Aung Myo Hein
Aung Myo Hein is a Myanmar National working towards Myanmar’s transition toward a more democratic, peaceful and prosperous society. With almost 10 years of experience in managing different development projects in diverse communities, particularly contributing to the important transition moments of the country, Aung Myo Hein has extensive experiences in facilitating and managing development projects under highly urgent and sensitive context including; facilitating international aid to cyclone affected communities of Ayeyarwaddy in post cyclone in 2008, negotiating among local authorities, security actors, communities and international NGOs. From 2009 to 2011, based in Chaing Mai, Thailand, he facilitated human rights defenders, activists and civil society actors to have access to higher education needed for more strategic and effective efforts to change the country to a more democratic, peaceful society. In late 2014, in order to further support country’s peace and reform process, Aung Myo Hein has worked for USAID/ Office of Transitions Initiative through DAI, where he developed and managed a number of projects to increased CSO participation in national reform and peace process, preventing inter-communal conflicts and promoting harmonious living among the different communities of diverse faiths and ethnicities throughout the country. Currently, serving as the Head of Rakhine Program at Search for Common Ground, Myanmar, facilitating the different development and peacebuilding projects in Rakhine State. Aung Myo Hein holds M.A in International Development Studies from Chulalornkorn University, Thailand and has studied M.A Reconciliation and Peacebuilding at the University of Winchester, UK.