Speakers

Moe Thu

Moe Thu

Associate Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, Myanmar
World Vision

Moe Thu was born in Yangon, Myanmar, in 1965. He received the BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Yangon in 1991, the Master degree in Development Studies from the Yangon Institute of Economics in 2014, and the Master degree in Theology from Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) in 2016.

In 1998, he joined the World Vision International - Myanmar, as a Street and Working Children Specialist, and became a Project Officer in 2001. Since April 2003, he has been with the World Vision Area Development Program (ADP) as ADP Manager until 2008 April.

And then when Cyclone Nargis hits to Myanmar, he was deployed to the most severely affected area called Bogale in Ayarwaddy Delta in May 2008. Since then, he changed his career and became a Humanitarian Worker in different roles such as Field Manager in 2009, Operations Manager from 2010 to 2011, for Cyclone Nargis Response Program, Disaster Response Department Manager from 2011 to 2016, and Associate Director-Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs from 2016 to date respectively in World Vision International - Myanmar. He was trained as Disaster Response Manager in Melbourne, Australia and Oxford, London in September 2013 and also gained significant knowledge and skills through many different capacity building programs in abroad as well as in the country. Currently, he is leading the World Vision International – Myanmar’s disaster response programs which are in Kachin State, Rakhine State, and Shan State in Myanmar.