Conflict Sensitivity in Myanmar
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.
Conflict Sensitivity Fellows
Prior to joining CDA, Haeman volunteered as a co- facilitator at Care4Life. Care4Life is a student-led, self- funded organization that holds HIV/ AIDS Awareness Workshops for university students in Myanmar. In 2016, she became a voluntary committee member at International Development Field Camp, a youth-led organization for Myanmar and Japanese youth leaders which aims to strengthen the relationship between the countries. She holds an MA in English from Yangon University, Myanmar.
Kyaw Myo Win
Before joining CDA, Win worked as a translator for Save the Children, Sittwe. Previously, he was a freelance translator and an English teacher, working for INGOs and English language centers. Win is an alumnus of the Democracy and Religious Pluralism program of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. He also served as a volunteer at the Ambassador’s Youth Council for the U.S. Embassy, Myanmar. He holds a BA in English from Sittwe University.
Joseph Zau Hpan
Since the conflict in Kachin State resumed in June 2011, Joseph was involved in the assessment activities of NGOs in the IDP camps and with non-IDPs in non-government and government controlled areas. After the assessments and surveys, he started working for a Gender-based violence (GBV) project at IDP camps. Joseph participated in civic, human rights, and voting education to the local community. He volunteered as a facilitator and raised awareness about primary health-care education, and gender across the remote areas of Kachin. He has a degree in Law from The University of Myitkyina, Myanmar.
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