Many thanks to everyone for coming out to the May C4D Myanmar meet-up.
We were so pleased with the turn-out and were delighted to see familiar faces, as well as (and!) meet a whole new group of C4D practitioners who have just recently arrived in Yangon. Welcome to the group!
We had the wonderful opportunity to hear from Kyaw Sithu of Doh Eain and Naing from Search for Common Ground as they shared their learnings, reflections and key takeaways from the SBCC Summit in Bali. From meaningful youth engagement and the use of mobile phones for storytelling purposes to redefining public spaces to reduce violence in urban areas, it was clear that the Summit proved to be an incredibly enriching and inspiring knowledge and skills-sharing venue for all participants.
The C4D Myanmar group was lucky to have the chance to ask questions of Kyaw, Naing and other Summit attendees and brainstorm the best ways to incorporate Summit examples and best practices into the Myanmar country context. In the spirit of humility and learning, we also shared some honest reflections and lessons learned in our own C4D practices, inspiring the idea of a forthcoming ‘Fail Fest’! Stay tuned as we explore that idea further.
As a key takeaway, the C4D group agreed to review and comment the recently-drafted Summit Declaration:
We welcome the opportunity for everyone’s feedback, reflection and edits by midnight on Thursday, 10 May (please edit and comment directly into the google document). Katie and I will gather and compile all feedback and send the edited version to the Summit representatives on Friday, 11 May.
We will be in touch in the coming weeks with details of our next C4D June Meet-up, so stay tuned!
And as always, please help spread the word about our group and encourage your friends, colleagues and those in your network to take part.
Jessica and Katie