Saturday workshops? Not dull anymore!

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Yoga followed by a quick round of Taboo.

Following the field work in Myanmar, CKS hosted a collaborative brainstorming workshop on 28th June at the Vihara Innovation Campus to understand the Information and Knowledge needs of poor Micro Entrepreneurs in Myanmar, a project Shruti, Namrata, Georgy and I have been involved in since April and were on the field for over a month doing ethnography. We were joined by our clients Rohan, Helani, Ayesha, Nilusha, Ranmalee and Phyu Phyu from LIRNEasia, Partho from Center for Policy and Research, Vignesh from IIT, Delhi and Benjamin and Michi from Zen Research, Myanmar.

Namrata started the workshop with a warm up session of Yoga followed by a short round of Taboo. I screened a short film-a compilation of the videos that I took during my stay in Myanmar. Shruti finally began the presentation which continued for the rest of the day. Here are some stills from the workshop.

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Stills from the presentation #1.

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Stills from the presentation #2.

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The presentation triggered a discussion among the participants.

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Participants going over some of the data presented in flow maps.

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Consolidating the day long activity through post-its.

The workshop ended at 6 p.m and went really well. The warm up session in the morning helped a lot and was one of a kind. Having people from across the borders and bringing in expertise to the table resulted in a good exchange of information and analysis and in my experience is what CKS does best. We will now be writing the final report which will be up on our website soon along with the short film.

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