Kivu International Foundation supported four civil society organisations in Myanmar. The work was in a conflict-affected context, with ongoing civil war and unrest in the country. The FCDO programme supported four local partners to conduct research informing the international community, the government in exile (the National Unity Government) and Myanmar CSOs. The support also helped the four local partners operate safely in a challenging context.
The local partners successfully conducted research on issues, including the environmental impacts of the conflict, trends in donor funding to Myanmar since the military coup, human rights abuses against the LGBTQ community, and emerging local governance arrangements. Kivu supported each partner in disseminating findings to target audiences while managing security risks. For example, research on emerging local governance arrangements in non-government controlled areas increased donor understanding of on-the-ground realities in Myanmar.
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