MIID Advisory Board

Mr. Joern Kristensen, Executive Director

Over 20 years of engagement in Myanmar political, cultural and socio-economic development, including upland areas and ethnic conflicts, governance and role of civil society. Institutional Specialist. Former Director General of Mekong River Commission, UN Representative in Myanmar and Vietnam, Director of International NGO in Sri Lanka and Myanmar.


Dr. Khin Mar Cho, International Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Specialist    

M.Agr.Sc. Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar. Ph.D, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany. Country Director for Myanmar International Programs, Cornell University, New York, USA. Provide scholarly lectures and seminars on International Agriculture, Agricultural Extension, Food and Nutrition Education in developing countries, Europe and the United States.


Mr Helge Brunse, M.Sc. in Agriculture

30 years as manager of EU/ World Bank/ Danida funded agricultural and livestock projects in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar. Expertise in integrating gender issues in project management and setting up farmers’ associations, small local business developments and micro finance.



Dr. Anne Jensen, Limnologist, Environmental Conservation Specialist

Former CEO of Wetland Care Australia. Experience in environmental conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable management of lakes and wetlands in Australia and Myanmar. Specialist in environmental impact assessment of development projects, community consultation and public awareness building, environmental education.