Eighth Workshop of the “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar 2019-2020” Program: Democracy and the Civil Society Engagement via Social Survey (4)
EAI has provided ongoing research and institutional assistance to the strengthening of civil society organizations and democracy promotion through the “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar” program since 2015. The eighth workshop of the 2019-2020 program, “Promoting Civil Society Engagement in Myanmar’s Electoral Democracy,” was held online on July 11th in 2020.
In the eighth workshop, discussions based on online Statistics lectures took place. Before students had the chance to participate in discussions, they acquired theoretical knowledge by listening to the first online lectures on “Democracy and Civil Society Engagement via Social Survey” and discussed ways of developing social research papers related to democracy by reading existing reports produced in Myanmar. Then, the students were engaged in this workshop with Senior Research Fellow Jeong Han-Wool at Hankook Research to examine the legitimacy and Myanmar’s democratic consolidation and discuss ways to take democracy in Myanmar to the next step by practicing statistical questions with SPSS.
Due to COVID-19, EAI has replaced the eighth Yangon workshop which was scheduled in late April to an online platform with remote lectures and discussion sessions. EAI plans to hold further lectures on civil society engagement in electoral democracy in light of Myanmar’s November 2020 general elections. The “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar” program has been supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) since 2015.
Jeong, Han-Wool, Senior Research Fellow at Hankook Research
Juhyun Jun, Research Associate at EAI
Sandhi Governance Institute
Yangon School of Political Science
Yone Kyi Yar Knowledge Propagation Society
Naushawng Development Institute