KESAN supports and participates in networks both inside and outside Burma, advocating to defend human rights and protect the environment through lobbying, public demonstration, and media engagement. Our advocacy work is focused on environmental policymaking, peacebuilding, natural resource governance, and responsible investment. We have been active in various new initiatives in Burma, including the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA), Land in our Hands Network (LIOH).
Alongside our advocacy work, we strive to keep the public – including urban residents, remote villagers, and displaced populations – informed about the status and impacts of mega- development projects, and the benefits of alternative, sustainable development. KESAN achieves this by producing print and audio materials, collaborating with academics, and working with the media. The recent explosion of new media outlets operating inside Burma has brought an incredible opportunity to inform a knowledge-hungry public about destructive development projects that are usually kept hidden from public scrutiny.