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Gov. Bill Richardson & RCGE Vice President meet with President Carter in Atlanta

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Governor Richardson met today with President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta, along with Carter Center CEO, Amb. Mary Ann Peters, Richardson Center Vice President, Mickey Bergman; and Brooke Lange. President Carter and Governor Richardson discussed current foreign affairs, and in particular Myanmar, Cuba, Africa, Middle East and North Korea — areas inRead the full article »

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Myanmar Women Training: Training Female Candidates Should Be Increased In Parliament

Monday, October 12, 2015

YANGON taz | It can already be seen from the outside that 28 women together titzen in the pink apartment in the center of Rangoon. Before the door is the current Schläppchen mode, chatter and laughter permeates out. But subject are no shoe trends, but tough policy. The women in the room are determined toRead the full article »

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“I understand what people in my town need. I work together with my constituents”; About RCGE Political Training for Women

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Parliament should have a certain quota of female representatives,” said a young woman. “And then what will you do if unqualified women get seats?” a man immediately responded. “But do you think all the men now in parliament are qualified?” retorted a second man. That conversation took place in 2012 among Myanmar journalists during aRead the full article »

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Global Engagement Kicked Off Its Second Women’s Campaign Management Training

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Richardson Center for Global Engagement kicked off its second Women’s Campaign Management Training on July 14. Thirty women candidates from eleven political parties across Myanmar joined us for the first part of the two-part training.  All women were recommended by their parties as candidates they will likely field in the upcoming elections. The weekendRead the full article »

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An In Depth Look At The Richardson Center’s Own Mindy Walker And Her Efforts On The Ground In Myanmar

Friday, August 21, 2015

Encouraging more women to participate in political reforms, media and to increase participation in elections, the US-based Richardson Center’s consultant, Mrs. Mindy Walker, trains women candidates Q: Why are you training women candidates for the upcoming elections? A: We have been doing political trainings for the past three years and it is usually 90% menRead the full article »

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Helping Transition in Myanmar, One Book at a Time

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rhi Rhi had a dream: help a school in Rakhine State start a library. Now a school in Myauk Oo, Rakhine, has one! Most things can be found in Myanmar now (and cheaply) but books are still costly for most Myanmar people or just not accessible. Mindy Walker, who works with the Richardson Center for GlobalRead the full article »

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Ushering in the New Era of Social Impact: Fringe Diplomacy in Myanmar

Thursday, June 11, 2015

As our global landscape continues to evolve and devolve, we find ourselves at a time with an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen bonds and increase stability. We have an ability to learn about, replicate and build upon solutions happening in communities less engaged due to political, commercial or security constraints ­­ places like Myanmar, Cuba, Bhutan,Read the full article »

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Partners Participate in Delegation to Myanmar

Monday, June 1, 2015

In a country of over 50 million people, more than 90 percent of Myanmar’s population still uses solid fuels, often wood or charcoal, for their daily cooking. Earlier this month the Aspen Institute and the Richardson Center for Global Engagement led a Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Myanmar to explore opportunities for social enterprise in the country. As part ofRead the full article »

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RCGE-Sun Institute Multi-Party Campaign Training

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Five Cities in Five Months The Richardson Center, in cooperation with local Myanmar NGO, the Sun Institute, has been conducting 10-day trainings for political party members and CSOs about campaign management and grassroots campaign tools. The trainings have taken place in five areas throughout the country: Mandalay, Monywa, Thandwe, Mawlamyaing and Kalay. At each trainingRead the full article »

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ACYPL Delegation Hosted by Richardson Center in Myanmar

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Richardson Center for Global Engagement hosted seven delegates from the American Council of Young Political Leaders for six days in November. The bipartisan delegation was comprised of elected officials, and NGO and business leaders. The goal of the exchange is to give young elected, political and policy leaders a global perspective. Delegates experience theRead the full article »