Grantee: World Education, Inc.
Technical Providers: CamMob
Technology Solution: Android-based learning tools
This project funded the development of a digital literacy assessment tool for the Total Reading Approach for Children (TRAC) project's Continuous Assessment System (CAS). The assessment app promoted teacher understanding and used of the CAS as a diagnostic tool for student learning. The CAS App also facilitated teacher and student use and understand of technology in the classroom.
Success Story: TEST Application Cultivates Reading Culture for Young Cambodians
Grantee: People In Need Cambodia
USAID Cambodia, 17 Triggers
Technical Providers: Open Institute
Technology Solution: Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for maternal & child care messages
This project funded the development of a mobile phone-based Interactive Voice Response (IVR) tool to bring pre-recorded messages about maternal and child care directly to pregnant women and new mothers through curated voice-messages.
Success Story: Scaling Up Mobile Health Services to Expectant and New Mothers in Cambodia
Grantee: Open Institute
Technology Solution: Research paper on Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology on Khmer language
A research project with Open Institute to define the priorities, the strategy, the tools and the work that needs to be done to achieve high quality Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology for Khmer. OCR technology would enable indexation of large amounts of information in Khmer language and make scanned documents searchable.
Grantee: ALiEN DEV
USAID Cambodia, EZECOM, Cellcard, Wing, myTEB, Sabay
Technical Providers: ALiEN DEV
Technology Solution: Khmer Keyboard for Android smartphones
This project focused on the development of a mobile application by social enterprise ALiEN DEV to improve speed of typing in Khmer script. The app allows more Cambodians to communicate via mobile phones in their native language.
Success Story: Giving Cambodians a Digital Voice
Grantee: Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)
USAID Cambodia, EZECOM
Technical Providers: EZECOM
Technology Solution: Secured server to store and preserve Khmer Rouge documentations
The project funded a safe and reliable digital storage solution for DC-Cam’s digital archive of historical materials. The archive includes photos (20,000 historical photos & 157,000 field trip photos), videos (108 Khmer Rouge regime videos & 318 interview videos with Khmer Rouge cadres & survivors), audio (4,499 interview audio with Khmer Rouge cadres & survivors) and written documentation (14,567 documents equal to a total of 100,503 pages) from the Khmer Rouge period.
Success Story: Public-Private Partnership Safeguards Digital History
Grantee: Cambodian Center for Human Rights
Technical Providers: Endorphine Concept Digital Solutions
Technology Solution: Content development including videos & infographics on land rights
This project funded the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) to develop online interactive content for its Human Rights Education Platform to help increase knowledge among Cambodian urban youths on key rights issues in Cambodia. The first module was on land rights: www.sithi.org/landrights.
Success Story: Land Rights Platform Delivers Accessible Educational Tools and Quizzes
Grantee: Cambodian Center for Independent Media
Technology Solution: Open source mobile app and a platform for concerned citizen journalists to report news on the field
This project supported the design and development of a tool for Cambodian Center for Independent Media's citizen journalists (CJs) to collect, report, and track local issues from around the country. The reporting tool aimed to increase coverage of these local issues by linking Cambodian and international media outlets to these stories quickly and efficiently.
Grantee: Action IEC
USAID Cambodia, Cellcard, Wing, Acleda Bank
Technical Providers: Rotati Consulting
Technology Solution: Crowdfunding platform for fundraising social initiatives
This project funded the development of TosFund, meaning Let's Fund in Khmer, an online fundraising and crowdfunding platform for Cambodia. The funding tool built campaigning capacities for development initiatives (especially for Cambodian CSOs), provided practical payment outlets for civic fundraising efforts, and helped test online fundraising tools through Cambodia-based payment systems.
Success Story: Crowdfunding Platform Boosts Shrinking Budgets for Civic Projects
Blog Post: Online Fundraising Gains Popularity and Delivers Results for Phare Ponleu Selpak
Grantee: PACT Cambodia
USAID Cambodia, AMARA, Village Support Group, Anakut Kumar, Phnom Srey Organization, My Village
Technology Solution: Mobile app for issue tracking at local government level
This project funded a platform to track citizen issues and government response online, and tested the development of a digital tool to track and share information about citizens' priorities at the commune level.
Grantee: Rotati Consulting
Technology Solution: Online directory of tech service providers catering for CSO community
This project funded Rotati Consulting to create CamboSearch.org, a go-to online directory and resource where organizations can search for and find relevant technology and service companies that can help with their technology needs. The directory lists service providers that produce technology (i.e. websites, apps, databases), create content and conduct training on new technologies.
Success Story: Hands-on Training and Internship Deliver Job and Fill Workforce Gap
Grantee: Aide et Action Cambodia
USAID Cambodia, Facebook
Technical Providers: Biz Solution
Technology Solution: Inclusive education website and a web portal on Facebook's Free Basics platform
This project funded a website to provide educational resources for teachers, school directors, District and Provincial offices of Education (PoE/DoE) and parents. Through Facebook's Free Basics platform, the site aims to reach marginalized and out of school children, and connect them to online resources and school-based resources.
