2015 has been one of growth for AJAR, moving cautiously outward and engaging more deeply across Asia, building networks and learning which of our strategies are most effective in the range of transitional settings in which we work.

Some of the lessons learned from our 2015 activities have corroborated our earlier approaches and reinforced the need for us to do more. For example, it is clear that sustainable change can only be achieved if there is a large-scale change in the level of awareness of a population. This is particularly true in contexts where information has been manipulated for decades by dictators and authoritarian rulers.