Van Cung Lian (Chinbridge Institute)
Executive Director, Chinbridge Institute, Chin State, Myanmar
P4P Small Grant Recipient
Understanding Political Representation and the Level of People Participation in Chin State.
The Chinbridge Institute is a research and learning centre founded in June 2017. Funded by a P4P grant Chinbridge is conducting research aimed at increasing knowledge of the functioning of democratic representation and the level of people’s participation in political processes in Chin State. This research combines a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods. In term of qualitative, there were three key activities – focus-group discussion, participatory short-video clips and focus-group interviews. Participants in focus-groups discussed their ideas and experiences on representation and participation, and MPs and political party leaders were also interviewed on the subject. Additionally, a survey of public attitude towards representation and participation in Chin State was used to help to capture the functioning of Chin State parliaments from people’s perspectives and experiences.
Duration: August to December 2018
About Chinbridge Institute
Chinbridge is Hakha-based newly founded social entrepreneurial organization that generates revenues from its services and reinvests those revenues for the purpose of social transformation. Chinbridge aims to build a brighter future through promoting education and research. Founded in June 2017, Chinbridge Institute is actively engaged with CSOs and other development actors in Chin State.