Bridging Leadership Introduced in Conflict-Sensitivity Workshop in Myanmar
|Workshop participants with the AIM team (Prof. Nieves Confesor, Prof. Manny de Vera and Dean Juan Miguel Luz) and the International Alert team (Mr. Pancho Lara, Nikki Philline dela Rosa, Ruel Punongbayan, Myat Thandar Ko)|
In partnership with International Alert, the Center conducted a five-day workshop entitled “Conflict Sensitive Leadership and Governance: A Training-Workshop for Peace-Enabling Approaches in Fragile Contexts” last November 25-29, 2013 at Yangon, Myanmar. To help address issues on sustainability, inclusive growth, and capacity-building for conflict-sensitivity that the country faces as it undergoes significant reform processes, the workshop combined the Bridging Leadership Framework with a politico-economic and socio-cultural approach to analyze political, social, and economic dimensions of conflict and underdevelopment, and establish awareness on the complex social issues and divides that are critical in the development of Myanmar. Covering topics such as leadership, stakeholder analysis and engagement, negotiation, institutional multiplicity, political settlements and conflict analysis to name a few, the event served as a platform for engagement for the fifty (50) multi-stakeholder participants that were convened representing the private sector, government, political parties, and civil society.