About Us

The Center for Diversity and National Harmony (CDNH) is an independent non-governmental organization established with an overall objective to enhance social harmonization, peaceful coexistence and mitigation of violence in Myanmar. CDNH builds on the research capacity and the community networks of many of the researchers and field staff who were involved in the investigation, data collection and preparation of reports on communal violence that occurred in Rakhine state. CDNH carries out its activities by establishing working relationships at both the coordination and policy levels with relevant governmental agencies, strengthening ties with local communities and people on the ground, and partnering with functioning networks of effective trainers.

Based in Yangon with offices in Rakhine state and Mandalay region, CDNH is guided by an advisory board of respected individuals and is led by an executive team of scholars and individuals with an extensive knowledge of the Myanmar political context as well as interfaith and interethnic challenges facing Myanmar. CDNH’s core program staff of researchers, trainers and facilitators is supported by an administrative team as well as by local and international experts. CDNH carries out its activities with the financial and logistical support from the United Nation’s Peace Building Fund, Peace Support Fund, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.