Grantee: Children In Families (CIF)
Technology Solution: Open-source case management system for child care program
Pilot: This project designed a child care information system that will help NGO Children In Families' social workers and local authorities provide high quality care for children in adversity. The system helps users track how the children are being cared for across the country, and provides an electronic mechanism for anonymous feedback relating to care conditions and issues with local authorities. Expanding and Scaling: This grant supports NGO Children in Families (CIF) to expand and scale their Childcare Information System. This project aims to help build in the functionality that will allow CIF to host and adapt this software for other NGOs as a revenue source.
Success Story: Scaling a User-Friendly Child Care Case Management System
Grantee: ARC Hub PNH
Technical Providers: ARC Hub PNH
Technology Solution: New product design & product development course
This project created a cohort of young Cambodian product designers and entrepreneurs with the confidence and ability to take their ideas from concept to market. After the training, the students have built quality product prototypes in 3D and CAD design and have the confidence to become design entrepreneurs.
Success Story: DoyDoy: The Story of A Startup
Feature Story: Think Global, Make Local and 3D Printing Propels Young Cambodians into the Future
Grantee: Advocacy and Policy Institute
Technology Solution: Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system & mobile app to provide transparent public services' procedures & fees
This project tested a tool to make public service prices more available through interactive voice response technology (IVR), which enabled access to audio information files offline without incurring data charges. Initially, it makes available the prices of public services and then expand over time to provide additional information based on citizen priorities.
Success Story: Hotline and Mobile App Improve Access to Public Service
Grantee: MEDIA One
Technical Providers: Equal Access International
Technology Solution: Mobile data collection tools & multimedia for Supporting Forestry & Biodiversity (SFB) project
The project funded the update of a paper-based citizen concern system to promote mobile reporting. The reporting tool provided faster feedback about interventions and updates and allowed MEDIA One to integrate community concerns and questions their radio show topics according to citizen input in near real-time.
Success Story: Using Digital Data Collection Tools to Maximize Impact
Grantee: Cooperation Committee for Cambodia
Technical Providers: Webits
Technology Solution: Open source digital Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) app and support package
This grant supports CCC’s implementation of the Digital Data Collection and Visualization for M&E project. This program was developed to design and pilot a replicable and sustainable Digital M&E Support Package that equips organizations with the ability to efficiently collect, manage, and conduct basic visualization of M&E data with mobile and cloud-based data management systems.
Grantee: Youth Coalition for Unity and Development
Technology Solution: Online youth debate platform for provincial participants of Mock Youth Parliament
The project funded the development of an online platform which allows youth to debate key topics digitally. Through this, youth voices are strongly joined for advocating for what they actually demand from main actors, especially the government.
Success Story: Cambodian Youth Groups Take Their Debates Digital
Technology Solution: Supply chain management system for WASH product suppliers
This project tested a digital tool to help improve the efficiency of service delivery for the rural sanitation supply chain for WASH product suppliers (toilets, pipes, latrines, concrete, etc.). The app centralized outreach planning, inventory management, invoice and payment tracking, income and expenditure summary and outstanding delivery schedule and location information for toilet sales and distribution.
Success Story: Leveraging Mobiles to Boost Efficiencies in the Rural Sanitation Market
USAID Cambodia, Good Return
Technical Providers: Good Return
Technology Solution: Content development & consumer awareness campaign via Facebook
This project aimed to test whether a consumer awareness campaign, delivered via Facebook and targeted at Cambodia’s youth, can be effective in stimulating dialogue within poor Cambodian households on financial decision making and ultimately contribute to building financial awareness and consumer confidence.
Success Story: Social Media Campaign Builds Awareness about Financial Management
Grantee: Impact Hub Phnom Penh
Technical Providers: Impact Hub Phnom Penh
Technology Solution: Five ICT solutions created and developed by incubated teams
This partnership pilots a sustainable, replicable and scalable one year social enterprise incubator program. The incubator program identifies and select 5 teams of outstanding entrepreneurs and assists them in transforming their ICT-based business ideas into sustainable businesses.
Blog Post: EPIC Showcase – a Grand Finale
Feature Story: Edemy Makes Quality English Classes Accessible and Affordable for Rural Students
Technology Solution: Digital M&E tool, Video training, Social media handbook & ICT research
This partnership equips Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) with the skills and capacity to deliver effective ICT related services to its members and other target customers through technical and capacity building support over 18 months.
USAID Cambodia, USAID Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project
Technical Providers: MEDIA One
Technology Solution: Facebook campaign along with traditional media such as radio program and radio public service announcements (PSAs)
This grant supported Media One in their efforts to implement the project entitled Cambodian Natural Heritage Awareness Initiative. The overall goal of this proposal is to raise awareness about Cambodia’s natural heritage through diverse media platforms like social media, radio and SMS, complemented by direct community engagement activities. Throughout the activity, MEDIA One adjusted based on audience and community feedback, and analyzed social media findings for the Facebook campaign.
