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The Network for Social Democracy in Asia- Academy of Progressive Politics (Socdem APP)

Asia’s huge democratic potential has largely been unrealized. Despite most Asian countries now moving towards the direction of electoral democracy, an entrenched social and political culture has marginalized the majority of the peoples in Asia from governance and the economy. Progressive movements, political parties and activists have made huge inroads for democratic reforms. The recent victory of the multi-racial democratic opposition in Malaysia has opened the democratic space in that country. Likewise, the election of a reformist president in South Korea has made peace in the peninsula a possibility. However, major challenges remain and new threats are on the horizon.

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Political Management Training for Young Progressives

The Network for social Democracy in Asia Southeast Asia group composed of political party youth wings and progressive youth organizations from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Timor Leste intends to pursue an institutionalized regional program that capacitates its young, emerging leaders from its ranks with tools that aid and advance their political work while at the same time consolidate these young leaders that will help advance collective goals in the future under their progressive leadership.

 

PMT Executive Class

The PMT Executive Class (PMT-EC) is a supplemental training program for PMT Alumni or activists from Socdem Asia member parties who have political work and responsibilities and are in leadership positions. The PMT Executive Class is designed to provide a more in depth training on specific skills needed for electoral work, focusing on practical skills and knowledge for the current political climate.

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