John Hiu Fai MakUChicago Obama Scholars 2018-2019
Co-founder, MM Community
HONG KONG, PRC/MYANMAR
John is the co-founder of MM Community (MMC), a Myanmar-based social enterprise that allows the Government of Myanmar to crowdsource via reduced-interest government bonds for local infrastructure and services. Through this participatory model, citizens can influence planning decisions in their neighborhood. Aiming to bridge the gap between government and citizens, MMC promotes inclusive approaches in government planning and community development. John’s goal is to be a champion for inclusive policy making, fostering collaboration between governments and civil society.