Networking Building for promotion of IRD and sustainable peace building in Myanmar

In April 2019, Core member of PMI, AshinSeindida, led a delegation of religious leaders and 12 policy makers to a promotion of peace and dialogue trip to Myitkyinar, Kachin State. The trip was 5 days long and the delegation meet with different parties of conflict and call for cease fire and settle the conflict through peaceful dialogue.
The delegation also had a series of meeting with local religious leaders, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Hindus, and call for playing active role in mitigation of conflict. The delegation also had meeting with state government led by chief minister of Kachin state and advocate the government to act sincerely and actively on peace process and give necessary support to IDPs.
The delegation also collected the data which the member of parliament includes in the delegation agree to raise with union government in Naypyitaw. The is one of the successful engagements and joint initiative by PMI religious leaders and policy maker. (Due to sensitivity of the activity, PMI would like to request not to share this activity with any media including social media). Photo: PMI members and policy maker delegation meeting with state government of Kachin State.

On 1st July 2019, in the presence of the KAICIID senior programme manager for Asia and Africa and of the KAICIID country expert, four PMI Executive Committee held a meeting at the Asia Light monastery notably to kick off the organization of the celebrations for international Peace Day. The Meeting also included discussions on the new projects to be supported by KAICIID through the unfunded portion of the budget.

From 29th to 30th July, PMI delivered a social media training for 38 participants (12 male and 26 female) from Bogalay Township, Ayarwaddy Region. The participants were youth leaders and the community leaders. The training modules were highly interactive – as the trainers showed key platform features, discussed social media strategies and instances of hate speech, answered questions on how best to manage content, while keeping a constant reference to interfaith dialogue.
The training provided the participants with networking opportunities, which allowed them to form a network of citizens committed to use social media as a space for dialogue.