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UW Myanmar Fellows Looking Forward: Information Strategies for a Society in Transition
Thursday September 4, 2014
UW Myanmar Fellows
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Information School's Technology & Social Change Group
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ethnic & Cultural Center, UW, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle
This summer, the University of Washington hosted 25 of Myanmar’s leaders from government, civil society, political parties, ethnic communities, libraries, and the media. The fellows took part in a 5-week professional development program focused on information strategies for societies in transition. During the 5 weeks, they developed information strategies for Myanmar that will strengthen peace building, fair elections, and information literacy.
These distinguished individuals and the UW-Myanmar project team invite you to join them for a lunch reception where you can learn about their proposed projects and the plans for a Myanmar Information Laboratory. There will be a brief welcome at noon, followed by time for guests to visit the project teams and learn about each project. At 1:30pm, we will formally present the fellows with certificates acknowledging their accomplishments during the 5-week workshop.
UW Myanmar Fellows Looking Forward is co-hosted by the UW's Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Information School's Technology & Social Change Group.
To learn more about the UW Fellows and the program, please visit our program website.
The program is supported by USAID, Microsoft, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program is housed in the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and is run in collaboration with the Technology & Social Change Group in the University of Washington’s Information School, Myanmar Egress Capacity Development Centre, and the Myanmar Minerva Educational Centre.return to top