New Leaders Elected in Polls
The two northern-most camps held successful elections for camp committee positions and for Karenni National Refugee Committee (KnRC) committee positions in July, with significant voter turn-out in both polls.
The new three-member KnRC committee includes one female representative, and the new Ban Mai Nai Soi Camp Committee also has one female in the four-member group.
TBC’s Community Management and Preparedness programme supports democratic elections of camp leaders. Elections are held in each camp every three years.
In mid-2017, 30 percent of camp leadership positions were held by women, while ethnic minority communities in each camp had 13 percent representation in section-leadership roles.