The launch of the Myanmar version of Information lives of the poor, a book featuring LIRNEasia research among others, is featured in the latest issue of the IDRC Asia Office newsletter.
The Burmese edition of Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty With Technology was launched in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, Burma, in July 2014. Part of IDRC’s in_focus collection, the book explores the poverty reduction impacts of the exploding use of mobile phones in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Many stakeholders of the rapidly growing ICT sector in Burma attended the two launches. The Canadian Ambassador to Burma, H.E. Mark McDowell, and the Director of IDRC’s Asia regional office, Dr Anindya Chatterjee, participated in the Yangon event. The Nay Pyi Taw ceremony took place in the presence of Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology U Thaung Tin and government officials.