On 17th August, impact Hub Yangon (IHY), in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Myanmar, (FNF) ran Event #2 – part of the “Myanmar Digital & Development Event Series”. The Series aims to create a dialogue platform to raise awareness about the development of digital economy, innovations and startup ecosystem in Myanmar. In this workshop, more than 45 people from public and private digital sectors, entrepreneurs, academics, and speakers from FNF and IHY discussed and reviewed the existing digital polices, identifying constraints and challenges for development, and innovating solutions. Participants worked in groups and clearly enjoyed the presentations and networking sessions – and the food and drink, too.
Many businesses in Myanmar are focusing to develop the digital sector of the digital economy. Myanmar has a number of challenges in digital economic policy and related sectors. IHY and FNF teams have a passion to develop a strong digital economy community. The Digital Series aims to identify various kinds of digital businesses established in Myanmar, through a series of networking and workshop events and to create a digital dialogue platform to share experiences and raise awareness about the development of the digital economy and digital innovations in Myanmar.
In SeriesⅡ, we discussed the following topics:
1. Digital Literacy for Market/Consumer
2. SME Tax Payment
3. Digital Payment for Consumer/Client
4. Digital Security for Consumer/Client and
5. Media and the Digital Sector
Participants divided into five groups for the five topics and discussed topics such as stakeholders in the Ecosystem, including beneficiaries, challenges, constraints. There was also discussion about how to overcome constraints for each of these topics.
Description of the Digital Dialog Platform
IHY has the wide network of startups, entrepreneurs, and investors, and works closely with them, IHY is in an excellent position to lead the creation of a digital dialog platform where people can get inspired, discuss a range of digital topics happening in Myanmar, and share skills and experiences. The platform will help to build good relations between stakeholders, including investors, startups, and ecosystem builders, as well as assisting policy makers from the public sector to improve digital sector policies while recognizing the important role that the government plays in the development of the digital economy. IHY sees close synergy between this proposed work and the current mission of FNF Myanmar.
What’s in it for you, the participant?
– Taking part in this event from the start will enable you to:
– Turn your challenges and needs into new opportunities
– Have a chance to advocate the public sector people focuses on digital sector
– Get to know the current digital policies and regulations and the future plans
– Learn from relevant best practices from other startups and experts
– Meet the investors
– Networking to build new partnerships and get inspired
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We will continue organizing more of series to further explore sustainable solutions to the challenges identified – in Series #3…. Watch for event timings and come join us!!!