USAID Cambodia, Preah Rokar Forest Community Network
Technical Partner: Web Essentials
Technology Solution: Mobile App
This grant supports NGO Danmission to improve the existing forest monitoring application to reach the Preah Rokar Forest Community Network (PFCN) and improve user experience and reporting.
Feature Story: Combatting Illegal Deforestation with an App
Grantee: Khmer Youth Association
Technical Partner: VDOO
Technology Solution: Social media campaign and website
This project funds Khmer Youth Association to re-design a user- and mobile-friendly website, upgrade ICT equipment and software to produce higher quality digital content, and improve staff capacity and skills on tech usage and management, focusing on video production and social media communications. The goal of this project is to encourage more young people to become more active and informed citizens by improving social media and online content to be more user-friendly and engaging.
Success Story: Digital ‘Second Chance’ Helps Youth Organization Reach More Cambodians
Grantee: Pact, Inc.
Technical Partner: Glean
Technology Solution: Technology tool that enable effective and constructive engagement between citizens and government officials at the local level
This project funds Pact Cambodia to integrate the lessons learned from the initial results of TRANSMIT - a tool that tracks citizen complaints and government responses online - to design, develop and field-test a new prototype with target user groups using deeper user testing methods. The overall goal of this project is to validate a better technology solution that will enable effective and constructive engagement between citizens and government officials at the local level.
Grantee: Buddhism for Peace Organization (BPO)
Technical Partner: Buddhism for Peace Organization (BPO)
Technology Solution: Community-based media production & content development with an awareness campaign via online radio and social media
This project empowered Prey Lang communities to tell their stories through community-based media production activities, and BPO collected these stories and created content from people from five communes to broadcast online. Ultimately, these stories helped raise awareness about citizens' issues in Prey Lang at the local and national level through social media and online radio.
Grantee: Youth Coalition for Unity and Development
Technical Partner: Biz Solution
Technology Solution: Online youth debate platform for provincial participants of Mock Youth Parliament
The project funded the development of an online platform which allows youth to debate key topics digitally. Through this, youth voices are strongly joined for advocating for what they actually demand from main actors, especially the government.
Success Story: Cambodian Youth Groups Take Their Debates Digital
Grantee: MEDIA One
Technical Partner: Equal Access International
Technology Solution: Mobile data collection tools & multimedia for Supporting Forestry & Biodiversity (SFB) project
The project funded the update of a paper-based citizen concern system to promote mobile reporting. The reporting tool provided faster feedback about interventions and updates and allowed MEDIA One to integrate community concerns and questions their radio show topics according to citizen input in near real-time.
Success Story: Using Digital Data Collection Tools to Maximize Impact
Grantee: Advocacy and Policy Institute
Technical Partner: Open Institute
Technology Solution: Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system & mobile app to provide transparent public services' procedures & fees
This project tested a tool to make public service prices more available through interactive voice response technology (IVR), which enabled access to audio information files offline without incurring data charges. Initially, it makes available the prices of public services and then expand over time to provide additional information based on citizen priorities.
Success Story: Hotline and Mobile App Improve Access to Public Service
Grantee: PACT Cambodia
USAID Cambodia, AMARA, Village Support Group, Anakut Kumar, Phnom Srey Organization, My Village
Technology Solution: Mobile app for issue tracking at local government level
This project funded a platform to track citizen issues and government response online, and tested the development of a digital tool to track and share information about citizens' priorities at the commune level.
Grantee: Action IEC
USAID Cambodia, Cellcard, Wing, Acleda Bank
Technical Partner: Rotati Consulting
Technology Solution: Crowdfunding platform for fundraising social initiatives
This project funded the development of TosFund, meaning Let's Fund in Khmer, an online fundraising and crowdfunding platform for Cambodia. The funding tool built campaigning capacities for development initiatives (especially for Cambodian CSOs), provided practical payment outlets for civic fundraising efforts, and helped test online fundraising tools through Cambodia-based payment systems.
Success Story: Crowdfunding Platform Boosts Shrinking Budgets for Civic Projects
Blog Post: Online Fundraising Gains Popularity and Delivers Results for Phare Ponleu Selpak
Grantee: Cambodian Center for Independent Media
Technology Solution: Open source mobile app and a platform for concerned citizen journalists to report news on the field
This project supported the design and development of a tool for Cambodian Center for Independent Media's citizen journalists (CJs) to collect, report, and track local issues from around the country. The reporting tool aimed to increase coverage of these local issues by linking Cambodian and international media outlets to these stories quickly and efficiently.
Grantee: Cambodian Center for Human Rights
Technical Partner: Endorphine Concept Digital Solutions
Technology Solution: Content development including videos & infographics on land rights
This project funded the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) to develop online interactive content for its Human Rights Education Platform to help increase knowledge among Cambodian urban youths on key rights issues in Cambodia. The first module was on land rights: www.sithi.org/landrights.
Success Story: Land Rights Platform Delivers Accessible Educational Tools and Quizzes
Grantee: Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)
USAID Cambodia, EZECOM
Technical Partner: EZECOM
Technology Solution: Secured server to store and preserve Khmer Rouge documentations
The project funded a safe and reliable digital storage solution for DC-Cam’s digital archive of historical materials. The archive includes photos (20,000 historical photos & 157,000 field trip photos), videos (108 Khmer Rouge regime videos & 318 interview videos with Khmer Rouge cadres & survivors), audio (4,499 interview audio with Khmer Rouge cadres & survivors) and written documentation (14,567 documents equal to a total of 100,503 pages) from the Khmer Rouge period.
Success Story: Public-Private Partnership Safeguards Digital History