ABOUT LANN PYA
Lann Pya is the result of an innovative collaboration between MyJustice and Koe Koe Tech that we hope will help to inform, connect and empower the people of Myanmar, and build trust between communities, government and non-governmental legal service providers.
Myanmar faces many challenges on its journey towards democratic governance and modern society, including a breakdown of trust between communities and the government especially when it comes to ensuring all people are able to obtain equal access to justice.
Fundamental to renewing public trust in institutions is re-establishing the proper role of law as a tool for protection, and ensuring that people have access to the information they need to educate themselves and take action to resolve their justice related problems.
Rapid changes in adoption of new technologies in Myanmar make possible innovations in how we tackle development challenges. In a time where Myanmar’s mobile phone technology is now available in most communities across the country, initiatives like Lann Pya can help democratize access to essential information about law and rights and connect justice seekers to lawyers and governmental and non-governmental institutions that can help them.
Lann Pya means Show the Way in Myanmar language, and that’s what we hope this app can do: help to show the way to a more-just, equitable and democratic Myanmar.
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"The MyJustice programme, funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council, aims to equip the people of Myanmar with the knowledge, confidence and opportunities to resolve conflicts fairly, equitably and justly. Working together with local communities, MyJustice seeks to have a lasting impact on the way disputes are resolved and justice is delivered, especially for the poor, vulnerable and marginalised.
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ABOUT KOE KOE TECH
Koe Koe Tech Co. Ltd is is a Myanmar IT Social Enterprise which develops software and smartphone applications to address key social issues in the fields of Health, Law and Governance. The company is particularly well positioned to take advantage of the high smartphone penetration in Myanmar, and rapidly scale-up development solutions throughout the country. Koe Koe Tech has won the Echoing Green, Unreasonable Institute, Cordes, Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI), SPRING Accelerator, and Frontier Innovators fellowships. KoeKoeTech is intentionally Myanmar-centric and diverse by design, following the principle that best solutions are locally made and driven, and that diversity is a strength for Myanmar, not a weakness.
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ABOUT EUROPEAN UNION
The European Union (EU) has 144 delegations and offices around the world to represent the EU and its citizens. In Myanmar, a fully-fledged EU Delegation was opened in 2013 and is located in Yangon. The Delegation's main tasks are to strengthen EU-Myanmar relations by engaging in political dialogue, supporting the development and delivery of humanitarian aid, overseeing trade issues and promoting cultural exchange. Through our constant engagement with the government and international partners we ensure effective coordination of international support to Myanmar's democratic transition.
ABOUT BRITISH COUNCIL
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of its income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of its funding is received from the UK government.
The Lann Pya Access to Justice Mobile Application was developed with the generous support of the European Union through the MyJustice Programme implemented by the British Council in partnership with social enterprise Koe Koe Tech Co. Ltd.
MyJustice and Koe Koe Tech were supported by numerous governmental and non-governmental organisations and individuals in the development of the LannPya application. We also greatly appreciate the many individuals who provided user testing and feedback on content to strengthen the usefulness of the app for ordinary people.
In particular, we wish to acknowledge the contributions of:
- Union Attorney General’s Office
- Office of the Supreme Court
- Myanmar Police Force
- International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
- Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar
- Mandalay Bar Association
- Mawlamyaing Bar Association
- Shan State Bar Association
- Yangon Bar Association
- Sagaing Region Legal Aid Board
- Mandalay Region Legal Aid Board
- Bago Region Legal Aid Board
- Mon State Legal Aid Board
- Yangon Justice Affairs and Rule of Law Centres Coordination Body
- International Bridges to Justice (IBJ)
- Mawlamyaing Justice Centre
- Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
- Yangon Justice Centre
- Myanmar Book Aid & Preservation Foundation
- Eden Ministry
- Justice Base
- Braveheart Foundation
- Azuri Creative.