Mr. Gyi has over 10 years of experience in development to promote democratic reform and social economic growth by integrating aid activities strategically into the larger development and policy plans of Myanmar. He currently serves as Field Director for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the Rakhine and Southern Chin provinces. Mr. Gyi’s role at IRC includes providing oversight on programming and strategic planning, human resources and security operations, and liaising with government agencies, nongovernment and community-based organizations, and other development and relief actors in the area. Mr. Gyi holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Public Administration from Yangon University. As a Humphrey Fellow Mr. Gyi plans to focus on policy and management of public programs to learn how partnerships with diverse actors have led to positive results. He looks forward to exchanging experiences with U.S. government and nonprofit agencies.