About Renaissance Institute Myanmar

Renaissance Institute is a non-profit organization and dedicated to democracy, human rights, peace and sustainable development in Myanmar. Since 2012, RI was formed in the name of Capacity Development Centre, CDC to serve the interests of people especially capacity building for the current and future leadership. Myanmar is undergoing a democratization process and political education and support is essential to strengthen democracy, facilitate peace and reconciliation, articulate public concerns and mediate between the citizens and the state. Therefore it needs mainly to strengthen political understanding and to promote civil-society organizations and people empowerment, electoral affairs and parliamentary affairs. Renaissance Institute, RI is conducting trainings (Course on Politics, Economics, Management, Organization and IT) for future leadership including youths and monitoring on budget oversight for Parliamentarians. RI represents an independent and academic body that stands as operational and functional institution aiming at supporting and providing authoritative bodies with substantial resource to be used in policy making process.

Vision

To be an organization of excellence on sustainable development policy research, capacity development and advocacy in Myanmar.

Mission

To promote knowledge on politics, economics, social and democratic transition process. Changes in the society and economy, issues of local and federal governance and institutional development will be the focus.

To achieve its mission, RI: undertakes research projects and generates publications; organises conferences, seminars, closed-door discussions; and provides knowledge and skills training to civic and political activists to actively participate in the debate of public policy issues.

Past Activities

(1) Training courses on Politics, Economics, Management and Organization
(2) Budget observation for 2013-14 Fiscal Year for Parliamentary Economic Committee
(3) Ongoing budget observation for 2014-15 Fiscal Year

Objectives

(1) To strengthen public policy analysis, capabilities of individual and civic organizations;
(2) To support the reform process;
(3) To conduct professional research and policy analysis.
(4) To strengthen civil-society organizations and people empowerment;
(5) To support parliamentary affairs;
(6) To sharpen the knowledge of stakeholders in electoral affairs;
(7) To engage in academic and professional research in the context of Myanmar.