Using Digital Data Collection Tools to Maximize Impact

Paper-based data collection can quickly consume many organizational resources including staff, budget, and time. Digital tools can offer a faster and more efficient way to collect data and report, however, many Cambodian civil society organizations still use paper-based systems for collecting data from their target audiences. MEDIA One (Media for Education and Development in Action), […]
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Cambodian Youth Groups Take Their Debates Digital

In 2015, youth coalition group Youth Coalition for Unity and Development (YCUD) worked with NGO Youth Resource Development Program to conduct research on youth perceptions of candidates for Cambodia’s national and sub-national elections. They were interested in what young people knew about the candidates and how they engaged politically. The study found that 85% of […]
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Land Rights Platform Delivers Accessible Educational Tools and Quizzes

Human rights education can be a challenge in Cambodia. Many Cambodian citizens have trouble understanding the official laws of the country and remain largely unaware of the rights afforded to them under domestic and international law, which leaves them unable to act on behalf of themselves and their fellow citizens. According to the Cambodian Center […]
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Social Media Campaign Builds Awareness about Financial Management

The National Bank of Cambodia reports that access to banking services has increased up to 51% in 2015 compared to 8.7% in the last 10 years. Financial services from microfinance extend across the country, especially in rural areas, with more than two million borrowers and outstanding loans of USD$3 billion. With this rapid growth of […]
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Simple & Affordable Technology for Civil Society: Flood Warning Tool

In February, Rob Ryan-Silva, Director of the DAI Maker Lab, ran a three-day workshop on building hardware for civil society for a group of twelve staff from eight civil society organizations at Development Innovations. This was a test to see if “maker” tools could prove useful in the context of Cambodia’s civil society. During the […]
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Crowdfunding Platform Boosts Shrinking Budgets for Civic Projects

Groundbreaking ideas often lack both monetary and popular support at the beginning. Whether it is small project that provides a lunch to street kids and the homeless or a larger project seeking to promote a more efficient coal by selling its product at reduced prices to build a customer base, the web can offer so […]
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Web Platform Enabling and Connecting Social Enterprises in Cambodia

Alberto Cremonesi
“Social enterprises are not new to Cambodia,” remarks Alberto Cremonesi, co-founder of Impact Hub’s Phnom Penh branch (IHPP). “Networks are not new either,” he adds. But acknowledging the lack of a “one stop solution,” Impact Hub’s new platform, Social Enterprise Cambodia (SEC) aims to bring it all together: social enterprises, social innovators, funders, investors, research […]
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Cambodian Start Up That Centralizes Bus Booking Makes Traveling Easier

In June 2016, a new platform for booking bus tickets in Cambodia, just nine months old, won the gold medal for startups at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications’ Cambodia ICT Awards. Among nine startups shortlisted for the awards, BookMeBu took home not only the award but also a $5,000 cash prize.   CHEA Langda, Founder […]
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Think Global, Make Local and 3D Printing Propels Young Cambodians into the Future

In their current location at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, a pair of Cambodian-American brothers, along with instructors from the United Kingdom and Australia, are mentoring two young Cambodian designers. Ki-How and Ki-Chong Tran are co-founders of ARC Hub PNH, the first 3D printing solutions business in Cambodia. This year, ARC […]
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