PeaceNexus Foundation

Peacebuilding and Community-Driven Tourism Development in Kayin State

August 15, 2016
  • Organisation:
    PeaceNexus Foundation
  • Where:
    Myanmar, Kayin State

This case study describes a project which started in 2013 at the request of the Karen National Union (KNU) and in collaboration with the Myanmar Peace Centre (MPC). It came in the wake of the 2012 bilateral ceasefire between the KNU and the government, and offered the potential for confidence-building in the peace process, while improving the livelihoods of conflict-affected populations in Kayin State. Through iterative consultation, it evolved from broad exploration to piloting a model for tourism development assistance in a particular town in rural Kayin State.