As part of the seminar series on post-coup higher education landscape, Spring University Myanmar (SUM) will be organising a panel on 

“Exploring Ethnic Education Initiatives: Briefing and Updates.” 

Higher education representatives of the Kachin, Karen, Karenni, and Chin education providers will share updates about their education systems and discuss challenges, solutions, and potential collaboration areas with local and international stakeholders. If you are an academic, researcher, or a development partner interested to work with ethnic educators, you are cordially invited to join the discussion!

Date: Friday 18th August 2023

TIME: 9:00 – 10:30 AM (GMT + 7)


· Maw Mimar (Director, Karenni Education Department) 
· Aung Ko Ko Lin (Vice Chancellor, Kachin State Comprehensive University) 
· Hayso Thako (Head of Higher Education Bureau, Karen Education & Culture Department – KECD) 
· Auk Chin (Vice President, Chin State Education Board) 

Each speaker will deliver a 15-minute presentation, offering comprehensive briefings and updates on their respective initiatives. Following these presentations, we will dive into an engaging 30-minute Question and Answer session.

You can RSVP by scanning the QR code on the poster attached. Alternatively, registration is available through this link:  If you have specific questions you’d like to ask the speakers, please feel free to send them in advance. We’ll do our best to include them during the session. 

Exploring Ethnic Education Initiatives Webinar poster