David Tegenfeldt

Senior Advisor, Hope International Development Agency
Yangohn, Union of Myanmar

David Tegenfeldt has lived and worked in Myanmar for 20 years, having previously lived and worked in Thailand and the United States . His professional experience is in public health, management, community development, ethnic minority issues, social change and peacebuilding.

April, 2006: Following our study with CJP, my wife, Carol Gowler, and I returned to Myanmar to lead Hope International’s program.

Hope International works directly with civil society partners in Myanmar to enhance their capacities to facilitate constructive social change. Additionally, Hope International attempts to influence the international community to engage in Myanmar to support constructive change processes.

In addition to advising, teaching, and training, I am an occasional speaker at international forums on Burma/Myanmar.

I am also an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy coaching and playing various sports.