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Ms. Hpa La Lum Naw

Co-Coordinator, Civic Education and Youth Myanmar Empowerment Program
Nau Shawng Education Network
Myanmar
Hpa La Lum Naw is the co-coordinator of the civic education and youth empowerment program for the Nau Shawng Education Network where she teaches peace and negotiations studies. She is also the central executive member of the Kachin Democratic Party, and the secretary of its organizing committee in Wai Maw.

Prior to her current position, Hpa La Lum Naw was a Sunday school teacher, librarian, and hygiene promotion officer with ECHO and IDP’s.

Hpa La Lum Naw’s project focuses on a voter education program in 20 refugee camps in her home state of Kachin. The program is designed to support the different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples of Myanmar. Hpa La Lum Naw wants to teach these groups about how they can become more active citizens in their communities and build coalitions in the hopes of creating peace between different ethnic groups.