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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin Development Networking Group’ (19 found)

Kachin State Natural Resources Development Discussion Paper

CaptureThis policy discussion paper is based on our experiences and findings of our community research over the last ten years, documenting the impacts of centralized mega development projects on peoples across Kachin state. We did this research together with local communities, including in Hukawng, Hpakant, Putao, Chibwe, Tangphre as well as others. This paper also draws on experiences and solutions from other countries where there has been conflict over natural resources. We hope this paper will contribute to the debate over political solutions to allow the future generations of Kachin state to benefit from its natural resources […]

July 7, 2015  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Group Slams China’s New CSR Report on Irrawaddy Dams

A Kachin group today criticized the new corporate social responsibility report on the controversial Irrawaddy dams, calling for a locally-led development process, not one benefiting only China […]

January 8, 2014  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Harvard Plan to Restart Irrawaddy Dams Will not Buy Peace

A recent proposal by a Harvard University think-tank to restart the Irrawaddy-Myitsone dam project in order to “power the peace process” in Kachin state fails to address the political root causes of the conflict […]

February 18, 2013  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China Power Investment Seeks Backing of Global Dam Industry to Push Ahead with Myitsone Project

Chinese media last week revealed that the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is currently conducting an “independent” inspection of the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam, being built by China Power Investment Corporation (CPI), to prove that the dam is completely safe and beneficial. Such a study would be a major boost in CPI’s bid to push ahead with the suspended project […]

May 21, 2012  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Lessons from the Kachin “Development” Experience

Burma’s government is using the promise of development as a key component in its current peace negotiations with armed ethnic organizations, proposing ceasefire first, then development, and finally a national political agreement. This process has been tried before in Kachin State with disastrous consequences

May 1, 2012  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Moves in to Enforce Eviction Order at Myitsone

On March 17 five Burma army trucks and various government vehicles entered Tanghpre village at the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam site in an apparent attempt to enforce an eviction order and intimidate people to move out from the village […]

March 21, 2012  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Dialogue Between KIO/KIA and Thein Sein’s Government

… The undersigned Kachin organizations call for an immediate end to offensives in Kachin State and all ethnic areas, and the initiation of politically meaningful dialogue between ethnic nationalities and Thein Sein’s government to achieve ethnic equality and self-determination. We would like to make the following calls regarding the ceasefire negotiations and political dialogue process […]

January 17, 2012  •  By All Kachin Students and Youth Union, BRIDGE, Kachin Centre, Kachin Development Networking Group, Kachin Environmental Organization, Kachin National Organization, Kachin Women's Association – Thailand, Kachin News Group, Life Vision Foundation and Pan Kachin Development Society  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