Started her career in 2012, Thu Thu Zaw is a self-motivated conscientious person with strong working
experience in tourism sector, social enterprise and development field. She had a first class honour degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management (B.B.A), post-graduate diploma in International Relations and advanced studies in Sustainable Tourism.
While working in the private sector, she led a project to reduce plastic waste in Myanmar, support social
enterprises with small grants and by integrating them into a responsible tourism product such as Chu Chu
and delivered sustainable tourism trainings. She also worked with Nyaung Shwe Member of Parliament,
Municipal, Township Development Affairs Organization and Milan Municipal to improve waste
management, to conduct environmental awareness raising campaign and to promote responsible tourism.
As a national project officer and co-trainer for MIID-UNDP project, she has trained 10 young people to
become Inle Lake Ambassadors in Southern Shan State to advocate environmental protection and
sustainable lake management. As a freelance, she worked as a consultant, research assistant, translator
and interpreter for a number of projects for Geography and Environment Department – University of
Hawaii, Hanns Seidaal Foundation Myanmar, the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism, Germany, MIID –
UNDP project, ILO etc. Her skill sets are in project management, strategic design, research,
communication, conflict management, training and facilitation.
Proven strong ability to handle conflicted situation, attention to detail and strong determination, Thu Thu
sees herself working for the socioeconomic development of the country by implementing sustainable
livelihood programs for marginalized people, promoting start-up SME and social enterprise and
contributing in the development of responsible tourism in Myanmar to a bring positive change in the