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.
Ask us how we can collaborate to promote conflict-sensitivity in Myanmar.