Staff

THY Try

Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief

THY Try is an Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief of Open Development Cambodia (ODC). In 2011, he joined ODC as an advisory board member, and later on he became a chairman of the board. As an Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief, Try plays an important role in increasing public access to current and historical data and information about Cambodia’s development trends in an online ‘open data’ platform, compiling freely-available data from a wide range of public sources. Prior to joining ODC, Try worked for the National Network on Extractive Industry Social and Environmental Impact (EISEI) as a coordinator of Development and Partnership in Action (DPA) for four years. He also spent two years with ADHOC as a human rights investigator and another two years with Indochina Research Limited (IRL) in social and commercial research. He also holds multiple degrees and training-related certificates.

 

 

HENG Huy Eng

IT and Website Director

Huy Eng graduated with a double majors in Computer Science from Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), and International Study from Institute of Foreign Language (IFL). She has been working for ODC since it was firstly established in 2011. With several years of experience in web development, she takes the leading role in developing an online information resource for Cambodia’s development community. She guides, oversees and manages works of the IT team to ensure accuracy and technical competence. In addition, she advises and provides technical support to other team members in addressing any IT-related problems.

 

 
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SAM AN Mardy

Web Development and IT Officer

Mardy’s main responsibilities are maintaining and updating ODC platform and assisting the IT and Website Director on various tasks including proposing solutions on identified errors and new IT needs, as well as guiding and providing technical support to the team on IT-related problems.

Mardy is a graduate from Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) majoring in Computer Science and holds a Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL).

 

 

KUN Chenda

Program and Content Manager

Mr. Kun Chenda is a Program and Content Manager at Open Development Cambodia (ODC). Before joining ODC, he worked for Cambodian Center for Independent Media. Chenda earns knowledge and experience in digital study and research, newsroom management, mass media and communication. He is a media graduate of Department of Media and Communication (DMC), RUPP. Currently, he is undergoing LL.M. in International Human Rights Law at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia.

 

SIV Vatana

Research  and Content Officer

Vatana is a Research and Content Officer at Open Development Cambodia (ODC).​ In the function as a Research and Content Officer, she assists in providing guidance to the editor-researcher team for their daily performance to ensure timeliness and standards are met. Also, she works closely with other ODC teams in developing online resources and maintaining its quality to meet the organization’s required standards, accuracy and completeness.

She holds Engineering’s Degree of Water Resources Engineering and Rural Infrastructure from Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in 2014. Ahead of performing at ODC, Vatana has worked as a Research assistant under the frame work project (LWR-ID/2009/046) of Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), also other research projects at ITC.

 

OURN Vimoil

Program and Partnership Officer

Vimoil is a Program and Partnership Officer at Open Development Cambodia (ODC).  She provides strategic oversight and management for the Innovations in Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) project and the research contributions to ODC content, while also coordinating all aspects of the Innovations in Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) project. She is also responsible for developing training programs and training target groups on how to use ODC’s website.

She holds two bachelor’s degrees in economic development and English for translation and interpreting, and Master’s degree in environment, development and sustainability from Chulalongkorn University. Before being a part of ODC, she was a programme assistant at Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) and an assistant to managing director at a private company.

 

 

BAN Chanphalla

Social Development Researcher – Editor

Chanphalla is a Social Development Researcher – Editor of Open Development Cambodia. His main responsibilities are daily news summary, conducting research, producing social development related contents, translating, editing and other reporting tasks.

Chanphalla is an International Relations (IR) graduate of Institute of Foregin Language(IFL), Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2017. Before joining ODC, Chanphalla worked as Future Forum’s young research fellow on which he has conducted various projects. His latest research project concentrated on STEM education in Cambodia..

 

 

HEANG Kosal

Economy Researcher – Editor

Kosal graduated his bachelor degree majoring in International Relations (IR) from Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) in 2019. Before that he also graduated High Diploma in Automobile Engineering from JVC Technical school and Workshop in 2015. In 2019, Kosal has won the first place award in Annual Research Competition conducted by Department of International Studies (IFL). He also has some working experience from various workplaces. Obviously, he did his internship as a Digital Campaigner at ActionAid Cambodia Organization, Research Intern at NUPPUN Institute for Economics Research, Quantitative Research Executive at Indochina Research Company, and lately finished a short-term Research Freelancer at BBC Media Action Cambodia.

