Myanmar

Koe Koe Tech

Technology

Women

Youth

Healthcare



Koe Koe Tech’s innovative apps are acting as a bridge for peace in Myanmar, leveraging the power of technology to democratize healthcare. These apps are designed to educate and connect underserved populations, particularly women, to affordable healthcare, contributing towards reduction of maternal mortality and infectious disease rates, encouraging behavior change for healthy living and stimulating rural markets by enabling purchase of low-cost, high quality medicine.

Koe Koe Tech’s ability to increase access to affordable healthcare in a scalable, sustainable way significantly reduces the economic burdens of healthcare – a key need in an economy emerging from conflict with a tremendous target market of 14 million families.

Recognizing the complimentary relationship between health and peace, where solutions to improve the former often address root causes of the later, Koe Koe Tech expedites recovery efforts by improving the nation’s resilience dividend experienced by a healthier workforce, improving socio-economic reconciliation and helping to prevent renewed outbreaks of violence in the region.

Michael Lwin Co-Founder & Managing DirectorMichael Lwin
Co-Founder & Managing Director

Dr. Yar Zar Min Htoo, Co-Founder & Chief Technical OfficerDr. Yar Zar Min Htoo
Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

“Koe Koe Tech’s vision for contributing to sustainable and inclusive peacebuilding is that, by just having a phone in their hands, women, youth, and the people of Myanmar can have access to high quality health information, health products, doctors, midwives, and health services to improve their health outcomes and a channel to discuss their health issues. Our work will expand beyond health and touch other areas of social impact, such as financial inclusion and civil society.”

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The Organisers

 

The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative by the N-Peace Network, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX).

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX)

IIX is a a leading organisation in the global impact investing space whose mission is to impact 100 million lives by 2020 by linking development with finance.

N-Peace Network

N-Peace is a UNDP-managed multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia advancing women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution, and peacebuilding.

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United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.