Forestry management and peacebuilding in Karen areas of Myanmar

Summary:

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.