Our Myanmar accelerator ran from September 2020-January 2021. With the generous support of the Myanmar Foundation for Analytic Education, which has been supporting innovative education efforts in Myanmar for nearly two decades, we convened 20 emerging environmental leaders to build leadership skills, gain critical knowledge of Myanmar's environmental challenges, and create action plans for team projects. As part of the training, we organized workshops, speakers, and panels from leading environmental experts in Myanmar and across the region. They shared content on the following subjects:
- Community Building
- Civic Engagement
- Leadership Development
- Creative Problem Solving
- Urban and Household Composting
- Storytelling for Change
- Government and Development Agency Strategies for Addressing Conservation and Climate Change
- Urban Water and Sanitation Services
- Responsible Business for Environmental Awareness
- Climate and Energy
The participants self-organized into four teams, which received funding for group projects in their communities.
The teams addressed consumption habits, household composting, environmental education in primary and secondary schools, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene). Collectively, they impacted more than 1,000 community members across nearly all of Myanmar's administrative divisions.