Myanmar is a strategic focus country. swisspeace has worked in long-term partnerships with national partner organizations. swisspeace has also conducted research and has implemented different consultancy mandates on Myanmar related to the topic of Mediation.
The Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) has organized regular roundtables on Myanmar, bringing together representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as academia, to share experiences and lessons learned from the field.
Latest Activities and Publications
Allison Muehlenbeck, Julia Palmiano Federer, 2016
Women’s Inclusion in Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement
Case study, Inclusive Security and swisspeace. Link.
27 June – 1 July 2016
Myanmar – Lessons for Peace and Conflict Studies Summer School
From 27 June to 1 July 2016, the swisspeace summer school "Myanmar - Lessons for Peace and Conflict Studies?” took place at the University of Basel with inputs from Stefan Bächtold, Rachel Gasser, Stefan Bächtold, Laurent Goetschel, Andreas Iff, and Franziska Sigrist of swisspeace, Felix Knüpling of the Forum of Federations, and Angela Ullmann of the Center for Security Studies. It was highly appreciated by the 16 participants, and 3 participants from Myanmar enriched the discussions. Also the Skype and live interviews with experts on particular topics proved valuable. Next year’s summer school will be on South Sudan.
Mandate for Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, 2016
Supporting Policy-Relevant Research
In February and April 2016, swisspeace expert Stefan Bächtold supported the Nyein (Shalom) Foundation in Myanmar in a research project collecting data on community perspectives in all seven states.
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, 2016
Study Tour for Women Involved in the Peace Process in Myanmar
The 10-day study tour in Switzerland was co-organized by swisspeace and the Nyein Foundation. The female leaders learnt more about federalism, peace and security issues and women’s empowerment.
Beyond Ceasefires Initiative, 2016
Mediation Program Collaboration with the Beyond Ceasefires Initiative (BCI)
The Mediation program, through the mediation support project (MSP), has been collaborating with the Beyond Ceasefires Initiative (BCI) to support the peace process in Myanmar.