The Community Leadership Development Training aims to enhance and update both practical and analytical skills of socially and politically active community youth leaders from Shan State, Burma.

The goal of the training is to offer a variety of courses that will allow participants to gain new analytical skills to expand their conceptual framework in approaching problems in Burma, as well as offer updates to practical skills necessary for effective functioning within their communities and/or organizations.

The school accepts nominations of up to 25 participants from their respective organizations for each fourteen-days to one-month training, with a limit of one nominee per organization. A gender balance is maintained, and the nominee is required to have a proven background of participation and activism in their community.

Course content, Methodology and Expectations at the Program

The training is conducted in Burmese, Shan and / or English with translation as needed. Guest speakers and trainers leading a series of intensive workshops on different aspects of inclusive political, social and practical community development.

Program Content

  • Political empowerment and advocacy
  • Peace process and implications
  • Community mobilizing
  • Documentation, media creation and outreach
  • Sustainable development and land use
  • Media for advocacy
  • Privacy, freedom and security