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Chiang Mai, Myanmar

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Mabu Jaratpratpreuang

Added on: Oct 21, 2015

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017

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KESAN is a community-based, non-governmental, non-profit organization that works to improve livelihood security and gain respect for indigenous peoples’ knowledge and rights in Karen State, Burma.


To secure Karen lands and sustainable livelihoods

To create a durable and equitable peace

To build climate resilience

To advocate for gender equity

To instill respect for biodiverse environments and for the Karen communities that live within them

To assist displaced people seeking to rebuild  their lives


To assist in securing access to lands, water, forests, and the agricultural biodiversity that is the basis of Karen people’s lives.

To support improved livelihood capabilities  and  resilience for displaced and local communities.

To strengthen and inform civil society networks that advocate for good environmental governance.

To advocate for local, state and national policies and practices that safeguard the environment and the rights of local people while protecting against unsustainable and harmful development.



Jason Lubanski

Working for the organization, KESAN, and wants to share experiences and learn from other grassroots organizations working for customary land rights of indigenous peoples.


Mabu Jaratpratpreuang

My name is Mabu and I work with the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN). I am currently working in the area of land and forest resource management and land protection. I joined the Namati Network because they are working for community land protection similar to what I am working on and I am interested in learning about the community land protection process.


Yali Banton-Heath

I am an undergraduate International Development student at the University of East Anglia. I am currently on a work placement in Myanmar looking at land issues, and would like to network with other people who are working in similar areas.

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