Burma Rivers Network Written by Tom Fries on June 3, 2011. Published in Learning to share on Asia. The Burma Rivers Network is a great example of local, issue-focused advocacy. Read more Tags: CLIMATE CHANGE, CSO, ENVIRONMENT, Natural Resources, NGOs, renewable energy Tom Fries Erstwhile neuroscientist ('97-'00), rowing coach ('99-'10), business student ('07-'09) and cupcake entrepreneur ('09). Now enjoying international work in the Germany and Washington offices of one of Germany's most prominent think tanks.