy to bring peace building approaches to Buddhist communities, and to heighten their awareness of conflict occurring in ethnic and faith minority communities around the country.

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Finding the Way Forward: Communal Violence in Myanmar

As part of SEM’s efforts towards peacebuilding in Myanmar, we invited a diverse group of participants from Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Hindu faiths and various civil society organisations, to attend the biennial conference of our sister organisation, the International Network of Engaged Buddhists.
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SNF Annual Report 2012

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CPME wins 7Day News ‘Social Hero Award’

 

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?7 Day News honored the SOCIAL HERO AWARD to the Center for Promotion of Monastic Education (CPME)and Socially Engaged Monastic Schools (SEMS) which were founded by Venerable U Nayaka (Phaung Daw Oo)?and Ko Tar ( SEMS,) to enhance the capacity of the monastic school teachers in teaching and learning for Education.

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In Dawei, activists and residents find their voice

 

See Myanmar Times article for coverage of SEM’s Myanmar programme activities for networking, campaigning and advocacy
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CPME Education Seminar and Fair – 8-9 December 2012

 

Mandalay, Myanmar

in collaboration with CPME and SEM

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