Reflections on 2017 and a Highlights Reel

This year was busy and very productive here at DI. We designed and trialed new Khmer-language training courses at the Lab, worked with brand new partners to design and test new digital solutions to help optimize service delivery and raise awareness about rights of people with disabilities, provided tech coaching services to clients from across […]
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Iterating Digital Insights with Cambodian Civil Society Groups

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By Adam Fivenson New Business Specialist, ICT DAI Domestically, the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) functions as a membership association for Cambodian civil society organizations, and provides training, research, and technical assistance to roughly 170 member organizations. From the international community, there is a wide range of donors, foundations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that support […]
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Technovation Alumni Event Brings Together Techies of the Future

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By Gechheang CHEA Tech Programme Coordinator Development Innovations In October, we held the first ever alumni event bringing together all of the Technovation Cambodia participants from the past four years. Technovation, the all-girl tech entrepreneurship challenge and learning program, is working to address the digital gender gap, specifically the low percentage of women in computer […]
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Eight Insights from the People with Disabilities Rapid Survey

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By Krisna KEO Former ICT4D Project Manager Development Innovations   In mid-2017, the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO) released its latest 2017 findings about a group of members and non-members with disabilities. They survey focused on a better understanding of how their partners communicate, receive information, and interact with technology. This survey was conducted with […]
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8 Do’s and Don’ts in Adaptive Management and Learning in ICT4D

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By Kate Heuisler Chief of Party Development Innovations This blog is cross-posted from Digital @ DAI. Development Innovations supports innovators and boosts the use of information and communication technologies for the overall development of Cambodia. The project is structured to be flexible and adaptive—because we need to. Really, most creative development programs should build themselves to be learning […]
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What is the Facebook Explore Feed?

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By Sotheavy AT Innovation Lab Manager Development Innovations Recently, Facebook tweaked its News Feed and is testing it in 6 countries, including Cambodia. Want to know more about this update? Check out this vlog by Sotheavy AT!  
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EPIC Showcase – a Grand Finale

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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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