 

 

Júlia Garcia Puig

Research and Strategy Officer

Júlia has a background in economics and holds a Master’s degree in International Development from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). She was a research fellow with ODC for the past months from October to December 2018. With her current role, she contributes to ODC’s strategic plan, conducts research, and produce publications on the Sustainable Development Goals, public service delivery and accountability. She also coordinates the collaboration with the Ministry of Planning to advance the implementation of the Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals. In parallel, she focuses on the role of technology, data and ICT in development.

 
 

CHY Bormey

Partnership and Communication Manager

Bormey holds a Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Management from the Department of Media and Communication, Royal University of Phnom Penh. Before joining ODC Bormey was an intern reporter at Voice of Democracy (VOD) and at the Deutsche Welle – German international broadcaster – in Germany. She also served as a co-teacher and a project assistant at the Department of Media and Communication.

At ODC, Bormey is mainly responsible for implementing project activities and as well as in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Planning.

 
 

LOCH Kalyan

Data Research and GIS Coordinator

Kalyan is a data research and GIS coordinator at Open Development Cambodia (ODC). He used to work for ODC since it was firstly established in 2011 until 2015. Later he led GIS technical project of GPS navigation in a private sector. He joined back to ODC in 2019. He takes many responsibilities in geographic information system (GIS) technology to assemble, integrate, and display data about a particular location in a digital format. He also uses GIS technology to compile, maintain, and update information from a variety of sources for the public’s use. He holds a degree in Land Management and Land Administration in 2011, and he is a master student in Natural Resources Management at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA).

 
 

VONG Pisith

Data Research and GIS Officer

Pisith works as a Data Research and GIS Officer at Open Development Cambodia (ODC). He completed Engineering’s Degree of Geo-Resources and Geotechnical Engineering (GGE) from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in 2019. During the year of his graduation in 2019, Pisith was granted a scholarship for a one-semester exchange program at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand where his thesis was completed for graduation in ITC.

At ODC, his work focuses on researching spatial data, on various subjects relevant to development in Cambodia from all sources which provide open data, for handling assembling enhancing and visualizing by using GIS to generate a usable data product for publication in organization web pages.

 
 

PHY Sakhoeun

Finance and Admin Manager

Mr. PHY Sakhoeun graduated Master’s degree of Management from Human Resources University in 2012, Bachelor’s degree of English Literature from Build Bridge University (BBU) in 2009, and Bachelor’s degree of Accounting from the National University of Management in 2003. Relevant to working experience, Mr. Sakhoeun has thirteen years experiences on Financing, Administration and Human resources with both local and international organizations in Cambodia.

Since the early of 2018, Mr. Sakhoeun is a Finance and Admin Manager at Open Development Cambodia (ODC), and works closely with ODC Executive Director under the main responsibilities such as: verifying all the payment documents and accounting transaction before posting to the accounting system, making financial report for Executive Director and donors timely, preparing the budget proposal to donors, preparing all projects budget monitoring reports and submitting monthly to Executive Director. Besides this, he also facilitates in the process of auditing, monitoring the effectiveness of in-hand budget using, providing technical support to Finance and Admin Officer, coordinating on staff recruitment and orientation, reviewing staff payroll and other related benefits, taxation documents, national social security fund, organization policy and procedure and revising if there are gaps, also doing other tasks which mentioned in the job description.

 

KHIM Senghour

Finance and Admin Officer

Before ODC, he worked as a Finance and Admin Assistant for a German Green Foundation. Now at ODC, he is responsible for finance/accounting-related tasks, and supporting day-to-day operation of the organization. With his supervisor, the goal is undoubtedly to ensure robust and sustained financial well-being of the organization. Senghour is a graduate student​ ​in Business Administration from Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC), and he is also an Alumni of University of Gottingen, Germany.

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