Khin Ma Ma MyoMyanmar
Khin Ma Ma Myo is the founder and Executive Director of the Myanmar Institute of Peace and Security Studies (MIPSS), which she created in 2013 to help facilitate peace and reconciliation process in Myanmar. She is also the founder of two other institutes, the Myanmar Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) and the Myanmar Institute of Politics and Policy (MIPP). During a time of upheaval in Myanmar, Khin Ma Ma Myo spent many years as a Coordinator for the Burmese Democratic Movement Association (2003-04) as a Media and Campaigns Director for the Democratic Federation of Burma (2004-08) and as an elected Joint-General Secretary of the Free Burma Federation (2008-12). She is the winner of the Citizen of Burma awarded by the USA. She is facilitating the Myanmar Peace Process as a technical advisor to the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC), an advisor of security sector working group of Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) and a technical support person for the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in Peace Process (AGIPP).
Khin Ma Ma Myo has written for and been published widely in the Burma Digest Journal, Renaissance Journal, Burma Today Journal, Womens Rights Journal, Maukka Education Magazine and various political and education journals. She previously worked as Chief-Editor for the Freedom Journal of Burma. She is the author of China and Indian Ocean: Strategic Interests in the 21st Century (2010), Poverty Reduction (2013), Women and Politics (2013), War, Conflicts and Peace Article Series (2014), Gender and Politics (2014) and co-author of many publications, including the Handbook of People Power Movement, Fighting for Freedom and Anti-Dictatorship Struggles.
Outside of her academic, writing and journalism work, Khin Ma Ma Myo has worked as a researcher for the Conflict and Security Studies Program, University of Aberdeen, and a project consultant to the Conflict Sensitive Media Monitoring Project, PEN Myanmar, Renaissance Institute in Yangon, the Parliament Support Group and to the Gender Equality Network (GEN). She is also an experienced trainer and facilitator in the areas of Women, Peace and Security, human rights, gender equality, civil education, democracy and electoral processes. This includes training and facilitation provided to over 160 national and international Non Government Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across Myanmar as well as in Thailand.
Khin Ma Ma Myo holds a raft of academic qualifications.She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Studies and a Master of Arts in Economics (Political Economy) from the University of Aberdeen. From the same University, she also holds a Master of Science in Strategic Studies, where she specialized in defence management, strategic planning and national security policy; and a Master of Research (Political Research) specializing in peace and conflict studies. Khin Ma Ma Myo also holds Diplomas in Business Administration, Information Technology, Government and Politics and Journalism from universities in the United Kingdom, and is an alumni of University of Cambridge Enterprisers Program. She is a Peace Leadership Fellow of Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS), based in Cambodia.
Her areas of expertise include: Security studies; public policy; economics; defence and security policy; peace and conflict analysis; human rights; gender equality; democracy; electoral processes; training and facilitation.