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Capacity Building training on Interest Based Negotiation for ward and village tract administrators in Kawa

MyJustice returned to Kawa Township to conduct two introductory trainings on Interest Based Negotiation (IBN) for 60 ward and village tract administrators (W/VTAs) in partnership with Mercy Corps and the United Nations Development Programme on March 1 to 4 in Bago Region.

In the opening address, Kawa Deputy Township Administrator U Thein Zaw Oo told participants, “I am really proud of being the first township to receive this training among administrators from across the country. Please concentrate on this training and try to get as much as you can.”

The main purpose of this training is to enhance the capacity of administers working to resolve the conflicts at the lowest level. The sessions also offered a chance to gather information on the most common dispute resolution challenges faced by W/VTAs to inform future CBDR strengthening efforts.

Caitlin Reiger, team leader of MyJustice said that the role of WVTAs is very important at enhancing of access to Justice for the people of Myanmar. According to the key findings from our access to Justice research reportlaunched recently, people in Myanmar prefer to solve out the problems at the lowest level (informal Justice system) instead of reporting (formal Justice system).

U Kyaw Kyaw Lin, administrator from Aung Tha Pyae village said that “ I expected to get knowledge and awareness regarding administration mechanism from this training. I learnt some key concept of Negotiation from this training especially other options and finding the main interest of the conflict. I hope to conduct more IBN training in my township for other administrators who are interested to attend this training but they cannot join this time for some reasons. The villages they are working in are located far away from training venue.”

MyJustice has conducted the same training in last December for 51 ward and village tract administrators (W/VTAs) in partnership with Mercy Corps and the United Nations Development Programme.