No word on the Burma Young Community Leaders Programme
After four years managing this government funded programme, UnionAID now has 27 young alumni working in positions of responsibility in Burma. Most of these have leadership positions in NGOs, two are journalists, and two are working as economists advising the government as it moves towards democracy. However no decision on funding the BYCLP for a fifth year has been made because of discussions between government and immigration so we have put it on hold this year. However, after his visit to Burma last year, John Key confirmed publicly that funding would be continued so we are still hopeful.