Myanmar Innovation Lab
VR Digital Library of East-West Center Alumni
360ed is providing policy advice, conducting teachers training and applying technological innovation to pedagogy in Myanmar. Their work had been recognized by UNESCO and received an award for innovation in digital technologies in February 2018 at UNESCO headquarter in Paris.
By piggy-backing the biggest asset of EWC, 360ed plans to initiate building a digital library of EWC alumni who are leading change. Starting with alumni from Myanmar and Indonesia, impact stories in various part of the Asia Pacific regions will showcase how EWC has transformed and contributed to regional and global development via their change agents.
360ed is capturing the best examples of impact stories on the ground with Virtual Reality cameras to build a digital library to inspire new prospective students and to share with existing alumni body of how other professional peers are leading change. Low cost $2 cardboard pair with existing smartphones are a great tool for experiencing different impact stories.
Using VR as an empathy machine, 360ed develops stories, film, narrate and curate potentially into a digital library that the world can cherish. With support from EWC alumni directory, Myanmar iLab (Innovation Lab) will lead with stories in Myanmar and Indonesia then spread it to the world
Hla Hla Win is an EWC alumnus from Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) 2013. She is on a mission to democratize quality education by leveraging Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and other mobile phone technologies. After completing a Public Administration master’s degree at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, she started running an educational technology venture based out of the NASA Research center in Silicon Valley. Hla Hla is now heading Myanmar office and working on EdTech projects dedicated to bringing scalable, immediate, and exponential impacts in transforming national education and beyond.
Ranitya Nurlita has been volunteering and active in youth development and environmental activities for over 7 years in order to pursue her dream of becoming an entrepreneur in environmentalism. She has received numerous awards: the Inspiring Student of the Year IPB 2015, Best Presentation of the 2015 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES) by UNEP and Tongji University-Shanghai, the first Alumni Leadership Impact Award (ALIA) East West Center on Environment 2015, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) on Environmental Issues 2014, Winner of YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants Competition 2014, Top 20 Youth for Arctic 2015, Student Creativity Program funded by the Ministry of Education Republic of Indonesia in 2013 and 2014, as well as many other awards.
Ranitya has shown great commitment and initiative to make change by becoming part of an Indonesian Delegation in international youth forums in various countries Ranitya also become the Youth Ambassador of Goodwill for participating the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) 2016.
Currently, Ranitya is External Engagement Manager Greeneration Foundation, Founder of ASEAN Reusable Bag Campaign. She also acts as an advisor to Youth for Climate Change Indonesia and to the National Team of Indonesia Bebas Sampah (Indonesia Zero Waste Movement). She actively speaks on environmental issues, and volunteers in various green and social activities.
This Myanmar Innovation Lab is being run by 360ed and is funded by East-West Center.