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Salai David

Salai David

2016 Class, Burma
Liberty and Leadership Forum

Salai David is founder of the Ethnic Affairs Institute, which provides voter education and raises awareness about the 2015 general elections in ethnic minority areas of Burma. As a member of the ethnic minority Chin tribe, Salai David was first motivated to start the Ethnic Youth Development Center to promote minority rights in Burma. The organization, which provides capacity training, produces documentaries, and advocates for change in local and central government minority policies, was folded into the Ethnic Affairs Institute in 2015. 

Salai David is the current Burmese representative to the Asian-Europe People Forum (ASEAN). He also works with various human rights groups such as the Mekong Peace Journey, the Myanmar Youth Forum, and the Chin Youth Network, and serves as a researcher with the Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies. In 2012, he cofounded the First Myanmar Youth Forum and the Chin Youth Network.