As a consultant for Culture for Peace and inmedio I directed the project „Strengthening Inter Communal Cohesion in Rakhine State through Storytelling, Dialogue and Community Engagement“.
Aung Thiha, one of the participants, created a slideshow about our work.
It was a highlight of 2018 for me to go to Sittwe, Rakhine state and work together with PDI Kintha in the newly initiated Process. Starting out with a facilitator training, my colleague Hninyu Wai and I supported and coached young facilitators from Rohingya and Rakhine communities in conducting storytelling sessions, collecting, discussing and exchanging stories. Thanks to funding by ifa/zivik, Hninyu Wai and Kintha director Kyaw Hsan Hlaing came to Berlin and presented the project at inmedio. In december, we conducted a first direct dialogue event on a farm near Sittwe. Here, the facilitators exchanged their experiences, building trust and getting to know each other. A continuation of this work is being developed at present.