Ja Nan Lahtaw

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Ja Nan Lahtaw

Ja Nan Lahtaw is a civil society leader in Myanmar. Since 2014 she has been the Executive Director of the Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, an NGO founded in 2000. Ja Nan has been directly involved in the peace process in a number of roles including as a Technical Adviser to the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), the negotiation team of ethnic armed organisations and a co-facilitator of the NCCT and Government of Myanmar negotiations for the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) from 2013 to 2015. Since the NCA signing in October 2015 Ja Nan has been involved in implementation negotiations. The formal Political Dialogue process, which commenced in January 2016, saw Ja Nan in the role of overall co-facilitator in addition to co-facilitating the dialogue sessions for the ‘Politics’ theme. Ja Nan is also a Technical Consultant to Kachin Independence Organisation Technical Advisory Team. She holds an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA and was a Chevening Fellow at Birmingham University in the United Kingdom in 2008.