Connecting Communities to Technology in Myanmar

In 2013, Myanmar stood on the edge of unprecedented change in access to information technology within the country. Mobile phone penetration was at a mere 7% but would increase to 85% in the next two years. This rapid expansion opened opportunities but also raised a lot of questions. How would communities first gain access to this technology? How would they learn the skills to use the technology? How would they navigate a rapidly changing environment? In this report, we explore what we learned from three years of collaboration with our network of 90 community technology hubs throughout Myanmar.