The Myanmar Constitution Academy Training Course

Myanmar Constitute Academy

You can sign up and start the online course now by clicking on this link: Myanmar Constitution Academy

The Myanmar Constitution Academy is a free, self-guided, intensive online course on the fundamentals of democratic constitutionalism. The course is aimed at giving participants an introduction to key constitutional principles and comparative practice in terms of both constitution building processes and constitutional design. The course integrates the expertise of leading international experts in the fields of comparative constitutional law, and the history and development of constitutional law in Myanmar. The course focuses on the role of constitution-building in conflict and post-conflict or transitional settings, and in diverse or multi-ethnic countries, and covers constitutional issues directly relevant to the Myanmar context. 

The Constitution Academy is structured in six thematic modules:

1. The fundamentals of democratic constitutions 2. Fundamental constitutional design choices 3. Interim governance arrangements 4. Federalism 5. Security sector reform 6. Rights and the judiciary

Each self-guided module consists of pre-recorded video presentations from international experts, optional background reading materials, and quizzes to test participants’ understanding of key concepts. All materials are available in both Burmese and English languages.

The estimated time to complete each module is five hours (not including optional background readings). Participants who go through all modules and pass all quizzes will receive a certificate of completion.

Myanmar Constitution Academy (Guided Course)

International IDEA’s MyConstitution programme invites you to apply to the Myanmar Constitution Academy guided course. 

What is the Myanmar Constitution Academy guided course?

The guided course consists of self-learning modules and online live sessions with constitutional experts. The Myanmar Constitution Academy is an intensive online course on the fundamentals of democratic constitutionalism. The course is aimed at giving participants an introduction to key constitutional principles and comparative practice in terms of both constitution building processes and constitutional design. The course integrates the expertise of leading international experts in the fields of comparative constitutional law, and the history and development of constitutional law in Myanmar. The course focuses on the role of constitution-building in conflict and post-conflict or transitional settings, and in diverse or multi-ethnic countries, and covers constitutional issues directly relevant to the Myanmar context.

The Constitution Academy is structured in six thematic modules:

Module 1: The fundamentals of democratic constitutions

Module 2: Fundamental constitutional design choices

Module 3: Interim governance arrangements

Module 4: Federalism

Module 5: Security sector reform

Module 6: Rights and the judiciary

Timeline MyConstitution will organize 3 guided batches in 2022. Each batch will last six weeks.

No. Module andLive Session Date GUIDED COURSE BATCH 1(17 June – 29 July, 2022)
1 17 June Introductory live session
2 17 – 24 June MODULE 1: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTIONS
24 June Live session 1: Interim governance arrangements
3 17 – 24 June MODULE 3: INTERIM GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS
24 June Live session 3: Structure and functioning of the NUG
4 02 – 08 July MODULE 4: INTRODUCTION TO FEDERALISM
08 July Live session 4: Negotiation exercise on the design of federalism
5 16 – 22 July MODULE 5: SECURITY SECTOR REFORM
22 July Live session 5: Spring revolution and the quest for peace and democracy in Myanmar
6 23 – 29 July MODULE 6: RIGHTS AND THE JUDICIARY
29 July Live session 6: Ensuring human rights in the interregnum period in Myanmar
No. Module andLive Session Date GUIDED COURSE BATCH 2(19 August to 30 September 2022)
1 19 August Introductory live session
2 19 – 26 August MODULE 1: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTIONS
26 August Live session 1: Interim governance arrangements
3 27 Aug – 02 Sep MODULE 2: FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN CHOICES
02 September Live session 2: Fundamental institutional design choices
4 03 – 09 Sep MODULE 3: INTERIM GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS
09 September Live session 3: Structure and functioning of the NUG
5 10 – 16 Sep MODULE 4: INTRODUCTION TO FEDERALISM
16 September Live session 4: Negotiation exercise on the design of federalism
6 17 – 23 Sep MODULE 5: SECURITY SECTOR REFORM
23 September Live session 5: Spring revolution and the quest for peace and democracy in Myanmar
7 24 – 30 Sep MODULE 6: RIGHTS AND THE JUDICIARY
30 September Live session 6: Ensuring human rights in the interregnum period in Myanmar
No. Module andLive Session Date GUIDED COURSE BATCH 3 (21 October to 02 December 2022)
1 21 October Introductory live session
2 21 – 28 Oct MODULE 1: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTIONS
28 October Live session 1: Interim governance arrangements
3 29 Oct – 04 Nov MODULE 2: FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN CHOICES
04 November Live session 2: Fundamental institutional design choices
4 05 – 11 Nov MODULE 3: INTERIM GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS
11 November Live session 3: Structure and functioning of the NUG
5 12 – 18 Nov MODULE 4: INTRODUCTION TO FEDERALISM
18 November Live session 4: Negotiation exercise on the design of federalism
6 19 – 25 Nov MODULE 5: SECURITY SECTOR REFORM
25 November Live session 5: Spring revolution and the quest for peace and democracy in Myanmar
7 26 Nov – 02 Dec MODULE 6: RIGHTS AND THE JUDICIARY
02 December Live session 6: Ensuring human rights in the interregnum period in Myanmar

What are the requirements?

Selected participants are required to complete self-learning units of each module (on the TalentLMS plaform) and to participate in weekly live sessions (on zoom). The estimated time to complete each module is seven hours including live session.

How to register?

If you are interested to join the guided course, please register through the link below and select your preferred batch based on your availability. MyConstitution will send you confirmation and necessary information via email before the batch start.

Register here

The application is closed now. 

The Constitution Academy course is free of charge. MyConstitution will provide communication allowance for internet access to selected participants.