Blog Post: Grandfather Prey Lang Connects People to the Jungle
Grantee: Support Her Enterprise Co., Ltd. (SHE Investments)
Technology Solution: Social media campaign and Khmer language web portal for business registration information/ processes
This grant supports SHE Investments to develop an online business information portal which is accessible and user-friendly to provide information in Khmer for women entrepreneurs on how to start their business. This project will market this portal across other womens entrepreneurship networks and use social media for a targeted outreach and marketing campaign.
Blog Post: Retrospective: Launch of Business Information Platform by SHE Investments
Grantee: Cambodian Disable People Organisation
Technology Solution: Social media campaign, narrowcast pilot, survey of ICT for PWDs
This grant supports Cambodian Disabled People's Organization (CDPO) to conduct a survey of their users, develop a social media strategy and Facebook campaign, and develop digital content to highlight people with disabilities' rights under Cambodian law.
Success Story: Promoting Awareness of People with Disabilities’ Rights with Technologies
Blog Post: Eight Insights from the People with Disabilities Rapid Survey
Grantee: The Lake Clinic Cambodia
Technical Providers: Mekom Solutions
Technology Solution: Open source clinic management system
This grant supports the Lake Clinic to translate and implement a popular, open-source clinic management system. The project will help tested whether the CRM system works for Cambodian clinics and patients and helps improve service delivery. Following the pilot, The Lake Clinic will present this model to the Ministry of Health.
Grantee: Buddhism for Peace Organization (BPO)
Technical Providers: Buddhism for Peace Organization (BPO)
Technology Solution: Community-based media production & content development with an awareness campaign via online radio and social media
This project empowered Prey Lang communities to tell their stories through community-based media production activities, and BPO collected these stories and created content from people from five communes to broadcast online. Ultimately, these stories helped raise awareness about citizens' issues in Prey Lang at the local and national level through social media and online radio.
Technical Providers: inoover Digital Solution Lab
Technology Solution: Online directory, relevant tools & resources on social entrepreneurship
This project developed a website that serve as an online directory of social enterprises and information resource for developing social enterprises in Cambodia. The website provided practical resources and information about social entrepreneurship, highlighted and promoted innovative solutions to social/ environmental problems, and provided a directory of social enterprises for potential investors and donors.
Success Story: Web Platform Enabling and Connecting Social Enterprises in Cambodia
Grantee: Human Development Research Cambodia
Technical Providers: Webits
Technology Solution: Web portal on mental health
This project funded the improvement of an online mental health information and virtual counseling resource for young people through Facebook's Free Basics platform. The main format for the My Tree of Life (MyTOL) website included mental health information postings and discussions, and online Q&A sessions.
USAID Cambodia, National Committee for Disaster Management
Technical Providers: DAI Maker Lab
Technology Solution: Flood early warning tool
This project is a collaboration between People In Need & DAI Maker Lab, with technical assistance funding from Development Innovations to support the development of an open-source flood early warning tool. This pilot project had two goals - 1) to develop a viable open source design suitable for scaling to other key locations around Cambodia to establish a national flood information network, and 2) to introduce the principle of open source hardware for development to stakeholders in Cambodia and build some basic skillsets for participating practitioners. The device, called Tepmachcha (https://github.com/DAI-Maker-Lab/tepmachcha/wiki), is a sonar stream gauge that, mounted on a fixed point over a stream such as a bridge, can determine the water’s height and send that information over a mobile phone network to the cloud for logging (http://ews1294.info/sensormap). If the stream’s height exceeds a warning level, Tepmachcha triggers an alert on PIN’s IVR system. The tens of thousands of IVR subscribers in the Tepmachcha pilot area will get a voice telephone call within a matter of minutes alerting them of the flood condition.
Success Story: Simple & Affordable Technology for Civil Society: Flood Warning Tool
Feature Story: Tepmachcha: An Open-Source, Ultrasonic Stream Gauge Flood Warning System
Grantee: Pact, Inc.
Technical Providers: Glean
Technology Solution: Technology tool that enable effective and constructive engagement between citizens and government officials at the local level
This project funds Pact Cambodia to integrate the lessons learned from the initial results of TRANSMIT - a tool that tracks citizen complaints and government responses online - to design, develop and field-test a new prototype with target user groups using deeper user testing methods. The overall goal of this project is to validate a better technology solution that will enable effective and constructive engagement between citizens and government officials at the local level.
Grantee: Khmer Youth Association
Technical Providers: VDOO
Technology Solution: Social media campaign and website
This project funds Khmer Youth Association to re-design a user- and mobile-friendly website, upgrade ICT equipment and software to produce higher quality digital content, and improve staff capacity and skills on tech usage and management, focusing on video production and social media communications. The goal of this project is to encourage more young people to become more active and informed citizens by improving social media and online content to be more user-friendly and engaging.