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The Government of Japan Provides Grant Assistance for the Displaced Persons Holding Center in Wieng Haeng, Chiang Mai Province

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18 February 2013
Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai

The Government of Japan Provides Grant Assistance for the Displaced Persons Holding Center in Wieng Haeng, Chiang Mai Province

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP), is providing funds amounting to 1,022,000 baht for a project entitled “The Project for Living Environment, Education and Vocational Skills in the Displaced Person Holding Center in Wiang Haeng District, Chiang Mai Province”. On 18 February 2013, Mr. Kazuo Shibata, Consul-General of Japan in Chiang Mai, and Mr. Sakchai Kunanuwatchaidetch, District Chief of Wiang Haeng District Office, Chiang Mai Province, jointly signed the funding contract at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai.


New TNI-BCN Burma report on Regional Investment (21 February 2013)

Burma has entered a pivotal stage in its political and economic development. The advent of a new quasi-civilian government has raised the prospect of fundamental reforms. This has sparked great investment interest among governments and the private sector in the region and beyond, to extract the country’s natural-resource wealth, and to develop large-scale infrastructure projects to establish strategic ‘corridors’ to connect Burma to the wider economic region. The country is touted as Asia’s “final frontier” for resources and investment and as Asia’s next “economic tiger”.

Press Release on Deciphering Myanmar's Peace Process and Website Launch

Press Release: Launch of book and website (Feb. 16, 2013, from 2-3:30 pm)

Deciphering Myanmar’s Peace Process: A Reference Guide

After decades of protracted civil war with the ethnic armed groups the new nominally civilian government has made serious initiatives towards establishing ceasefires with all of the various groups. Understanding the peace process is confusing to say the least. The conflicts in Myanmar is complicated not only by the large numbers of ethnic armed groups, each competing for their own regional and domestic interests, but also by the lack of transparency by all sides.

An invitation to a public forum "Crisis in Kachin State"

An invitation to a public forum

Public Forum "Crisis in Kachin State"

15 February, 2013 at 14.00-16.30 at Convention Room
Social Research Institute, Chiang Mai University

Announcement of CDSSEA Scholarships, Year 2013

Announcement of CDSSEA Scholarships, Year 2013

RE: Announcement of CDSSEA Scholarships for Applicants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand Wishing to do a Master’s Program in Development Studies at the Asian Institute of Technology, Chiang Mai University or Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, 2013

CONFIRMED Press Conference by Myanmar Deputy Labour Minister: Sat 9th Feb 2013 3pm, Myanmar Embassy

Dear colleagues:

Hope you are all well. Greetings from Naypyidaw.

The Labour Attache to Myanmar Embassy Bangkok, U Kyaw Kyaw Linn, asked to disseminate info on a 'Press Conference by the Myanmar Deputy Labour Minister U Myint Thein on Saturday 9th Feb 2013 3pm, Myanmar Embassy Bangkok.'

ADB President visits Myanmar

Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai (07.02.2013)

According to media news from Nay Pyi Taw, the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) reconfirms its commitment to Myanmar’s development, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said in a meeting with Myanmar President U Thein Sein on Thursday.

Community Solutions Program - Looking for Burmese Applicants

Dear Sir or Madam,

I’m happy to announce that the 2013-2014 Community Solutions Program has recently added Burma to its list of eligible countries for this year’s program. All qualified individuals from Burma who are interested in applying can submit an application between Friday, January 18 and Friday, February 15,, 2013.

Myanmar Young Leaders Fellowship

February 5, Deboer Family Foundation

Training Myanmar’s next generation leaders for long-term growth and success:

For 25 years, the DeBoer Family Foundation has been committed to the physical and community needs of Myanmar’s poorest citizens. DeBoer is now committing to Myanmar’s future success by starting a 12-month, non-residential fellowship for a select group of civil society leaders. Applicants will apply to participate in three five-day retreats, which will help them grow as heads of their organizations and as people of integrity. They’ll also become part of a lifelong network of Fellows, instructors, and Executives-in-Residence dedicated to personal growth, professional excellence, and a thriving Myanmar.

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