The Asia Research News 2022 magazine features a story: Myanmar — The Unremitting Perseverance of Researchers. The article uncovers new challenges for Myanmar’s researchers after the military coup in 2021. Asia Research News spoke with some researchers to reflect on how their lives and projects have been impacted. ChamTha Kyaw, Pandita’s Executive Director, answered Asia Research New’s interview in November 2021.
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The research is helping us understand how civil society organisations (CSOs) have responded to dynamic political changes and drawbacks. Thanks to the active and detailed responses from a selection of local CSO leaders, our study uncovers the coping mechanisms, including direct impacts and challenges, and emerging trends in the civil society arena in post-coup Myanmar. Since the coup, research cannot be accomplished without taking risks. The solidarity among the organisation’s staff and the trust we have established with our research participants and other stakeholders have reasonably mitigated the risks and challenges.