Social Impact Project for Impact Measurement for Urban Regeneration in Myanmar


How This Works

In the MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship, you will learn how to advance your for-good career while getting hands on experience on projects like this one.

Project Description and Impact

Our organization was established early 2017, when it started work on the restoration of privately owned heritage while undertaking small adjacent public space upgrade projects. Since this inception 2,5 years ago, our organization has grown significantly, now employing approximately 35 staff including architects, urban designers, researchers and community engagement officers. Its successes include:

  • 20 heritage spaces saved, restored and under management, also leading to increased livelihoods for families who are able to rent their properties at higher rates

  • Over 10,000 square meters of waste or neglected space brought back into public usage. This includes 8 alleyways cleaned and restored, the upgrade of 2 street areas, and 3 play area/park projects, all with close participation of residents

  • Capacity building through many impact days, walking tours and talk series, as well as the deeper engagement of over 1000 volunteers in the delivery of work.

These activities and successes are impacting Yangon in a number of ways. Understanding and demonstrating this impact is crucial for our organization to prove the value of what what our work can offer, while also identifying areas of strength or weakness so that we can continue to learn, improve and adjust course. As an organisation and as part of our commitments to our investors and clients, we seek to create impact in the following 8 main areas.

  • Sense of Place
  • Access to Safe and inclusive Public Spaces

  • Social Cohesion

  • Healthier Communities

  • Ecological Impact

  • Economic Vibrancy

  • Sense of Agency and Ability to Shape One’s Environment 

  • Increased Capacity for Restoration and Placemaking

Due to time and financial restraints, so far we have only been collecting data in a more ad-hoc fashion, and mostly only on the output level. We are looking for an expert to help us bring this monitoring and evaluation to the next level. 

Learning Opportunity

By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.

Accommodation

We can either accommodate you in one of our heritage spaces (depending on openings) or we will host you in an apartment / room. Accommodation provided will be near our office right in the middle of bustling downtown Yangon.

Additional Benefits

This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative organisation and share in our vision to make Yangon Asia’s most livable urban place – environmentally, economically, socially and culturally. We work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment with opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects and topic areas, both individually and on project teams. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to employ and retain a diverse, inclusive workforce. We will accommodate special needs that any staff may require.

Virtual

This project accepts virtual experteers.

About the Hosting Organization

Doh Eain is a For-profit with social mission working on Architecture & Planning.

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