Burma Center Netherlands (BCN)
Burma Center Netherlands was created in 1993 as a result of the perceived need of a group of Dutch NGO’s to establish a center that would specifically focus on Burma.
For several years BCN invested in building strong networks with a wide variety of ethnic and non-ethnic civil society groups and political actors in Burma. From the late 1990s BCN has been realizing a civil society program that includes facilitating initiatives that foster independent thinking, strengthening of democratic structures and confidence building to provide participants with the tools to independently deal with their issues. Capacity building activities are vital ingredients in this process of empowerment.