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Day 1: Fourth National Fellows’ Conference in Myanmar
Four days ago hundreds of young people in the remotest corners of Myanmar packed their bags and left home by foot, motorbike or bus. Reaching bigger towns they met other Fellows and continued the...
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 07:00
Myanmar celebrates International Day of People with a Disability
In Myanmar 16% of all poverty is associated with disability. For households with one or more persons with disabilities the poverty rate is over 1,5 times higher (37,3%) then households with no...
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 08:19
Wanted: Opportunity, not charity
On December 7, 2012, hundreds of persons gathered at the Myanmar Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Yangon. They were here to attend the first ever Job Fair for persons with...
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 10:42
Persons with disabilities
Governance in Action, edition one
23 Nov 2012
This is the first edition of ActionAid Myanmar's quarterly governance newsletter named 'Governance in Action'.It contains articles on active citizenship for accountable governance, challenges to...
Why Myanmar Shouldn't Listen to the IMF
| By Rick Rowden, Foreign Policy |Myanmar is at a crossroads. While the country's dramatic (and fragile) political opening is receiving plenty of attention, its leaders are also confronting some...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 09:03
Myanmar – Stark Choices Ahead for a New Democracy
As Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi makes a historic visit to the United States after decades spent under house arrest, residents of Myanmar and well wishers abroad will be focused on the political...
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 13:58
Being young in Myanmar – poverty, solidarity and growing expectations
As I sit in a tea shop in Pyapon, eating a bowl of steaming noodle soup for breakfast, I am struck by the comments from our current current group of Youth fellows that I met the previous night.I am...
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 20:19
From Hearing to Listening: Critical Story of Change
1 Mar 2007
Development agencies tend to focus on the aspects of social change that affect people in the South. However, much of ActionAid’s work on creating a space and voice for the poor takes place in the...
SUCAM: Critical Story of Change
1 Dec 2005
The sugar industry is crucial to the regional economy of Western Kenya. The livelihoods of many poor out-growers depend upon it. This is the story of how SUCAM, a ‘campaign of ideas’ became a hugely...