Covenant Institute

Covenant  Institute was developed out of the Foundation for Local Development (FLD), a Thailand registered foundation and Covenant Consult Co. Ltd., a social enterprise registered in Myanmar. Covenant has gained pre-registration status on 16 November 2018 and full registration on national level on February 2020.

The Institute specializes in implementing development and capacity-building projects in conflict-affected areas of Myanmar, with a main focus on governance, peace & conflict, livelihoods, education and community development.



Tim Schroeder – Head of Program

Tim Paul Schroeder is Head of Program at Covenant, where he oversees program implementation and business development.
Prior to working at Covenant, Tim was a consultant for the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative, where he supported peace-building projects in conflict-affected areas of southeast Myanmar.
Tim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Pforzheim University of Applied Science. He has also obtained a Master of Arts degree in International Social Sciences from Friedensau Adventist University, Germany.

Dr. Kaw Khu – Project Manager/ Program Director

Dr. Kaw Khu is Project Manager / Program Director at Covenant, currently his responsibility is for the projects: “Towards equitable and sustainable land governance in Southeast Myanmar” and “The Economic Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic”.
He has over 19 years of work experience in agriculture, education, law, microfinance and development in India, Thailand, Thai-Myanmar border and Myanmar.
He obtained his Professional Teacher Education Certificate in Thailand. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, a Master of Arts in Agriculture, a Diploma in Management Sciences, a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy from Pune, India.

Naw Phyu Cyn Oo – Policy and Governance Coordinator

Naw Phyu Cyn Oo is the Policy and Governance Coordinator at Covenant. She coordinates with different stakeholder and policy makers from Southeast Myanmar, analyzing issues related to land. She worked in economic governance at the Karen Economic Secretariat Office, prior to joining Covenant.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Dagon University

Nan Hnin Aye Phyu – Workshop Coordinator

Nan Hnin Aye Phyu is a workshop Coordinator at Covenant, where she coordinates the overall conference logistics and also supports the project team. Before joining Covenant, she worked for ADRA Myanmar in their education and vocational projects.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education from MUAS and also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from Tilak Maharashtra University, India.

Niang Muan Lian – Finance Officer

Niang Muan Lian is a Finance Officer at Covenant Consult. She has years of work experience as an accounting and finance officer in the development aid sector and had worked with a number of International Non-Government Organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary and holds a diploma of accounting from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Nang Jar Mai – Communication Officer

Nang Jar Mai is a Communication Officer at Covenant, where she oversees all internal and external communications.
Prior to working at Covenant, Nang Jar was a teacher at Yangon Adventist Seminary for two years where she taught Science and Biology to the students of age of 10-18.
Nang Jar earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Bioscience from Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand.

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