Public-Private Partnership Safeguards Digital History

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Almost one third of Cambodia’s population of 7.7 million people died between 1975 and 1979 under the country’s rule by the Khmer Rouge, according to the Documentation Center of Cambodia (known as DC-Cam). In 2006, an international tribunal was set up to try the most senior responsible members of the Khmer Rouge for alleged violations of international […]
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Practicing the Hour of Code in Cambodia

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Global movement connects Cambodians to coding In December 2015, more than 100 million students in 180 countries joined the global computer science movement called “The Hour of Code” to learn basic coding skills and promote IT education. Many Cambodians know how to use smartphones and play video games, yet they don’t know how to create […]
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Startup Weekend Helps Boost Business

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In front of a house on a quiet street in Phnom Penh, 24 year old Kong Soliya (known as Jay) gives instructions to another man, who leaves quickly on his green motorbike. Behind him is a row of green motor bikes equipped with storage boxes behind each driver’s seat. This is the “office” of a […]
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Young Women Connect to Finance & Mentoring

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Everyday tech tools support promising young women Many young Cambodian women face financial and social barriers to realizing their full potential. Wedu, an international NGO, seeks to address these challenges by helping “unlock the leadership potential of women in Asia by providing lifelong mentorship and innovative financing options to complete higher education and become change-makers […]
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BarCamps Bring Tech Training to Cambodian Provinces

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While technology is being adopted at a rapid pace in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, technology proficiency remains low in some rural parts of the country. In order to foster new skills and enthusiasm for technology in rural Cambodia, Development Innovations has been co-sponsoring BarCamps in provincial capitals (and Phnom Penh) since 2014. BarCamps […]
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Providing Access to Services for People with Disabilities

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NGO Initiative Helps Cambodians with Speech Problems Many Cambodians with disabilities lack access to health care services. Ouk Lin, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is among them. Up until 2013, there were few NGOs that served this population. But now, Lin can overcome his problem with the appropriate care thanks to one organization’s help. OIC: […]
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“Low Fuss” Video Training Helps CSOs Reach Out

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In recent years, civil society representative Sorveasna Pok has seen his native Battambang Province ravaged by the effects of climate change. Unpredictable and irregular weather patterns have brought intermittent drought and flooding to the region, destroying the crops that many rural residents on for food and profit. According to Pok, the destruction of rice crops […]
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Tech Expo Showcases ICT4D in Cambodia

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Tech firms and CSOs converge to share technology solutions for development challenges In one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing  economies, access to technology is expanding rapidly. As more Cambodians purchase smartphones and are able to access the Internet,  interest in using new technology to achieve development outcomes continues to grow. “Cambodian people really hunger to […]
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Mobile App Helps Teachers to Support Literacy Efforts

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Technology helps link children to reading in Khmer Each year Cambodian schools struggle to recruit enough teachers to meet the growing school-age population. The average student-teacher ratio is approximately 46 to one, with classrooms in some provinces exceeding 62 students per instructor. The shortage is particularly acute in primary schools. In order to mitigate the […]
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