Aye Chan Myae Forest Governance and Gender Specialist, Advancing Life and Regenerating Motherland

Aye Chan Myae is a Forest Governance and Gender Specialist who is currently working on gender mainstreaming in community based natural resource governance. Aye Chan Myae graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Forestry, Yezin. She then served as an intern at Advancing Life and Regenerating Motherland (ALARM) before returning to school to receive her Master of Science in Gender and Development Studies from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Following her studies, Aye Chan Myae partnered with AIT to conduct research focused on the natural resource sector, social sustainability, and social development within Myanmar. She is currently involved in the following works: socioeconomic assessments for Environmental Impacts Assessment report, exploring environmental crimes especially in forest and land governance, reforming policy such as forest bills and land use policy, conducting evidence-based research to support decision makers in poverty reduction, and raising awareness and building advocacy for gender concepts in natural resource governance.