Vivekananda International Foundation is a non – Partisan institute for dialogue and conflict resolution from a nationalist perspective. Some of India’s leading experts in the fields of security, military, diplomacy, governance, etc have got together under the institute’s aegis to generate ideas and stimulate action for greater national security and prosperity. Independently funded, VIF is not aligned to any political party or business house. Read more
SITAGU INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST ACADEMY (SIBA)
The Sitagu Association of Myanmar, headed by the venerable Thegon Sayadaw, began construction on Sitagu International Buddhist Academy in 1994 with the aim of propagating the Three-fold Saddhamma of scriptural study (pariyatti), Buddhist practice (patipatti) and realization of the Dhamma (patipvedha) in the contemporary world. More specifically, with this project the Sitagu Association has set out to build a world-class educational institution designed to provide undergraduate and graduate level training in Buddhist Studies and related academic subjects to qualified monks, nuns and laypersons.Read more
MYANMAR INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (MISIS)
Myanmar ISIS is a research and policy analysis institute working on international relations and Myanmar foreign policy.
• Contributes timely inputs, views, research papers and recommendations to support policy and decision-making on bilateral and multilateral issues.
• Serves Myanmar’s national interest while promoting peace, friendship and cooperation with other countries.
• Organizes and hosts seminars, workshops and debates in Myanmar in cooperation with internationally recognized institutions.
• Sends representatives to meetings, seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions organized by other institutes of international studies and think tanks in Asia and other parts of the world.
While much research is carried out on domestic issues in Myanmar, less is done on foreign policy.
Myanmar ISIS is the sole think-tank taking attempting to fulfill the gap.
A foreign-policy think-tank can both give foreign actors a better understanding of Myanmar's stances, policies and actions and provide advice to Myanmar representatives in their decision-making at a regional or global level.Read more
THE JAPAN FOUNDATION
The Japan Foundation is Japan's only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world.
To cultivate friendship and ties between Japan and the world, the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through culture, language, and dialogue.
The Japan Foundation was established in October 1972 as a special legal entity supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In October 2003, it was reorganized as an independent administrative institution. Based on a government endowment of 78 billion yen, the activities of the Japan Foundation are financed by annual government subsidies, investment revenue, and donations from the private sector.