PROSPECT BURMA DISCUSSION EVENING – CAN EDUCATION BE A GAME-CHANGER IN MYANMAR?

Panel of experts will discuss how education can promote lasting change in Myanmar. What are the challenges facing education in Myanmar currently? Whom does the system serve, and who is left behind by it? What needs to change to make education work for the next generation of young people in Myanmar? Have your say and engage with experts on the future of education in Myanmar.

Prospect Burma will also be showing our new film before the discussion, and you will have a chance to mingle with drinks and at a three-course dinner with wine following the event to talk over these key issues in greater depth.

Prospect Burma is a non-political charitable organisation which provides education to Burmese students around the world, regardless of religious or ethnic background, with the aim of gaining vital skills and expertise which they will take back to the country.

The Speakers:

Ja Htoi Pan is Associate Director of the Kachinland Research Center in Myitkyina.  She is a trained Anthropologist with many years of experience researching on conflict and its relation to social issues in Myanmar. Ja Htoi is currently studying for a MSc in Social Anthropology (Learning and Cognition) as a Chevening Scholar at the LSE. She will be focussing her discussion on Kachin education.

Jon Gregson is Director of Development Dreamers Ltd and is currently based in UK. Jon was one of the founding fellows of the University of London Centre for Distance Education, and his recent projects have included contributing to higher education strategy development in Myanmar and Ghana working as a member of Open University UK teams..

Su Wint Wah is a current Prospect Burma scholar studying an MA in Globalisation, Business and Development at the University of Sussex. She will be talking about her experience in education in Myanmar and the changes that need to be made to the system.

Dr Anne Hollinshead is the Director of Academic Studies in the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick. Anne’s background is in education studies, and she has a particular passion for inclusive practice, inclusive pedagogy, social justice disability and additional needs. She will be focussing her discussion on special educational needs education in Myanmar.