We support Burma’s education sector through working in partnership with the Ministry of Education and enabling access to the UK's experience and expertise in priority areas of education reform.
We organise international policy dialogues in Burma, bringing together key stakeholders and creating a platform to engage with British education institutions and organisations, national bodies, consultants and other international experts.
We arrange study tours to the UK for high-level decision makers to familiarise themselves with how the UK sector operates and to raise awareness in the UK of Burma's education sector.
Through our education activities, we aim to build long term, trusting relationships and partnerships between the UK and Burma.
We extend our support by enabling education policy makers to attend regional education policy dialogues and international conferences. We help ensure Burmese participation in key global events such as the Education World Forum and the British Council's annual conference Going Global.
Transforming Higher Education Leadership and Management Project (THEMP)
Transforming Higher Education in Leadership and Management Programme (THEMP), co-funded by the British Council and Irrawaddy Policy Exchange (IPE), provides capacity building for senior management teams in universities and national Education bodies to increase internationalisation and to improve the governance and management capacity of Higher Education of individuals and institutions. The project structure was co-designed by British Council, the Ministry of Education and National Education Policy Commission; academic staff form UCL Institute of Education designed and delivered the training content after consultation with local stakeholders, face-to-face and by webinar. The programme is co-designed and contextualised to be relevant to and meet the real needs of the Myanmar Higher Education sector.