Practical Insights on myanmar

What Drives Myanmar’s Gender Digital Divide?

What Drives Myanmar’s Gender Digital Divide?

Published on: Dec 03 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Myanmar is currently undergoing a technological revolution concurrent with systemic political and economic change. As the country transitions to a democratic, market-based...
The Future of Digital Development is Local Entrepreneurship

The Future of Digital Development is Local Entrepreneurship

Published on: Apr 26 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The future of digital development: who’s building it? This is Yar Zar Min Htoo and his cousin Michael Lwin. Six years ago they decided they wanted to use technology...
How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

Published on: Apr 18 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems
Late last year, following the escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh...
A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

Published on: Jan 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 34 Comments
The Rohingya Project claims to be a grassroots initiative that will empower Rohingya refugees with a blockchain-leveraged financial ecosystem tied to digital identity...
The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services

The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services

Published on: May 22 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services
Myanmar is experiencing one of the world’s fastest adoption of mobile phones. Three years ago, less than 10% of the population had access to ma mobile phone....
It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already

It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already

Published on: Mar 30 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already
Many ICT4D projects have a major strike against them before they even begin: they use international languages instead of local ones. The intended audience not only...
Register Now: $120,000 for Civic Tech Ideas in Myanmar

Register Now: $120,000 for Civic Tech Ideas in Myanmar

Published on: Feb 08 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Register Now: $120,000 for Civic Tech Ideas in Myanmar
Are you interested using technology to help Myanmar? Do you have ideas on how public information could be made more accessible, key issues affecting the community...
Introducing the Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum

Introducing the Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum

Published on: Jan 04 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Introducing the Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum
As millions of people come online across the globe through mobile devices, mobile information literacy is vital for those who have leapfrogged from traditional...
Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development

Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development

Published on: Jul 06 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development
Working with ICT, we often get myopically focused on trying solving big problems, not even thinking about where technology has proven benefit: improving systems...
Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Published on: Oct 09 2015 by Gennie Gebhart - 2 Comments
Earlier this summer, Thomas Fuller of the New York Times published a memo from Yangon lamenting the lack of political vocabulary in the Burmese language, in which...