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Gaia Sustainable Management institute

Gaia Sustainable Management institute (GSMI) is working to empower grassroots and marginalized communities to prevent poverty and enhance their capacity in order to help themselves with the aim to strengthen civil society in Myanmar by enhancing the capacity of local civil society groups and the Buddhist Sangha to initiate and support sustainable community-led development activities. After 16 years of work, many of its alumni have contributed to the development and growth of local civil society groups/networks and fostered the empowerment local communities to address their own needs in a participatory and sustainable manner. NPA is supporting GSMI to empower grassroots groups through its peace leadership approach in conflict affected areas of Karen state and Bago state.