COVID-19 and 2020 Elections Data Challenges

This project has ended

At a glance:


Phandeeyar Foundation


July 2020 to December 2020



Thematic Area?

Transparency & Accountability


Open Innovation Platform


8 & 9

COVID-19 and 2020 Elections Data Challenges

COVID-19 and 2020 Election Data Challenges will promote transparency and provide a centralised platform to quickly deliver impactful data solution and products for the fight against COVID-19 and contingencies.

The project will contribute to foster a resilient, highly-skilled and collaborative data community in Myanmar. In so doing, it will nurture a collaborative platforms that will provide spaces for meaningful exchange between members of the Myanmar data community to work together for solutions and products for the fight against COVID-19 and other challenges relating to 2020 election.


During project implementation three data challenges around the COVID-19 and 2020 election topics will be organised including the following activities:

  • Project launch
  • Information session
  • The coaching of participants
  • The Creation of a dedicated page to showcase the Products
  • Developing two new features for the Open Innovation Platform like the access to past challenges data, leaderboard of participants, et cetera


Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is an innovation lab that is spearheading the use of technology to accelerate change and development in Myanmar. Phandeeyar invests in local technology startups, trains new entrepreneurs and builds the pool of tech talent. Phandeeyar also helps civic and social entrepreneurs, CSOs and independent media use technology to increase their impact and runs a co-working space out of its 10,500 square foot space located in the heart of downtown Yangon.

Phandeeyar offers hands-on and hands-off support for the portfolio startups as well as uprising new founders and startups all seasons, welcoming talented and like-minded founders to accelerate change in Myanmar Tech Ecosystem together. Moreover, the organization has been providing human resources, financial resources and its network to promising Tech startups in Myanmar and enabling an environment for tech startups would benefit long term Myanmar’s economic development.