NIMD and Demo Finland renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) – a formal agreement outlining the terms and details of their collaboration – with the Union Election Commission (UEC) of Myanmar on 26 September in the national Finnish Parliament in Helsinki.
The occassion signified the continuation of the fruitful partnership which started in 2015, under which NIMD and Demo Finland run the Myanmar School of Politics (MySoP) programme. MySoP works with election commission officials and leading politicians of over 30 political parties in Myanmar’s eastern most 5 states and region. By means of training retreats and dialogue programmes, MySoP exchanges the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to be effective politicians, a key ingredient to help Myanmar’s nascent multiparty democracy succeed.
With the renewed MoU, NIMD and Demo Finland are looking forward to working with the UEC of Myanmar during the leadup to Myanmar’s 2020 national parliamentary elections, and beyond.