Available Now: Data for Decision-Making Curriculum

June 7, 2019

Supporting organizations and communities to more effectively and responsibly use data for decision-making requires a comprehensive approach that provides tools to develop a robust data culture. Creation of this support should be approached in ways that are locally relevant and respect local knowledge and decision-making systems. That’s why TASCHA’s work in data for decision-making (D4D) strives…

Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation Honored

November 15, 2018

Our friends at the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF) received the 2018 Gender Empowerment and Innovation Award from Information Society Innovative Fund (ISIF) Asia. ISIF annually recognizes organizations and groups doing impactful work in social and economic development related to internet access and growth. MBAPF’s project, “Equal Access to Information Society Myanmar,” worked…

Data for Decision Making completes first implementation in Myanmar

March 6, 2018

From November 27 – 29, the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBPAF) conducted the first full implementation of the Data for Decision Making curriculum in Yangon, Myanmar. The curriculum, developed collaboratively by TASCHA and MBAPF, builds the capabilities of research organizations, government ministries, and civil society organizations (CSOs) to collect, analyze, and use quality…

Opportunity to study in Myanmar now OPEN!

January 22, 2018

Applications are now open for a new study abroad program to Myanmar directed by UW iSchool Assistant Professor Nic Weber and TASCHA’s Chris Rothschild. This program provides students a unique opportunity to visit Myanmar, which until 2011 was one of the world’s most politically isolated countries. Students will experience the rapidly transforming information and political environment through…

Data for Decision Making implementation in Yangon

November 21, 2017

From November 27 – 29, the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBPAF) will conduct the first full implementation of the Data for Decision Making curriculum in Yangon, Myanmar. Approximately 30 individuals from the following government ministries and civil society organizations will participate: Ministry of Information Ministry of Education Mandalay City Development Committee Union Civil Service Board Statistic…

Supporting data-driven decision making in Myanmar through Advanced Tableau training

May 26, 2017

From April 24th through 26th, 25 professionals from several government and non-profit organizations in Myanmar convened to participate in an Advanced Tableau training and discuss how data can best be collected, analyzed, and used for decision making. As part of TASCHA’s Data for Democracy (D4D) project, the event was made possible thanks to financial support…

Mobile Information Literacy: The ripple effect in Myanmar

January 23, 2017

The Mobile Information Literacy project is a growing collection of training materials that are designed to adapt to community and individual needs. The first MIL curriculum was introduced in Myanmar in 2015, and we are now beginning to see the resounding effects this educational program has had which far exceed the expectations of TASCHA and…

Data for Democracy project supports Myanmar’s emerging data environment

January 3, 2017

The spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) alone does not necessarily lead to a well-informed society. As TASCHA’s Data for Democracy (D4D) project substantiated during its first year in Myanmar, implementation of new technologies and technical skills to support the use of data for better decision making is only as effective as the data…

Myanmar information symposium paves the way for change

September 27, 2016

Myanmar is undergoing unprecedented changes — politically, culturally, digitally — all while moving from a highly-censored information environment to embracing openness and freedom of information. The country’s digital revolution includes leaping over numerous “digital divides” propelled by the widespread use of smartphones and growing pervasiveness of the internet. TASCHA co-sponsored a Myanmar information symposium just…

Event: Towards a Mobile Information Literacy framework

May 12, 2016

iSchool PhD candidate and Technology & Social Change Group’s (TASCHA) Sheryl Day will be presenting at an iSchool Research Conversation about our Mobile Information Literacy work in Myanmar.