First Person Interview with Video Trainee Horn Ken

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 with one of our video course trainees […]
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STEM Festival Inspires Cambodian Youth to Become Innovators

The 3rd Cambodia Science & Engineering Festival (#CSEF2017) was a big success, attracting more than 23,000 people over the three days at the beautiful Olympic Stadium, an iconic building from the 1960s designed by renowned Cambodian architect Van Molyvann. In early March, the festival participants enjoyed action-packed events, hands-on booths to test technologies like our […]
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Grandfather Prey Lang Connects People to the Jungle

LokTa Prey Lang
We love telling stories with video, one of the most powerful and popular communication mediums in Cambodia. This video highlights stunning scenes, animals, and plants from Prey Lang forest in northern Cambodia. It tells a short story about the design and creation of the Lokta Prey Lang លោកតា ព្រៃឡង់ character by a consortium of stakeholders, […]
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Women in ICT4D? Cambodian Role Models are All Around

Woman's Day
One popular old Khmer proverb says “Women can only stay around the kitchen”.  We think this is pretty limiting, and not true of the vibrant, diverse tech and innovation communities we see growing in Cambodia. Through our programming, we are working to modernize this phrase with our own twist, and twist it around to reflect […]
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The Power of Digital Design

Digital design is a skill which requires computers and other technology tools to help a designer create digital images. You need it to design memes, a website or a game graphic. To me, it is a communication tool between the designer and the viewer. Based on the demand for good design work in event promotion […]
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6 Things to Do Today to Market Your NGO’s Work in Cambodia

Many of our partners and clients tell us they don’t have the time or money to market themselves or their products, but they struggle getting their name and mission out to a wider audience and attracting funding. These days, clever marketing is important to help you stand out, but it doesn’t have to cost a […]
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Technovation: A New Generation of Tech Leaders

Sotheavy, our Video Advisor, made this video blog (vlog) to talk about how perceptions of the roles of women and girls are changing in Cambodia. She features some of the young enthusiastic girls from this year’s orientation workshop for Technovation Cambodia 2017. This program gives girls a chance to learn some of the practical skills […]
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Get to Know Your Users: Why It Matters

In this vlog our Video Advisor Sotheavy follows Vantharith, our ICT4D Advisor, as he introduces user testing, explains why it is important for your tech project and share tips on how to run a user testing session. He meets our partner Children In Families (CIF), a Cambodian NGO working on child welfare and child rights […]
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EPIC Entrepreneurs: A Fresh Look at Incubators for Social Businesses

In 2016, we partnered with Impact Hub Phnom Penh to launch Cambodia’s first one-year social business incubation program, aimed at providing resources and training for aspiring social start-ups. We view this project as a test to see how a formal incubator program to support social entrepreneurs works for Cambodians. This project is one of our […]
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