To provide self-reliant human development in which the people are able to satisfy their needs, enjoy human rights and live in dignity.
Our mission is to serve the communities of the peoples of Burma (Myanmar) by providing resources, experience, opportunities, relief and enhancing self-help.
The aspiration of the local communities will drive our mission which we shall pursue with dedication and compassion to achieve the outcome they deserve.
Australia Burma Community Development Network Inc (ABCD Network) was established in Sydney in November 2007 for the purpose of providing assistance to the communities of the people of Burma/Myanmar in the areas of aid, welfare and development.
One of our core values is to promote community unity and provide support whenever possible.
Over the years, ABCD Network was actively involved in various humanitarian and community projects including:
ABCD Network is registered as a charitable non-profit organization and operating under the Associations Act. ABCD Network holds Charitable Fundraising Authority with Income tax exempt charity status.
Who We Are
“Aspire to make a Difference”
In memory of Mr Dennis Jackson (The First president ), who was a man of immaculate integrity, a “leader by example” for all current and previous Executive Committee Members of ABCD Network.
All Executive Committee members are volunteers with common vision of assisting Myanmar People in need.
Acting Executive Committee members – 2021
Mr. Sai Thaung
Ms. Chelser Lwin
Mr. William Tan
Mr. Zaw Win Naing
Mr. Sam Lwin (Public Officer)
Ms. Elli Tan
Mr. Eugene Quah
Mr. Steven Win Htut
Mr. Kevin (Kyaw Zeya)
Mr. Min Thet Naing
Mr. Jay Chit
Mr. Phillip Maw
Mr. Seng Laphai
Ms. Shune Lett
Ms. Sandy KS
What We Do (2021)
Following the 2021 Myanmar Military Coup, many of us from different organisations within Australia have been desperate to help the people of Myanmar. A large cross section of the Australian Myanmar community organisations wanting to help span different ethnic groups, religions, professions, student groups and generations. In acting swiftly upon hearing news of the coup, our extended Myanmar Australian community mobilized and organised various activities and events (such as protest by diverse Sydney Myanmar communities, candle light vigil, awareness campaigns, lobbying, fundraising for Myanmar, mental health program for Myanmar and etc.) to send a clear and loud message to the people of Myanmar that they are not alone and we are all united to support Myanmar.
Despite our efforts and campaigns, the situation in Myanmar still has not changed and Myanmar is now facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with emerging poverty crisis, existing Covid-19 and escalating armed conflicts resulting in more than 1 million internally displaced persons and refugees. According to UN, more than 3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Myanmar. ABCD Network has worked together with the Australian Burmese community to raise much needed awareness for Myanmar and funds for the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.
Commencing October 2021, ABCD has entered into a partnership with “Australian Mercy” – international NGO to provide direct and immediate aid to Myanmar through active on ground local charities with no links to military.
Copyright © 2021 Australia Burma Community Development Network Inc (ABN 24 911 787 049) is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) which means we strive to be transparent, accountable and well run. Your valued donation will contribute to helping the people of Myanmar through grassroots and affiliate projects.