The objectives of the IDEA Burma/Myanmar programme are to:
Establish a shared vision on the need for a pluralistic democracy
among the various opposition groupings.
Create an environment for a better understanding of future options
for human security and stability in Burma/Myanmar.
Burmese edition of the Handbook on Democracy and Deep-rooted Conflict.
The Role of State Constitutions in Protecting Minority Rights under
Federalism: Dialogues in Support of a Democratic Transition in Burma
Report: Shaping Civil-Military Relations in Burma: Learning
Lessons from ASEAN
31 July, 2002 - 2 August, 2002 Jakarta, Indonesia
5 – 6 August, 2002, Bangkok, Thailand
and Peace Building
Workshops on The Role for Burmese Women in Developing Peace Building
May 16-17 2002 New Delhi, India
May 19 – 21, 2002 Chiangmai Thailand
a Political Settlement in South Africa: Are there lessons for Burma?
Report from a series of workshops convened by International IDEA
to strengthen the prospects for a successful negotiated settlement
Full text (Acrobat
to Democratization in Burma - Perspectives on multilateral and bilateral
Report looking at Burma/Myanmar's relations with
neighbouring states and other governments, and the policies and
measures adopted by the international community that may strengthen
or reduce the prospects of democratization in Burma/Myanmar.
International IDEA has provided support for the National Reconciliation
Programme by organizing workshops, bringing in South African facilitators
to talk to ethnic nationalities on how to negotiate in the context of
deep-rooted conflict, as well as in seemingly intransigent situations.
In 2001, International IDEA published a report titled 'Negotiating
a Political Settlement in South Africa: Are there Lessons for Burma?'
The report was compiled from workshops held in Chiang Mai, Thailand and
in New Delhi, India in April 2000. The report has been translated into
In December 2001, International IDEA supported the participation of
two key Burmese women activists at a regional forum in the Philippines
to train them on issues relating to legislative oversight.
In 2002, International IDEA organized a series of workshops to support
national reconciliation among ethnic groups, aiming at developing their
capacities to design constitutional framework, and supported women’s
political participation in the National Reconciliation Programme.
Organized two seminars on the Role for Burmese women in developing
Peace Building Strategies with the Women’s League of Burma in
Sponsored the participation of two Burmese activists to attend an
international conference on Women in Peace Building in Colombo Sri
Lanka in May 2002
Organised with the National Reconciliation Program two workshops
on The Role of State Constitutions in the Protection of Minority Rights
Under Federalism in November 2002
Supported Dialogues on Civil Military Relations in July / August
2002 drawing experiences of Thailand and Indonesia.
IDEA will continue dialogues with the democratic opposition in exile
in the fields of political transition, civil-military dialogue, constitutional
and electoral options, and women’s political participation.
This programme will also undertake initiatives to involve members of the
regime in regional dialogues that support the wave of governance reform
at the national and local level in South East Asia.
For further information, contact:
Sakuntala Kadirgamar-Rajasingham, Senior Executive