The Kachin Post / September 29, 2019
The first ever Kachin Youth Forum will be held in the country’s economic capital Yangon in early October, aiming to boost the awareness of collective voices of Kachin Youth.
The Forum will take place at the Orchid Hotel in downtown Yangon through October 3-5, planning to host eight workshops and a panel discussion by prominent Kachin leaders, scholars, activists and professionals. The organizing team of the Forum announced via social media that it’s striving to materialize the most value and core issues facing the Kachin youth.
The organizer of the Forum invited Kachin youth leaders from cities and towns across lower Myanmar, excluding Kachin States.Youth leader from Pyin Oo Lwin, Taunggyi, Sagaing, Katha, Mogok, Magway, Naung Hkio, Mikhti Lar, Yangon will be attending the Forum.
During the three days event, parallel work shops will be facilitated by Zahkung Nang Raw (Director of Policy and Strategy, Shalom Foundation), Maran Ja Htoi Pan (Associate Director, Kachinland Research Centre), Nhkum Lazing Zau Seng (Founder and Academic Dean, Institute of Liberal Arts and Science), La Phan (Independent Researcher and Policy Analyst), Dr. Ja Seng Ing (National Legal Researcher, International Commission of Jurists), Dr. M. Awng Shar (Public Health Profession, UNFPA), Mung Ring La (CEO, Tends Capital Management), Ningli Hkawn (Program Officer, Open Society Institute Myanmar).
The facilitators will conduct the following work shops respectively; 1/ Kachin Youths Values and Identity, 2/ Cultural, Arts and Tradition, 3/Youths and Education, 4/ Politics and Governance, 5/ Youths and Migration, 6/ Youths and Health, 7/ Youths and Economics (Business), 8/ Youths and Social Cohesion.
As well as, the panel discussion will be hosted by Lashi La (Chairperson of Kachin National Consultative Assembly), Lahtaw Ja Nan (Executive Director of Shalom Foundation), May Sabe Phyu (Director of Gender Equality Foundation), Maw Htun Aung (Country Manager of Natural Resource Governance Institute) and B. Esther Ze Naw (Independence Research Consultant).