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Improving and Securing Indigenous People’s Land and Natural Resource Governance

Improving and Securing Indigenous People’s Land and Natural Resource Governance

The backdrop of Improving and Securing Indigenous Peoples’ Land and Natural Resource Governance Forum (photo – KEAN)   “Improving and Securing Indigenous Peoples’ Land and Natural Resource Governance Forum” On the 28th of June 2019, 198 attendees including farmers from each township of Karenni (Kayah) State, indigenous people, civil society representatives and interested individuals participated ...
Non-transparent and Non-accountable – Worthless Development

Non-transparent and Non-accountable – Worthless Development

The view of the sunset over Loikaw Town from Kayah State landmark: Loi Nan Pa Mountain (photo – KEAN) Non-transparent and Non-accountable – Worthless Development Written by Kayah Earthrights Action Network (KEAN)   “Currently, we don’t need projects like this; the time is not right. Just do another project that truly benefits the local people” ...
The Mega-dam projects in Kayah (Karenni) State need explaining

The Mega-dam projects in Kayah (Karenni) State need explaining

Proposed location of the Nam Pawn Dam ၊ Near SawLone and HawKam Villages, Bawlakhe Township   The Mega-Dam Projects in Kayah (Karenni) State Need Explaining By Khon Soe Moe Aung, Kayah Earthrights Action Network   Local people have many concerns about proposed dams on the Salween River (Ywarthit Dam), Nam Pawn Creek (Nam Pawn Dam) ...
The lack of protection for customary land use systems

The lack of protection for customary land use systems

Photo – KEAN The lack of protection for customary land use systems Written by Kyaw Zaya in Maung Kone Magazine (January 2017 ). Translated by Khon Soe Moe Aung and Andy Smith. Traditionally land disputes in U Preh Reh’s village are solved with full participation in front of the customary land use committee’s leaders. ...
Elegant control – Kayah State’s 50,000 Hectare Farm City Project reveals the

Elegant control – Kayah State’s 50,000 Hectare Farm City Project reveals the

  Elegant control – Kayah State’s 50,000 Hectare Farm City Project reveals the subtle and cunning encroachment of corporations into democratic Myanmar By Saw Eh say, Kayah Earthrights Action Network International investment has an important role to play in the development of any country and is generally accompanied with various types of mega-development projects. One ...
Indigenous People’s Source of Life: The Forest

Indigenous People’s Source of Life: The Forest

  Indigenous People’s Source of Life: The Forest By Good Willer, Kayah Earthrights Action Network Kayah (Karenni) state is a small state known for its abundance of natural resources. I would like to share about one of these natural resources: The Forest. Indigenous people in Kayah (Karenni) State have relied on, valued and worshiped the ...