Social Media Campaign Builds Awareness about Financial Management

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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

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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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Web Platform Enabling and Connecting Social Enterprises in Cambodia

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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

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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

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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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Leveraging Mobiles to Boost Efficiencies in the Rural Sanitation Market

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Major gains have been made in providing clean water, sanitation infrastructure and improving hygiene behaviors in Cambodia in recent years. Local markets for commodities to support access to clean water and sanitation began to develop in the past decade and local stakeholders and the Royal Government of Cambodia have made it a priority to improve […]
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