KESAN supports and participates in numerous networks both inside and outside Burma, advocating to defend human rights and protect the environment through lobbying, public events and demonstrations, and media engagement. Our advocacy work is focused on policymaking that relates to environment, peacebuilding, natural resource governance, and responsible investment. We have been active in various new initiatives in Burma, including being elected to high profile roles in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group, the Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA), and the Land in our Hands Network (LIOH).
Alongside our advocacy work, we strive to keep the public – including remote villagers, displaced populations and urban residents – informed about the status and impacts of mega- development projects and the benefits of alternative, sustainable development. KESAN achieves this by talking with grassroots communities, producing print and audio materials, collaborating with academics, and working with the media.