Local communities and regional populations shall be involved in decisions regarding natural resource development, and will directly benefit from holding an ownership stake in the development of their natural resources. To find out more, please visit the FAQs section of the website.
Our guiding aspiration is centered around empowering local communities and rural development through sustainable, inclusive and responsible business solutions.
The Karen National Union (KNU), on behalf of the people living in Kawthoolei (Karen traditional homelands), aims to change the way in which decisions are made and benefits are shared in Myanmar (Burma). The KNU aims to have affected communities and regional populations directly participate in, and benefit from, the decisions that impact their lives. The people of Kawthoolei shall have an ownership stake in the development of their communities and regional economies. This is the path to true nation-building – strong communities and regional economies that build a strong nation.
The proposed Bawgata Hydropower Project (BHP), in the KNU’s Nyaunglebin District, is a potential model of the KNU’s aim to place people at the center of decision-making and benefits.