Pandita Development Institute (Pandita) was founded by local young activists who actively participated in the harsh struggle for democracy and human rights during the rules of military dictatorship. We have come together to create a space and provide support for political and civic activists to contribute towards the country’s transition from 50 years of military rule to democracy.
Established in 2011, at a time when the country has just embarked on the way to democracy with still limited freedoms and rights for people and limited space for civil society organizations (interest groups), Pandita is one of the earliest locally-initiated civic organizations in Myanmar and has grasped the limited opportunity to work for the community.
Mission, Goals and Values
Mission: Strengthening civic participation to support a peaceful, harmonious, and democratic society in Myanmar.
Strategic Goals: (1) Enlarging civic space to protect and promote democracy, (2) Contributing to the development of civic capacity, and (3) Ensuring Pandita’s sustainability, accountability and effectiveness as part of Myanmar’s emerging civil society sector.
Core Values: Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, and Passion
Pandita is governed by a Senior Management Team (SMT) acting on behalf of stakeholders of Pandita. The team is responsible for ensuring the organisation complies with a range of legal and other obligations, oversight of the Pandita’s financial viability, overall risk management for the organisation and oversight of the organisation and its viability includes ensuring Pandita’s has relevant policies and procedures, and ongoing plans for improvement. The team has a role in making high-level strategic decisions that keep Pandita progressing towards meeting its goal and outcomes. Pandita is in the process of forming a separate Advisory Council which can provide strategic advice and consultation on its work.
Detail profiles are available in the following links:
www.pandita.asia/our-team | www.pandita.asia/advisory-council
Pandita is a registered nonprofit association in Myanmar (1/local/0613).