We are helping civil society organizations, social enterprises and technology companies in Cambodia test, design, and implement technology solutions that address development challenges. Explore our projects below!

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Grantee: World Education, Inc.

Partners: USAID Cambodia

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: Mobile App Helps Teachers to Support Literacy Efforts




Grantee: People In Need Cambodia

Partners: 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

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers: 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

Partners: 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)

Partners: 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

Partners: USAID Cambodia

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

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers: Open Institute

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

Partners: 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




Grantee: PACT Cambodia

Partners: USAID Cambodia, AMARA, Village Support Group, Anakut Kumar, Phnom Srey Organization, My Village

Technical Providers: Open Institute

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

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers: 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

Partners: 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)

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers: Rotati Consulting

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.




Grantee: ARC Hub PNH

Partners: USAID Cambodia

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: Think Global, Make Local and 3D Printing Propels Young Cambodians into the Future




Grantee: Advocacy and Policy Institute

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers: Open 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

Partners: USAID Cambodia

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

Partners: USAID 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

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers: Biz Solution

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 discuss youth issues and get them to agree on common ground for solutions while allowing them to share the issues and solutions to all stakeholders. 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




Grantee: WaterSHED

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers: CamMob

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




Grantee: World Education, Inc.

Partners: 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

Partners: USAID Cambodia

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 Entrepreneurs: A Fresh Look at Incubators for Social Businesses




Grantee: Cooperation Committee for Cambodia

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers:

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.




Grantee: MEDIA One

Partners: 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)

Partners: USAID Cambodia, EZECOM

Technical Providers:

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.




Grantee: Cambodian Disable People Organisation

Partners: USAID Cambodia

Technical Providers:

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.




Grantee: The Lake Clinic Cambodia

Partners: USAID 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)

Partners: USAID Cambodia

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.




Grantee: Impact Hub Phnom Penh

Partners: USAID Cambodia

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

Partners: USAID 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.




Grantee: People In Need Cambodia

Partners: 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