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 an Research and Content Officer at Open Development Cambodia (ODC). 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.

In the function as an 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.

 

 

OURN Vimoil

Editor – Researcher

Vimoil is an Editor-Researcher at Open Development Cambodia (ODC). She is responsible for various tasks, including updating and posting news on a daily basis, translating document, writing reports, and other tasks.

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.

 

 

DOCH Sotheavin

Research and Partnership Officer

Sotheavin is a graduate from University of Canterbury, New Zealand, for a master in Disaster, Risk and Resilience in 2017. Her undergrad was Environmental Science at Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2011. Before taking with ODC, Vin worked for the Learning Institute (LI) as a Research Assistant and for The BBC Media Action in Cambodia as a Research Officer. In research and partnership officer role, Vin’s main responsibilities are to provide strategic oversight and management for research contributions to ODC content as well as manage all aspects of volunteer and partnership program. Sotheavin will also support ODC’s team to promote and teach people how to use ODC’s site. Apart for this, she will monitor timely submission and conduct initial reviews financial and technical reports from partners.

 

 

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.

 
 
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CHEA Singhtararith

Research and Communication Officer

Mr. Chea Singhtararith graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Communication and Media Management from Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2016. He has joined ODC team in early January 2019 serving as Research and Communication Officer. He is capable of working in various fields including journalism, graphic design, video production and communication research. As a research and communication officer at ODC, he contributes to the development of ODC’s communication strategic plan, conducts research, and produce publications and other communication materials to ensure that any data and findings are communicated effectively.

 
 

CHY Bormey

Partnership Project Coordinator

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 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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