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YCDC Campaign Training

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Richardson Center, in cooperation with the Sun Institute, trained 25 candidates and volunteers for the Yangon City Development Committee elections that took place on December 27, 2014.  The elections were called in October and it was the first time in 50 years that elections were held for the Yangon municipal level.  Despite the monumentalRead the full article »

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No, politicians don’t pay me to cover events

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Three Myanmar women who will be actively involved in the 2015 elections, visited Wisconsin on a Richardson Center delegation to learn about campaigns and elections. They met with local media to learn how journalists cover stories from the political realm. With a newly free press, there is a lot to learn about the role ofRead the full article »

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RCGE Myanmar Election Observers in the News

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Richardson Center for Global Engagement (RCGE) invited Myanmar Delegates to observe the mid-term elections in Wisconsin. View the story on ABC 2 »

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It’s All About The Follow Through

Sunday, June 29, 2014

There are days in Myanmar when you’re not really sure how progress will ever prevail. But there are just as many days when you think that the rapid change that you are witnessing can never be reversed and historical events are taking place right under your feet. It is this dichotomy that grabs not onlyRead the full article »

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U.S. Delegation Visits Myanmar to Invest in Community-Based Businesses

Monday, June 23, 2014

The US Department of State, in cooperation with the Richardson Center and the Aspen Institute, led a partnership delegation to Myanmar to invest in community-based businesses from April 28-May 3. During the trip, the delegation had discussions with government ministers, entrepreneurs, civil societies and farmers in Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw. In the discussions, they talkedRead the full article »

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MYANMAR: Small Operation, Big Impact

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Richardson Center for Global Engagement has been active in Myanmar since October 2012 when Governor Bill Richardson visited the new democracy and met with government and opposition leaders, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Speaker Thura Shwe Mann. From those meetings, RCGE has implemented many trainings, exchanges and delegations in Myanmar. Highlights:Read the full article »

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Myanmar Partnership Opportunity Delegation

Friday, April 25, 2014

On April 28 2014, the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, the Aspen Institute, and the US Department of State will co-lead a Partnership Opportunity Delegation (POD) to Myanmar, where participants will engage in meetings and conversations around impact investing, economic development, and social entrepreneurship. In response to political and economic reforms being undertaken by theRead the full article »

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The Richardson Center was warmly welcomed to Dawei by the Thanintharyi NLD Party

Friday, December 20, 2013

 On December 20, the Richardson Center was warmly welcomed to Dawei by the Thanintharyi NLD Party who had invited us to do a training for 40 of their executive party members from throughout the state. Our host was a Member of Parliament who was a Richardson Scholar and studied intensive English in Madison, Wisconsin thisRead the full article »

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Pyapone Training Report

Saturday, December 14, 2013

From December 13 to 14th, the Richardson Center conducted a messaging and campaign training in Pyapone City in the Ayerwaddy Division. Upon the invitation of the Upper House MP from the area, trainer Mindy Walker traveled to the area three hours outside of Yangon. This was the first training in a series of trainings ledRead the full article »

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Silver Jubilee of the Zomi National Congress

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Richardson Center was invited to attend the Silver Jubilee of the Zomi National Congress on October 24th in Tedim, Chin State, northwest Myanmar. Chin State is arguably the most neglected and poor state in Myanmar and is notorious for having the worst infrastructure in the country. From the tiny Kalay airport in Sagaing Region,Read the full article »