Following the field work in Myanmar, CKS hosted a collaborative brainstorming workshop on 28th JuneÂ 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 forÂ over a monthÂ doing ethnography. We were joined by our clientsÂ Rohan, Helani, Ayesha, Nilusha, Ranmalee and Phyu Phyu fromÂ LIRNEasia, Partho from Center for Policy and Research, Vignesh from IIT, Delhi and Benjamin and Michi from Zen Research, Myanmar.
NamrataÂ 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.
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 andÂ bringing in expertise to the table resulted inÂ 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 soonÂ along with the short film.