In Southeast Asia, we focus on Myanmar, where we collaborate with civil society, companies and pro-democratic actors to promote responsible business and an inclusive political settlement.
The February 2021 coup significantly changed the context in Myanmar. Civil society organisations were severely impacted and many have had to go underground and adapt their operations. Companies face numerous challenges in respecting international principles of human rights and responsible business.
Despite the constrained space in Myanmar, civil society groups are finding ways to continue working securely and advocating for respect of human rights and peace. Companies are interested in how they can adopt responsible investment policies either in operating or disengaging from Myanmar.
We work in: Myanmar
Our Work in South East Asia
We help our civil society partners adapt and continue their critical work advocating for the interests of their communities in defence of democracy.
We provide organisational development and advisory support to our partners so that they can continue to play their influential role domestically and internationally to promote democratic governance and responsible business.
We support organisations to adapt their operating models to work remotely and to maintain their donor support.
We support our partners to convene discussions amongst Myanmar civil society and inform international perspectives.
We work with a diverse range of groups to engage in dialogue and inform processes that will form the foundations of a new inclusive political settlement in Myanmar.