Sai Aike Sam is a political awareness trainer with the Tai Lai (Shanni) Nationalities Development Party and a cofounder of the Shanni Youth Network. He advocates for the rights of the minority Shanni people of the Kachin State and Upper Sagaing regions who historically have been marginalized. Sai Aike Sam recently conducted community based disaster risk management trainings in the Zinpyonegone Village, the Lapputta Township, and the Ayeyarwaddy Division. He graduated with a bachelor of arts from Myitkyina University in 2011. He also studied community development and civic empowerment at Chiang Mai University in Thailand.