The Tea Leaf Center is a social enterprise research and training consulting firm based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Tea Leaf Center supports locally-led research by providing tailored coaching and training, on – call support, and platforms to connect research.

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Civil Society

We give research support and training including:

  • Mentorship through all stages of a research project
  • Writing skills for civil society
  • Customized research skills training
  • Help designing and implementing MEL processes


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We work with universities to:

  • Help make conferences more inclusive by providing support to non-academics
  • Help speakers understand context based ethical considerations
  • host discussions on research


We support your work by:

  • giving research assistance to your grantees
  • helping build sustainable research
  • conducting MEL of your projects
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Hoping for Federalism: An Ethnic Perspective

Last week in Thanphyuyat, I was stopped at the toll gate. The soldier there confiscated and checked my phone. I’m used to soldiers checking things: It reminded me of when they checked my ID in Rakhine State. But there’s a feeling of numb panic when someone checks your phone during a military coup.

As an ethnic minority in Myanmar, I have a different lens on the story than most. You see, for many ethnic groups, we distrust both the military and the National League for Democracy…


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