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Project SEVANA is a platform that brings together local and regional activists from various backgrounds in Southeast Asia, who share a common social, political, economic and environmental vision. Realizing that emerging challenges of the region have become increasingly cross-border issues, the organization’s purpose is to be recognized as one of the regional ‘forums’ to seek for new ways to conduct regional campaigns on cross-cutting issues by developing alliances at different levels in the region.

The mission of the group is to uphold social, political and environmental issues of the region and ensure the space for them to debate and challenge the current mainstream economic paradigm. Project SEVANA believes that with increased public awareness and understanding, a change through increased accountability and responsibility of the economic actors and policy makers in the region can be reached.
Project SEVANA’s operation is based on the experience of more than two decades in working on environmental issues in Southeast Asia, in particular in the Mekong region. The major methodology of Project SEVANA’s campaign will be in three folds, knowledge gathering/ generation, open forums, and public campaigning. These methods are reinforced by coordination and facilitating approach. The knowledge gathering through research is crucial in two folds: firstly, it serves as an underlying tool to bring together relevant groups at local, national and regional levels to work and learn together; secondly, its findings will feed into designing different campaigns at the regional level.