Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Lab
Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Lab is an exciting new project to harness the potential of Myanmar’s connectivity revolution. Phandeeyar is an “ICT Hub” where the tech community can come together with other parts of society – NGOs, businesses, and media – to build the tools and platforms to accelerate change and development in Myanmar.
Phandeeyar will have a co-working space and it will run programs to expand the pool of tech talent and to help organizations use technology to increase their impact. Events such as hackathons and app competitions will bring different communities together to spark the innovation that will move Myanmar forward. Phandeeyar is located in the heart of downtown Yangon in an almost 6000 square foot space overlooking Mahabandoola Gardens.
Phandeeyar was born out of Code for Change Myanmar, which organized the country’s first-ever hackathons. These hackathons highlighted the potential for social innovation in Myanmar. Phandeeyar’s backers include Internews, an international NGO that empowers people through access to news and information, and the Omidyar Network, the social venture fund established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
Interested in joining Phandeeyar? We’re hiring. Learn more here