30 June 2020

Learning about Indigenous Land Rights Protection in the Face of Conflict in Myanmar

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About this episode

  Language: English   Duration: 20mins 14secs
 Partners: Karen Environmental and Social Action Network

This podcast features Saw John Bright of the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, who talks about the establishment of the Salween Peace Park for the promotion of peace and the protection of the Karen people's livelihoods in the face of conflict in Myanmar.

About our guest

Saw John Bright is the coordinator for the water governance program with the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN). John is an ethnic Karen from Myanmar (Burma) and his research and policy advocacy work focus on fostering inclusive, informed, accountable, and equitable community-based natural resource governance in the conflict areas of the Karen State in Myanmar. He has been working on the Salween Peace Park initiative since its establishment in 2014. The Salween Peace Park is located in South-Eastern Myanmar and protects a 5,400 square km of continuous ecosystem of protected areas, community forests and Indigenous lands.

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