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Lessons from the Field: Engaging Local Officials to Support Community-led Natural Resource Management

The community of Kaw Thay Ghu stewards 30,000 acres of some of the most biodiverse forest in South-East Asia. After years of civil conflict, the people of Kaw Thay Ghu, with support from the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), are revitalizing their customary land and forest governance systems. This Lessons from the Field shares strategies that KESAN is using to engage local officials to support communities’ customary land management systems.

Uploaded on: Jul 27, 2017
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2017
Year Published: 2017
Co-Authors: Mabu Jaratpratpreuang, Jason Lubanski, Marena Brinkhurst

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Resource Type: Namati Publications, Practitioner Resources Issues: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy Tool Type: Case Study, Policy Papers / Briefs, Training Resources & Popular Education Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency, Navigating Administrative Processes, Promoting Citizens' Participation in Governance, Strengthening Customary Justice Systems Languages: English Regions: Myanmar