CEO, Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF), Myanmar
Myat Thet Thitsar is a co-founder and CEO of Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF), an independent non-profit research institute dedicatedly working on social research in the field of livelihoods, local governance, rule of law and justice and local parliaments. She completed her master’s degree in international Relations from California State University, Fresno in 2008. She has experience leading studies such as World Bank-led Post-Nargis Social Impact Monitoring (SIM) which is a 10-year longitudinal study examining the impacts of cyclone Nargis on affected communities. She has conducted social risk and social impact assessments for projects led by Myanmar Ministry of Education and Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. She also has over two years of experience working on parliamentary research capacity building in Shan State Hluttaw in partnership with Parliamentary Center, Canada.
She also works towards enhancing inclusiveness in knowledge creation by providing research methodology trainings and organising creative collaboration work among people of different fields. She has experience of organizational management as CEO and Program Director at EMReF. She is currently an executive committee member of Global Research Network for Parliament and People (GRNPP) and is also one of the board of directors of a Myanmar NGO called Network Activities Group (NAG).