How do we work?
We strive to build communication channels, working with journalists, experts, peace negotiators, IR experts, media innovators, international organizations, civil society, and scholars. We raise issues and generate constructive debates through a variety of platforms such as podcasts, Bulan Dialogues, webinars, animated films, art festivals and op-eds. We work closely with national and international civil society and media to increase dialogue, promote understanding and facilitate engagement, as well as strengthening civil society and media through capacity-building projects.
We conduct research on the ground, publish comprehensive expert reports, discussion papers and briefings, and build dialogues on different platforms. We spark debates on issues such as emerging security challenges, how to prevent conflicts, how to limit threats to peace, and how to strengthen civil society and the media to ensure effective checks and balances on state power. Through publishing opinion pieces and conducting ‘Bulan TV’ interviews, we ensure that these important issues are raised and discussed in the international media.
The Bulan Institute accepts donations and grants, however to ensure our independence we do not accept government funds, directly or indirectly, or support from any private funder that could compromise our objectivity and independence.