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Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)

Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)


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Myanmar

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KESAN is a community-based, non-governmental, non-profit organization that works to improve livelihood security and to gain respect for indigenous people’s knowledge and rights in Karen State of Burma, where the violence and inequities of more than 60 years of civil war have created one of the most impoverished regions in the world.KESAN’s approach to the development of sustainable rural livelihoods is based on principles of democratization from below and “Free, Prior and Informed Consent.” We survey, carry out capacity building and facilitate dialogue to mobilize and empower local communities, leaders, organizations and policy makers who can then make better-informed development decisions.

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http://www.kesan.asia/