Joanne Lauterjung

Job title: Myanmar Program Director
Employer/organization: Karuna Center for Peacebuilding

I have lived in Burma since 2011, and led programs such as the DRL-funded People In Need projects in Mon, Karen and Rakhine to reduce inter-communal tensions by networking and building capacity for community leaders, CSOs, and religious leaders. I have worked with UNFPA, UN World Food Programme, Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development, and the Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare. For Karuna Center, I will facilitate intra- and interfaith dialogues, provide training of conflict mitigation skills, and mentorship to religious leaders and local peacebuilding leaders.