Aung Myo Htwe joined HD’s Myanmar team as Project Officer in September 2015 and he is also an adviser to a number of community-based organisations in the country. He has more than ten years’ experience in peacebuilding and community development as well as issues related to conflict and gender. In Myanmar, Aung has worked as a Program Manager for the organisation, Search for Common Ground, as a Conflict Adviser for the United Nations Population Fund, and as a Consultant for the World Bank. He has also worked as a Senior Program Officer for the International Rescue Committee in Thailand. As a result of his experiences with marginalized communities in both countries, he has developed expertise in fostering peace, building capacity to address grievances, and mediating conflict. Aung has a degree in Geography from Yadanapon University in Myanmar, and a Master’s degree in International Peace Studies from the University for Peace, Costa Rica.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.
HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.