From 2013-2019, we supported projects that helped Cambodians learn new tech-related skills, boosted entrepreneurial capacity, and employed innovative practices to get results. Our projects ranged from digital skills courses to business incubators and accelerators, and social media campaigns to young professional programs. Explore the projects below.

This grant supports IT Academy STEP to provide three practical coding courses for girls aged 10-18 from public schools in Phnom Penh to support an early interest in technology, and a solid foundation of computer programming basics through a project-based learning metholodgy.

The Cambodia ICT Camp a five-day workshop where participants from Cambodia learn how to access and use technologies to tackle social and environmental issues in their communities. This year's ICT Camp will focus on open source tools, social innovation, open data and cybersecurity.

កម្មវិធីយុវច្នៃកម្ពុជា-Youth Innovate Cambodia is a 3-month challenge program that aims to transform innovative ideas from Cambodia individuals into real activities and solutions. Innovations and great ideas can come from anyone, especially young people who see the problems in their communities but often do not have resources to test their potential solutions. Many young people come to DI looking for small funds to kick-start their projects, but don’t have a formal affiliation to use to apply for funds. We created this fund to help address that problem. Want to know more about Youth Innovate Cambodia? Read here…

Technovation has been organized in Cambodia by USAID’s Development Innovations since 2014. The program has helped more than 400 Cambodians learn how to identify a problem in their community and learn coding and practical business development skills to develop a mobile app to address the problem. Read more detail here...

Blog Post: Retrospective: National Pitch Event of Technovation Cambodia 2018

The YIP is a professional development opportunity for young Cambodian innovators to build real-world skills that help define, design and create solutions to solve local problems. Young Innovators work alongside technical mentors at DI, and support defined projects focused on addressing development challenges through ICTs.

Blog Post: Checking in with DI’s Young Innovators