20 - 22 November

    Yangon, Myanmar

  • The Social innovation weekend was the inaugural event of the myanmar social innovation lab. Participants enjoyed an exciting weekend of networking, learning, brainstorming, mentorship, and competing for the best idea to help prevent flooding disasters in Myanmar.

    during the weekend, participants formed teams and developed new, innovative ideas for preventing future flooding disasters in Myanmar--with a focus on ensuring that children are protected + safe during future crises.

    At the end of the weekend, teams pitched their ideas to impress our panel of distinguished judges! A winning team was selected to receive follow-on mentorship through the social innovation lab to develop their idea into a viable product!

  • The Myanmar Social Innovation Lab aims to convene, connect, and mobilize passionate individuals, organizations, and communities across Myanmar in pursuit of a common goal: a better future for all.

    The  Lab is an open, collaborative platform that brings academia, business, civil society, communities, and governments together to create sustainable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing children and youth. In this way, the Lab bridges a central Gap in the existing innovation ecosystem in Myanmar

    The Lab model creates opportunities for young people, who have a unique insight into the challenges that affect their communities, to team up with local leaders to develop creative and sustainable solutions.

    want to join the myanmar social innovation lab community? send us a note today!

    The Social Innovation Lab also engages all of these constituents with UNICEF and its local and global networks of partners to facilitate best-in-class thinking, practices and applications necessary to enable and expedite systemic, sustainable change at scale.

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    We were honored to have a tremendous group of esteemed judges for our inaugural Social Innovation Weekend. Learn more about them here!

    Professor Dr. Aung Tun Thet

    President’s Economic Advisor

    H.E. Lee Baek-soon

    Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

    Daw Thida Thant

    Managing Director

    New Link Marketing Ltd.

    Rochelle Ardesher

    Co-Founder and President, pointB Myanmar

     Bertrand Bainvel


    UNICEF Myanmar

  • Partners

    The Social Innovation Weekend was made possible with support from these partners.

    unite for children

    For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been working to positively change the lives of Myanmar’s children. Through its strong working relationship with the Government of Myanmar over the decades and significant engagement with other stakeholders, UNICEF is positioning itself to continue and strengthen its efforts to improve children’s lives.

    PHY is Myanmar's first start-up incubator, running awesome programs which have helped Myanmar entrepreneurs launch scalable, sustainable, and impactful businesses.

    Kanaung Hub

    Co-working space and incubation center located in the heart of Myanmar ICT Park.

    innovate for children

    UNICEF Innovation is an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work. We build and scale innovations that improve children’s lives around the world.

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    Myanmar Social Innovation Lab website