Public Consultation with Karen Civil Society Organizations

Date: May 10, 2017

Venue: Kyauk Kyi, Myanmar


Communities joined this consultation to share their perspectives on existing hydropower projects (Shwe Gyin) and proposed hydropower projects (Bawgata).


Consultation aims included:


  • Providing inputs into the SEA baseline: participant feedback informed the development of a case study on the Bawgata project
  • Responding to SEA baseline comments from the conflict chapter that the perspectives of project-affected communities had not been canvassed
  • Providing insights on alternative models to hydropower development arrangements involving both the Myanmar government and parties to Myanmar's peace process


For more information on the SEA and its stakeholder engagement process please contact Kate Lazarus, IFC Team Lead for Environmental and Social Governance in the Hydropower Sector at