Lawt Tawng is a coder for the Township-based Conflict Monitoring System (TCMS). Originally from Myitkyina, he is a native Kachin speaker specializing in data collection and analysis in Kachin and Shan States. Prior to MIPS, he worked as an Administration Assistant at Paung Ku, a local organization promoting human rights, diversity, peace, and democratization. He was formerly selected as a participant in the Youth Southeast Asia Leader Initiative (YEASLI), a prestigious program focused on civic engagement hosted by the US State Department. Lawt is an enthusiastic advocate for youth participation in the peace process and civic engagement activities throughout Myanmar. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from Myitkyina University in Kachin State.