Update on CDA’s Presence in Myanmar

July 2018 Update

As of July 1, 2018, CDA’s field office in Myanmar closed and reorganized as a new, stand-alone, local organization named RAFT. We are happy to report that all local and international Myanmar staff stayed on and were critical in the process of launching RAFT, and that our existing donors have indicated strong support for the new organization. We wish RAFT great success and look forward to partnering with them in the future. A link to RAFT’s new website will be posted on this page as soon as it is available.


Background:  CDA’s work in Myanmar began in 2002, with a series of field assessments regarding the operation of the Yadana Pipeline by the oil and gas company Total, S.A. In recent years, we have been providing regular capacity building to a range of partners, based on the concepts and frameworks of our Do No HarmReflecting on Peace Practice and Listening programs. CDA opened its Myanmar Office in 2015, with funding from USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives and the UK Department for International Development.