Congratulations to the Graduates of the 12th Myanmar School of Politics

The Myanmar School of Politics (MySoP) is proud to announce the completion of its 12th intensive political training course in Shan State (South), Myanmar.

With the training held for the second time in Shan State, 28 state level senior politicians from 14 political parties, along with one official from Election Sub Commission, graduated from MySoP.

During the ceremony, Wouter Jurgens, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Myanmar; Tin Oo, Advocate General of Shan State; and Mr. Htin Kyaw, Chair of Election Sub-Commission (Shan State) gave speeches.

Myanmar School of Politics 2018

Reflecting on the experience of participating in the MySoP Core Course in Shan State (South), Mr. Jurgens noted in his speech, “When I see this group (of graduates from MySoP core course) I can only be optimistic. You are politicians who know what your voters want. And you also know how to work together in order to make policies that create progress and a better future for Myanmar…I am really happy to be here today to congratulate you as a new generation of bridge builders and I am happy to celebrate together with you.”

Working across party lines, the graduates studied topics such as political theory, gender in politics, election rules and regulations, party programme planning, how to operate as a state level politicians. The participants also carried out a country comparison with Indonesia.

Trainers from Myanmar, the Netherlands and Indonesia conducted the 17-day course from 24 July to 9 August 2018 in Nyaung Shwe township, Shan State, Myanmar.

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