About this episode
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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