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Knowledge forum in Myanmar promotes research for sustained reform

July 3, 2019
More than 100 individuals from 30 institutions are attending the Knowledge Forum in Yangon, Myanmar, from July 4-12, 2019.
Think Tank Initiative Moses C. Tehlo, research director of the Centre for Development and Ethnic Studies, in Myanmar, presenting research results at the Think Tank Exchange in Bangkok in November 2018.

Organized by the Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar (K4DM) program, the forum brings together people from universities, think tanks, institutes, and civil society organizations to learn from each other’s work on social and economic issues and to facilitate  democratic transition in the country.

Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar promotes diverse, informed, and engaged public participation that is essential to effective and sustained reform. The following themes are on the agenda for public meetings :

There will be sessions reserved for program grantees and partners, including training on fundraising, research ethics, gender equality in research, and communications.

On July 10, a veritable marketplace will allow participants to exchange information on their research activities, programs, and policies for social and economic transformation in Myanmar and to identify potential collaborations and partnerships.