Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG)
Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG) is a network of Kachin civil society groups and development organizations both inside Kachin State and abroad. It was founded in September 2004. KDNG promotes the formation of a healthy civil society based on equality and justice for local people. It works to document the military government’s exploitation of natural resources, collecting information large scale development including mining, monocrop plantations, and hydropower. It also works to promote an alternative to these destructive policies by cooperating with local organizations and community members to assess the needs of villagers and develop local solutions to development problems. In all of this, the organization works to encourage the participation of women in development decisions and activities. Through these endeavors, KDNG hopes to contribute to the struggle for justice, social reform, and political change for the people of Kachin State and all of Burma.
Kachin State, Myanmar