EPIC Showcase – a Grand Finale

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EPIC Showcase
Today, our guest blog post is from Laura Smitheman, Programs & Innovation Director with our partners at Impact Hub Phnom Penh. They ran the EPIC one year startup incubator program from 2016-2017, and Laura will highlight some of the key lessons learned and pieces of advice captured from all the EPIC Ventures that recently completed […]
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Edemy Makes Quality English Classes Accessible and Affordable for Rural Students

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By Socheata VINH Communications Assistant Development Innovations “When we started conducting workshops about applying for scholarships from the provinces, we found out that students in remote areas lacked the English skills that are key to winning these scholarships,” describes Sovann Srun, co-founder of Edemy, a startup working to provide high quality English teaching resources for […]
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Retrospective: Launch of Business Information Platform by SHE Investments

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On Thursday, August 31th, 2017, with support from USAID’s Development Innovations and EZECOM, SHE Investments launched a Business Information Platform called Ngeay Ngeay, which aims to provide female entrepreneurs with the information and tools they need to overcome barriers in business and increase their participation in, and contribution to, the formal economy. Increasingly, Cambodians are […]
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Tips and Tricks for Design

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By Sophat CHY Digital Design Specialist Development Innovations As a Digital Design Specialist at Development Innovations and a trainer in design within our Social Media Training, I want to share some tips and tricks in design based on my experience in basic digital design. These tips will give you some ideas about what I think […]
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Demystifying the Elements of Digital Design

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By Sophat CHY Digital Design Specialist Development Innovations Hi all! My name is Sophat CHY. I work as a Digital Design Specialist at Development Innovations and I also teach the design element of DI’s Social Media Training.  Graphic design is an important communication tool, and a new and efficient way to communicate your idea and […]
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Online Fundraising Gains Popularity and Delivers Results for Phare Ponleu Selpak

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By Socheata VINH Communications Assistant Development Innovations Many Cambodian civil society organizations are dedicated to identifying and solving problems for people at the grassroots level. In addition to commitment and effort, financial support is vital to sustain their work and help them deliver the best programming. As donors’ budgets decrease in Cambodia, funding is one […]
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Tips to Leverage Funding from the Private Sector

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By Vibol THENG Deputy Chief of Party Development Innovations Getting private sector to co-fund your social good project is not easy, but it isn’t impossible. At USAID’s Development Innovations (DI), leveraging private sector funding to address Cambodian development challenges with technology is one of our core activities. Therefore, when I first joined DI as the […]
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Why Do We Care about User Research?

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By Vantharith OUM ICT4D Advisor Development Innovations Here at Development Innovations, we help our partners better understand technology, and how they can use it in their daily work. However, technology is not magic; it’s simply a tool, and won’t guarantee us any success unless intended users are happy and using the tool. Users are beneficiaries […]
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First Person Interview with Video Trainee Horn Ken

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By Leng TRI Communications Specialist Development Innovations We believe our products and services at Development Innovations (DI) are only as good as their usefulness. We regularly check in with our paying clients, partners and grantees to see what we could be doing better, and what is working well for them. This is a short interview […]
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