Information Strategies for Societies in Transition

The Information Strategies for Societies in Transition program was developed to address the challenges Myanmar faces as it seeks to “catch-up” in the world’s most economically competitive region. The larger project has four major components: (1) building organizational capacity in civil society, political parties, the media, government ministries, and think tanks to design and implement effective and transparent information solutions; (2) developing and implementing mobile information literacy curricula; (3) growing the capacity of libraries to serve as trustworthy information hubs; and (4) piloting new platforms that tackle digital and information challenges in Myanmar. The program is supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Microsoft, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Tableau 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 (TASCHA) in the University of Washington’s Information School, and two partner organizations in Myanmar: the Myanmar Book Aid Preservation Foundation (MBAPF) and Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF).

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People & Organizations

  • Project Team
  • Partners
  • Chris Coward, Principal Research Scientist & TASCHA Director, Information School
  • Mike Crandall, Principal Research Scientist, Information School
  • Mary Callahan, Associate Professor of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Sara Curran, Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies & Director, UW Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Mary Kay Gugerty, Professor of Public Affairs, Director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center for Non-Profit Management, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
  • Jessica Beyer, Research Scientist, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Chris Rothschild, Research Analyst, Information School
  • Sheryl Day, Ph.D. Candidate, Information School
  • Dan Arnaudo, Center for Global Studies Research Fellow, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Melody Clark, Communications Specialist, Information School