Technovation Winning Team Profiles

  2017 Winning Team Profiles Global Finalist – Junior Division App’s Name: Cambodia Identity Product Cambodia Identity Product help Cambodians connect to a market to sell traditional products online. 1st place National Winner – Junior Division App’s name: Pre-Health Pre-Health provides health information for users so they can take care of themselves and live healthy […]


  Technovation Cambodia started as a pilot project to spur social innovation and technology entrepreneurship in 2014, when just one all-girl team from Cambodia submitted their project to the global program. Since then, USAID’s Development Innovations, the Minstry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), the Institute of Technoogy of Cambodia, participating schools and private sector […]

Technovation: A New Generation of Tech Leaders

By Sotheavy AT Video Advisor Development Innovations Sotheavy, our Video Advisor, made this video blog (vlog) to talk about how perceptions of the roles of women and girls are changing in Cambodia. She features some of the young enthusiastic girls from this year’s orientation workshop for Technovation Cambodia 2017. This program gives girls a chance […]

First Cambodian Technovation Mentor Goes to Global Pitch in Silicon Valley

By Lydet PIDOR ICT Learning Officer Development Innovations This year, our very own ICT Learning Officer, Lydet Pidor, was invited to the U.S. to be part of the first Master Educators trained to take charge of the Technovation program in their home countries. Over three weeks in July, Lydet travelled not only to San Francisco […]

Technovation Challenge Links Girls to Tech Entrepreneurship

The gender gap in the tech industry has been cited as a barrier for women in tech from Silicon Valley to Phnom Penh. While women make up to 59% of the US labor force, 2015 data from major US tech companies shows 29.1% of their staff are female, and only 15.6% of women are involved […]

From Cambodian High School Student to Tech Trailblazer: Tevy’s Story

By Georgi Simpkin Communications Consultant By age 19, Sokuntevy (Tevy) had been a part of a winning team for Technovation Cambodia 2018, she had secured funding for her award winning mobile app, and was named 2019 Girl Innovator of the year at the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Cambodian Women in Tech Awards. When asked what […]

Meet Rottana: Rising Star in The Cambodian Tech Sector

By Georgi Simpkin Communications Consultant Development Innovations (DI) first spotted Rottana back in 2015 when he applied for their Young Professional Program. A recent graduate of Computer Sciences from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, he had a natural aptitude to solve problems and an inquisitive mind, which made him a great fit for the […]

IamRachana, IamCoding, and IamCute!

By Sokcheng SEANG, Co-founder, Wapatoa   Has anyone of you ever heard of #IAmRachana? Well, you have probably not, and that’s why you’re missing out on a pretty cool, young lady!  Originally developed by USAID’s Development Innovations, Rachana is the ambassador of Technovation, and more broadly, an ambassador for all the young girls out there who are […]

Building a Culture of Innovation in Cambodia

By Tiffany Tsang Communications Advisor Development Innovations Many in international development want to be “innovative,” but how do workplaces develop cultures that promote useful innovation? The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Development Innovations (DI) in 2013 to help Cambodian civil society organizations and tech companies leverage technology to address social needs. This objective […]