Space for Community Learning, Dialogue + Engagement

Platforms for Collaboration

In partnership with Mawlamyine University (Myanmar’s third largest university), the Design-Thinking Center for Community Engagement offers a space where diverse groups — including the community, civil society organizations, government, donors and business — come together to collaborate, access information, strengthen capacity, engage in peace talks and create new solutions for community development. In this space, multi-ethnic change agents facilitate workshops, trainings and discussions using design-thinking and visual meeting techniques. 

Trainees will emerge from the Design-Thinking Center for Community Engagement as tangible change agents, who will facilitate the creation of new platforms for collaboration between diverse social, ethnic, gender and political groups. In addition, pointB is building new platforms for technical expertise, which will empower local populations to collaborate directly with experts from pointB, frog design, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and other project partners. These human-centered platforms will promote learning, dialogue and engagement toward a shared vision for Myanmar.