SKL International participates in UNDP Myanmar Good Governance Forum
During 24-25 February, SKL International participated in the UNDP Myanmar Good Governance Forum, taking place in Nay Pyi Taw. The invitation to the forum was a result of last year’s study- and work visit to Sweden where SKL International hosted a high-level government delegation from Myanmar to study multi-level governance and decentralization.
In addition to exhibiting at a smaller fair focusing on e-governance, and one-shop stops, SKL International was accompanied by Anne Andersson, Municipal Chief Executive, Örebro Municipality, whom presented under a session focusing on how to foster systems, tools and mechanisms for increased accountability at the local levels.
The Myanmar Good Governance Forum focused on taking stock and looking beyond initiated governance reforms on all levels. One highlight was the reports and results on the State of Local Governance, which were launched during the Forum. These reports are the result of the Local Governance Mapping, an unprecedented nationwide effort led by the Ministry of Home Affairs and UNDP to map the quality of local governance and service delivery in all 14 states and regions of Myanmar.
The event was attended by more than 280 people representing government officials from all levels of government including the township levels, parliamentarians and international actors from national/local government, administration, academia and research, CSOs, and the UN system.
The Forum is intended to become an annual national event and a platform for exchange on Good Governance practices in Myanmar. The Myanmar Good Governance Forum was organized under the umbrella of UNDP’s local governance and local development work which is supported by the Governments of Denmark, Sweden and Japan.
See the full program here: Myanmar Good Governance Forum