SECTORAL POLICY RECOMMENDATIONs FOR BUILDING FUTURe DEMOCRATIC UNION
This document is a collection of draft policies developed at a series of workshops organized by the Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Centre (ENAC). These policy drafts resulted from discussions and proposals made by Ethnic Armed Organizations1 (EAOs), Ethnic Political Parties (EPPs), community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) who are the participants in the peace process and are working to achieve federal democratic union also during this transitional period. The ENAC workshops were organized with the purpose of building common understandings among these diverse stakeholders regarding potential policies across a range of important sectors. These policy drafts were created from the proposals and discussions made by workshop participants from Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs), Ethnic Political Parties (EPPs), community-based organizations (CBOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and relevant experts from Burma/ Myanmar and international countries. The policy workshop first started in December of 2014, and to date, a total of 9 policies has been developed.
In addition to the primary workshops, additional meetings to review and analyze the policy drafts were organized with participation from members of Core Working Groups (CWGs) assigned to different policy areas, as well as with leaders of EAOs. ENAC staff also travelled to different EAO administrative areas and presented the policy drafts to those responsible for specific policy areas, as well as representatives of CBOs and CSOs, in order to revise and improve the final draft policies.
On March 29-30, 2016, a final consultation workshop was held to present and compare different versions of all of the policy drafts, and to build common understandings of the revisions made to the earlier versions among the leaders of Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs), Ethnic Political Parties (EPPs) and members of Core Working Groups (CWGs). This document presents the final versions of the draft policies that resulted from the above-mentioned consultation workshop.
The policies contained in this document may not be perfect, but this is a result achieved from a collection of many workshops, review meetings and revisions. The intention of presenting these draft policies is to inform the public about important policy options for Burma, as well as to contribute to the political dialogue process between the Burmese Government and Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs), and to serve as guiding principles for the creation of a federal democratic constitution……
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