Forestry management and peacebuilding in Karen areas of Myanmar


The purpose of this report is to provide international donors, implementing organisations and Myanmar partners with practical strategies to support peacebuilding in Karen-inhabited areas in the southeast of Myanmar. The briefing is based upon primary field research in government- and non-government controlled Karen-inhabited areas, secondary literature research, more than 30 key informant interviews, and a validation workshop involving 25 key stakeholders including Karen National Union (KNU) officials, retired Myanmar government officials, international non-governmental organisation (INGO) representatives and Karen civil society representatives.