Following an in-depth needs assessment of eight think tanks performed in December 2017, a highly customized capacity development program will be created. This will include working directly with think tank executive directors and key staff to improve their capacity to engage in advocacy and fundraising, influence strategically during electoral periods, articulate gender considerations into policy analysis, and build other core competencies. The project started in September 2018 and will run until the November 2020 elections.

Lead Partner

Kivu International Ltd


Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS)
Gender Equality Network (GEN)
Yangon Heritage Trust
Parami Institute
Centre for Economic & Social Development (CESD)

Advancing Life & Regenerating the Motherland (ALARM)
Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID)
Myanmar Institute for Gender Studies (MIGS)
Centre for Diversity and Ethnic Studies (CDES)


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