Establishment of an IRD training centre, the first of its kind in Myanmar, in collaboration with Asia Light Foundation (a local NGO which provides the physical space for the centre), on behalf of the PMI Network. The centre aims at organizing key capacity building initiatives on interreligious dialogue in the country. It will also contribute to the professionalization of the capacity building trainings implemented by the PMI. So far this year, the Centre has hosted 6 intensive IRD and peace building trainings of trainers.
26 participants graduated from the first batch at the IRD Training centre in April, 2018. The 26 participants came from 12 townships and were representing different religious institutions and civil society organisations. 7 different trainers including the KAICIID Country Expert and two KAICIID Fellows contributed to the training, which covered several topics, including (i) introduction to interreligious Dialogue and conflict transformation, (ii) religious literacy, (iii) social media, and (iv) implementation strategy of peace projects.