The Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security (MIPS) is a non-governmental, non-partisan “think-and-
do-tank” providing principal stakeholders with the insight needed to navigate the opportunities and
challenges of the ongoing peace and security transition in Myanmar. The MIPS team, led by Dr. Min Zaw
Oo, is composed of veteran peace practitioners and both experienced and youth researchers.
MIPS maintains four primary areas of focus:

  1. Federalism and Constitutional Reform
  2. Security Dialogue in the Peace Process
  3. Conflict Monitoring and Analysis
  4. Peacebuilding and Development

Activities and Growth
MIPS has enjoyed a high growth rate during its initial year of operation. MIPS began its full-time work in
2017 with 3 staff, but now employs 16 full-time staff, several part-time staff, interns, and 14 field
monitors nationwide to implement high-impact projects related to the peace and security transition.
MIPS is currently undertaking more than 10 short-term and long-term projects in coordination with 15
partner and donor organizations. Our team works extensively to collect information in the field and
conduct quality research on international examples of peace processes, security sectors, and democratic
transitions to contextualize valuable lessons for Myanmar.
Critical to our mission, MIPS operates the Township-based Conflict Monitoring System (TCMS), a
monitoring system developed in-house that consists of 75 acceleration and deceleration indicators of
conflict-dynamics nationwide. The data stored in TCMS is invaluable to the analysis and solutions for
stakeholders that MIPS provides.
Our team strives not only to produce groundbreaking research, but to translate that research into
actionable, evidence-based policy advice for negotiators and decisionmakers in Myanmar. As a part of
this regular and ongoing effort, MIPS publishes a monthly “Peace & Security Brief” with selected data
from TCMS and unparalleled analysis of peace and conflict trends in Myanmar. MIPS distributes the brief
to all stakeholders, including peace negotiators from all sides and members of the diplomatic
The Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security is deeply committed to the principle of non-partisanship
and independence. Our findings, advice, and analysis are made available to all stakeholders in Myanmar,
as well as international organizations working to support the transition.

Staff Composition

  • Min Zaw Oo, PhD, Executive Director
  • Andrew Ngun Cung Lian, PhD, Director of Federalism and Constitutional Reform
  • Myat Pan Hmone, PhD, Director of Public Service Delivery and Peace
  • Ne Lynn Aung, Senior Research Manager
  • Amara Thiha, Senior Research Manager
  • Phyu Win Aye, Program Coordinator
  • Ka Layar Oo, Senior Finance Officer
  • Morgan Michaels, Researcher
  • Htet Htet Win, Researcher
  • Pan Ei Phyu, Researcher
  • Ei Shwe Sin, Social Media Analyst
  • Ei Ei Htun, Research Associate
  • Lynn Myat, Research Associate
  • Lawt Tawng, Research Associate
  • Hnin Hnin Yu, Finance and Operations Assistant
  • Thin Thin Lay, Research Assistant

Dr. Min Zaw Oo
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