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July 21, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm +0630
(UTC +6.5hrs)
Yangon, Yangon
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University of Medicine 1, Yangon
No.245, Myoma Kyaung Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Yangon, Yangon, 11131
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Min Thu Aung

Head of Business Sustainability & Special Projects, Telenor Myanmar
Min Thu Aung leads the Business Sustainability and Special Projects team at Telenor in Myanmar. Since 2016, he has been leading a programme that has educated over 300,000 youth in Myanmar in being responsible digital citizens on social media, with a focus on tackling the pervasive issue of hate speech. Prior to this, Min led a microfinance institution in Myanmar focusing on financial inclusion, and was a management consultant in the UK before his return to Myanmar in 2013. As a son of two expatriate Myanmar doctors, he was educated in the culturally diverse environments of Malaysia and the UK, where he personally witnessed how diversity can drive sustainable socioeconomic growth and social harmony. He believes that empowering future generations of Myanmar’s youth to appreciate diversity as responsible digital citizens and refrain from hate speech on Myanmar’s social media platforms will aid Myanmar in its ongoing reintegration into the global community after decades of isolation.

Nyan Kyal Say

Animation artist, Co-founder and production director of Pencell Animation Studio
Animation artist, Co-founder and production director of Pencell Animation Studio Nyan Kyal Say is the co-founder and production director of Pencell Animation Studio. He started learning and practicing animation since he was 10 years old. In 2015, he was introduced to the public with his debut award-winning short animated film “I Wanna Go to School”. In 2016, he made another short-animated film, “My Life I Don’t Want”, which won 39 awards and over 140 official selections from international film festivals, that is the national record. The film was screened together with Oscar winning and nominated films around the world. Currently, while he is producing more animated shorts together with Pencell Animation Studio, he is also trying to produce animated features and series.

Pascal Khoo Thwe

Pascal Khoo Thwe is a Myanmar author from the minority Padaung people, known for his autobiographic writings about growing up in Burma under military rule. His book, From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey, was awarded the Kiriyama Prize. he was born in Pekon, Shan State, Myanmar. He is the eldest of six sons and five daughters. His father died in 1996 in Thailand. By a chance encounter with Dr. John Casey, a Cambridge don, Khoo Thwe was rescued from the jungles of Burma where he and other student refugees were fighting Burmese soldiers for independence. In 1991, Khoo Thwe enrolled in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he received his BA in English literature in 1995. Khoo Thwe's autobiographical book "From the Land of Green Ghosts" was published by Harper-Collins in 2002. He currently resides in London.

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