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The first ever ethnic education seminar was held on February 12-14, 2014, was co-facilitated by and attended by representatives from more than 15 ethnic education organization. Drr. Jo Lo Bianco, professor and mother tongue education expert from Melbourne University was the lead facilitator. Click here.
SI research fellow, Dr. Pon Nya, visited NMSP-administered area and conducted research and visited bi-lingual Mon National School to study the benefits of mother tongue education (in January 2014). Click here to view the picture.
The Health Convergence Core Group commissioned SI to write a Policy Options Paper for a Federal, Decentralized Health System for Burma/Myanmar, which was presented at the HCCG workshop on February 10, 2014.
SI Director attended the 2nd Ethnic Armed Resistance Organization Conference in Law Khee Lar, Karen State, January 20-25, 2015, where more than 150 ethnic representatives were present. Ethnic leaders were able to collectively agreed on the draft Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
SI visited remote Kayah villages (21-27 December 2013) east of Pruso township, Kayah State, where there is no electricity, no middle school nor clinic, etc. but a huge Burmese military training school in the mist of Kayah villages.
The Kachin Literature and Cultural Association of Singapore organized a "Communication and Media Relations Training" on September 7, 2013, where SI was invited to present on the subject and lead the discussion.
Assessment and Community Partnership survey trip to Ler Doh (Kyaukkyi) on August 1-4, 2013. We met with leaders from local CBOs, religious organizations and the KNU liaison office.
Youth Exchange for Peace (22-24, April 2013) organized by Karenni youth in Loikaw, Kayah State. Invited by the Karenni youths, SI provided a two-day workshop on Peace Monitoring Mechanism. Click here.
Co-organized by Karen Teachers Working Group and Karen Education Department (KED), a Karen Education Consultation Seminar (29-30, April 2013) was held at Thay Bay Hta, Karen State. Saw Kapi of SI provided professional consultation and helped coordinate post-seminar media release and follow-up activities. Click here.
SI visited Thandaung Gyi, Karen State, where we met with community leaders, joined Taunggyi youth camp, and held extensive discussion with the community and KNU Toungoo District leaders on development and local youth empowerment. Click here.
The Karen Affairs Meeting (29-30, March 2013) was held in Pa-an, Karen state, where Saw Kapi, Director of SI, presented a paper entitled "Towards a Negotiated Solution to Burma's Ethnic Issues." The pdf version of the presentation is available here. Click here.
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A Presentation on Education Reform and National Reconciliation in Burma (PDF) at the Western Conference Association for Asian Studies by Dr. Pon Nya Mon, Research Fellow at the Salween Institute.
These pictures show that Burma (Myanmar), one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, is more than the sum of Shwedagon, Kyikehteeyoe, Mandalay and Inlay. Explore beautiful scenes from Kayah, Karen and Shan States here. More pictures will be added as SI continues reaching out to different parts of the country. Click here.