CDSG donated 10 Million Kyats to the Inclusive Myanmar Development Initiative (IMDI) Organization on 15th January 2016.
IMDI was founded by a group of Myanmar professionals (most returning from overseas), local community leaders, and educators. IMDI is non-government, non-profit, multi-partisan organization. IMDI aims to design and deliver quality capacity building programs for all key stakeholders in politics, business and community. IMDI has more than 42 founding members currently and is registered under Myanmar laws as a local Non-Profit Organization.
Their Executive Committee includes:
- U Chit Tun Pe @ Chris Tun (Advisor for Strategy and Policy)
- Daw Aye Yu Nwe (Executive Finance Director)
- U Bonny Oo @ Thet Py Tun
- U Nay Myo Tun (Manager, IMDI Office)
- U Myo Min Zin Shein @ Min Zin (Executive Director)
- U Zin Naing
- U Ye Myint
- Daw Thazin Aung (PwC | Director, Advisory)
- Daw Khin Hnin Soe (College Director/ Principal)
- Daw Khaine Khaine Nwe (UMFCCI)
The group successfully organized a foundation training course, entitled "Foundation for Myanmar Nation Building Program" (FMNB Program), which was delivered to elected MPs from the NLD by a diverse group of professionals.
FMNB program courses include:
- Understanding Economics, Finance and Banking
- International Relations and Current Issues
- Understanding Public Policy
- Introduction to Development Studies
- Leadership Skills
The program consists of five sessions. The first two sessions were held in Nay Pyi Taw and were arranged by Bayda Institute. IMDI works in partnership with Bayda Institute by providing resources and personnel for those two sessions.
The remaining three sessions are solely managed by IMDI.
The fund that IMDI raised is used for training facilities, accommodations, food, logistics, transportation, reimbursements for trainers and participants, acknowledgement-gesture gift for trainers and operational expenses.
As part of their future initiatives and activities, IMDI will organize capacity building programs for other political stakeholders. They also have scholarship programs for Myanmar Youth and will continue to reach agreement with foreign institutions.