From the Roots to the Treetops: Reflections on the Town Hall for Emerging API Communities from Bhutan, Burma, Mongolia and Tibet


One of the greatest challenges faced by advocacy efforts is the lack of connection between government bodies that make decisions about priorities and resource allocation, public agencies that
provide services and resources, and marginalized communities. The communities that need the most help and who have the most at stake are often left out of crucial policy discussions. For years, non-profitslike CHAA have worked with communities on the ground through direct services
and programming in an attempt to address some of their most pressing needs. Though these efforts are crucial in providing much needed services, they are sometimes unable to provide an avenue for community voices to be heard by federal agencies

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