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Saw Zin Maung Soe

(Chairperson of Board of Consultants)

Saw Zin Maung Soe is one of the initiative leaders of the LGBTQIA Rights movement in Myanmar. On May 10, 2011, he founded the Civil Authorize Negotiate Organization (C.A.N-Myanmar), which is the first-ever Civil Rights (especially on LGBTQIA Rights) focus local non-governmental organization based in Mandalay that inside of Myanmar. Furthermore, Mr. Soe started the Parents, Families, and Friends of LGBTQIA Myanmar (PFLAG-Myanmar) program in 2012 and he is a co-founder of Election Observers Network – Mandalay (EON-M) in 2013.  Mr. Soe organized the first-ever LGBTQIA Rights Event the name of International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia in Myanmar in 2012 and he led numerous Human Rights and LGBTQIA Rights promotion and protection projects and programs in Myanmar with the multi-donor organization. Then, his organization C.A.N-Myanmar became the second Myanmar member organization of the International Lesbians and Gays Association (ILGA-World and Asia) in 2015. He is an initiative person of the civil rights movement in the LGBTQIA community in Myanmar. Also, Mr. Soe is an alumina of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) organized by Beau of Cultural and Education, Department of State of United States of America and he received Honorary Citizen of The Great State of Nebraska from the government of Nebraska State, the USA for his performance of Human rights and LGBTQIA rights promotion in Myanmar since 2014. In ILGA Asia Regional Conference at Phnom Penh, Cambodia in December 2017, Mr. Soe was elected as an Executive Board Member of Asia Region, that representative of South East Asia Sub-region in International LGBTQIA Association for 2017 to 2019. Additionally, Mr. Soe graduated B.Science  (Psychology) from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam–The Hague, Netherland, and B.A (Buddhism) from International Theravada Buddhist University- Yangon, Myanmar. Besides, Saw Zin Maung Soe is a Registered Business Analysis of the American Academy of Financial Management, and recently, he was graduated International Executive MBA in International Business Management specialization with the title research of Analysis of Gender Discrimination on Entrepreneurs in Mandalay, Myanmar from Paris Graduate School of Management.