Conflict Sensitivity & Effective Peacebuilding in Myanmar

Project Overview

CDA’s current presence in Myanmar responds to requests from in-country organizations to support their implementation of conflict sensitivity through assessments, training, accompaniment and advocacy.

The main focus of CDA’s program in Myanmar is to build local networks of conflict sensitivity champions through training and accompanying a cohort of local Do No Harm practitioners and trainers across the country. We also provide support for conflict-sensitive practice to local and international organizations and facilitate updated conflict and context analysis for improved conflict sensitivity practice and peacebuilding effectiveness.

We support local and international organizations in the conflict affected states of Rakhine, Kachin and Kayin, in addition to our engagements on the national level.

Background:  CDA’s work in Myanmar began in 2002, with a series of field assessments regarding the operation of the Yadana Pipeline by the oil and gas company Total, S.A. In recent years, we have been providing regular capacity building to a range of partners, based on the concepts and frameworks of our Do No Harm, Reflecting on Peace Practice and Listening programs. CDA opened its Myanmar Office in 2015, with funding from USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives and the UK Department for International Development.

CDA Conflict Sensitivity Fellowship

CDA is seeking to recruit 2 national Fellows in Myanmar who will:

  • Receive full time, on-the-job training and mentorship to become experts in conflict sensitivity/Do No Harm and other technical areas related to peace and conflict, as well as organizational management skills
  • Support CDA’s program implementation and operations, playing an increasing leadership role over time as capacity is built

Click here to read more details of the offering and how to apply.

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