A meetup on “Using Data To Report On the Environment” was held at Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Lab on October 5, 2016. Key purpose of the meetup was to discuss on the how open data and mapping could help better manage vital natural resources. Beth Walker UK Director and Editor from thethirdpole.net, and Tar Yar Maung of Tanintharyi Natural Resource Watch and ALARM/EcoDev, were the key speakers at the event.
Beth shared about Open Data and Mapping from an Environmental Journalists’s perspective while Tar Yar Maung discussed about collecting and sharing data related to Natural Resources based on her rich local experiences.
The event was attended by 31 participants, many of whom were journalists who interesting in data journalism. Both Local and International media houses attended the event.