A civic engagement app for Myanmar’s young people

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We have seen a number of organizations using digital technology to engage citizens with local or national politics. CitizenLab, for example, is a Belgium civic engagement platform that brings the town meeting online. Now, New Niti is an app for Android smartphones, which aims to teach Myanmar's young people about civil responsibilities and encourage critical thinking. The app was created by civil society group OneWorld and is named after the Pali world for knowledge. It includes a number of features including songs, cartoons, animation, quizzes and surveys, designed to elicit interest in citizenship, democracy, elections, rule of law and peace.…

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