Technovation Mini-Pitch Event Encourages New Voices in Tech

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By Gechheang CHEA Tech Programme Coordinator Development Innovations             On Sunday, April 29th, 2018, Technovation Cambodia ran the latest mini-pitch event, an event to bring together teams from across Phnom Penh to pitch their tech business projects to a panel of judges.  Thirty-seven all-girl teams between ages 10-18 pitched ideas […]
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Technovation Alumni Event Brings Together Techies of the Future

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By Gechheang CHEA Tech Programme Coordinator Development Innovations In October, we held the first ever alumni event bringing together all of the Technovation Cambodia participants from the past four years. Technovation, the all-girl tech entrepreneurship challenge and learning program, is working to address the digital gender gap, specifically the low percentage of women in computer […]
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Tips to Leverage Funding from the Private Sector

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By Vibol THENG Deputy Chief of Party Development Innovations Getting private sector to co-fund your social good project is not easy, but it isn’t impossible. At USAID’s Development Innovations (DI), leveraging private sector funding to address Cambodian development challenges with technology is one of our core activities. Therefore, when I first joined DI as the […]
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Women in ICT4D? Cambodian Role Models are All Around

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By Kate Heuisler Chief of Party Development Innovations One popular old Khmer proverb says “Women can only stay around the kitchen”.  We think this is pretty limiting, and not true of the vibrant, diverse tech and innovation communities we see growing in Cambodia. Through our programming, we are working to modernize this phrase with our […]
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Technovation: A New Generation of Tech Leaders

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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 […]
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First Cambodian Technovation Mentor Goes to Global Pitch in Silicon Valley

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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 […]
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Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture

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By Lydet PIDOR ICT Learning Officer Development Innovations Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture is all about how we can use ICT to solve agricultural issues, increase productivity and improve markets for smallholder farms and value chains. According to World Bank, the population of Cambodia is 15.58 million, and its agriculture helped four million people […]
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