Friends of Burma

Friends of Burma

Music festival and public forum

For Nargis disaster relief in Burma

20 May 2008 from 3:00-10:00 PM

Convention center, Chiangmai University


1) To raise fund for victims of the Nargis cyclone in Burma through effective and reliable local organizations

2) To build understanding and awareness about human rights abuses and the Nargis cyclone situations in Burma

3) To provide encouragement to both our friends from Burma and our friends who work on Burma issues in Thailand

4) To promote collaboration between Thai and international organizations working on Burma issues and civil society groups in Chiangmai


Part I 3.30-5.30 PM

Public forum on “Nargis cyclone: situations aid and drawing lesson learn from Tsunami in Thailand”


The Situation in Burma by Win Min, Chiangmai-based Burmese scholar

Directions for short and long term aid: Experience from the Tsunami by Mr. Palakorn Wongkongkaew, Community Organization Development Institute (CODI)

Situation analysis by Dr. Chayan Watthanphuti

Part II 6.00-10.00 PM

Fund raising concert “Friends of Burma”

– Painting auction by Thepsiri Suksopha and Thirayut Boonmii

VCD “Salween Dams” by South East Asian River Network (SEARIN)

– “Song for Friends in Burma” by Thai and Burmese friends

Sunthree Wechanon, Bruke Kitawathana, Suwichanon, Sudsanan, Yenni & Took Brasserie, youth band from Burma

Poem by Sanegdao Satthaman and Phaithoon Phomwichit

Candle light mourning ceremony by Charm Tong

Part III Front area activities

Fund raising activities

Photos by Saran Buunprasert, Thiraphap Lohitkun, Chirana Phitpreecha ect.

Dolls by Udom Taephanit

“Singing together” Street music

Burmese food health and charity

Fresh coffee from Luang Prabang cafe

Donation box

Information and campaign

Performance for Peace in Burma by Jakkrit Chimnok and Phadungsak Khotchasamrong

Miss and Mr. Questions by youth from Burma

Photos and information exhibitions about human rights and the Nagis cyclone in Burma


Civil society groups in Chiangmai

Regional Center for Sustainable Development (RCSD), Chiangmai University

Friends from different organizations working on Burma issues in Chiangmai

Artist friends from Burma and Thailand

Non Government Organization Coordination Committee for Development in Northern Thailand

Northern Young Development Workers Network

Kabfai Community Theater Group

South East Asia Rivers Network

Youth Training for Development Project

MAP Foundation

Local Talk

PNN News

Community Forest Support Group

Northern Development Foundation

Sustainable Development Foundation

Indigenous Peoples Network of Thailand

Friends of Highland People

Collaboration for Youth in the Mekong Region, Thai Volunteer Service (TVS)


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  1. That is interesting one!

  2. သာဓုဗ်ာ…… ခ်ဗ်ာ

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