Eleventh Workshop of the “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar 2019-2020” Program: 2020 Burmese General Election Survey Research Program Remote Workshop "Case Studies Workshop”
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 eleventh workshop of the 2019-2020 program, “Promoting Civil Society Engagement in Myanmar’s Electoral Democracy,” was held online on January 12th 2021.
In the eleventh workshop, discussions based on partner organizations’ raw data and preliminary findings took place. Before students had the chance to participate in discussions, they finished the online/offline survey safely in the midst of the COVID-19 and analyzed the data to retrieve some meaningful preliminary findings. Then, the students were engaged in this workshop with professor Bae at Gyeongsang National University and senior research fellow Dr. Jeong at Hankook Research to share thoughts and questions of writing a research report out of the raw data and preliminary findings.
Due to COVID-19, EAI has replaced the eleventh Yangon workshop which was scheduled in second half of 2020 to an online platform with remote workshop sessions. Till January 2021, EAI plans to hold further workshops on civil society engagement in electoral democracy in light of Myanmar’s November 2020 general. The “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar” program has been supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) since 2015.
Jin Seok Bae, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Gyeongsang National University
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