Yangon / Yangon / Myanmar
Description: Loka Ahlinn is a social development organization which working with civil society, public and private sectors to bring about a society of active citizens supported by effective and democratic governance. In 2016, we have start to work on drug policy by mobilizing and creating the space for local civil society organizations including marginalized groups in drug policy dialogue in Mon and Kayin State, Myanmar. We organized series of multi-stakeholders dialogue meetings, bilateral meeting with public officials, politicians and ethnic armed-group leaders after conducting the drug policy research. In December 2018, we organized the national level forum " People Forum on Narcotics-Drug" in Napyitaw, where representatives of CSOs, drug users, youths as well as MPs of upper and lower house, representatives of social welfare department and CCDAC joined. Now, we are working to continue our advocacy process by mobilizing local civil society organizations and engaging the policy makers in Myanmar.
Address: No.20, 6th Floor, MTP Condo Bawga Theikdi St. Mayangone Tsp. 11062 Yangon / Yangon / Myanmar Myanmar
On 20th Feb 2019, the program manager conducted the meeting with two parliamentarian of upper house, Daw Mya Thida Tun and Daw Nan Mu Aye, and advocate them to discuss about financial support (budget allocation) for drug policy implementation. They claimed to submit the proposal in Parliament on the next parliament meeting.
In 2018, Loka Ahlinn organized series of multi-stakeholder meetings with local parliamentarians, government officials, media and local civil society organizations including drug users, women and youths in Mon and Kayin State, Myanmar. As the outcomes of these meetings, we could facilitate in preparing road-map for drug policy formulation and implementation at local level from 2019-2021.
In 2017, we, Loka Ahlinn, conducted the drug policy research which aim to explore the opinion of different stakeholders regarding to drug policy in Myanmar. According to this research, there is significant relationship between drug smuggling and peace process. Local civil society advocates chose the peace process as the dialogue space for drug policy reform.
The program manager, Mr.Tun Myo Maung, and the senior field officer,Mr.Ye Naung Htut, participated the national drug abuse control strategy ( 2019-2023) consultation process organized by Centeral Committee on Drug Abuse Control on 19th Feb,2018, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. In this meeting, they advocated CCDAC to allow for wider consultation with local CSOs who engage the drug issue at local level.