Team ELMO engages civil society organizations in Yangon

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Program Associate Elijiah Lewien and Intern Francisca Gilmore explain how ELMO can work for civil society members in Myanmar.

At the invitation of several civil society organizations in Myanmar, the ELMO Team held a one-day training on the Carter Center’s observation methodology, use of democratic election standards, and ELMO’s data collection and analysis application. Sixteen representatives from nine organizations, including Enlightened Myanmar Research, the New Myanmar Foundation, and the Pandita Development Institute, attended the ELMO team training held on March 9 in Yangon.

The training generated conversation about the challenges in adopting communications technology for use in election monitoring or voter education and provided hands-on training on the ELMO platform. Afterward, several groups after the training expressed interest in continuing building partnership through the Center’s Open ELMO community. We look forward to seeing how these civil society organizations incorporate technology to better bolster change in Myanmar in the coming year!