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Thanks for giving me the best memories​ – Than Davit

During my three-month internship at ODC as a Research Intern, I worked closely with the Economy Researcher-Editor to assist the editor team in conducting research, producing more topics, collecting publication documents and data for publishing and uploading onto ODC’s platform. I assisted in expanding ODC contents by collecting and summarizing public announcements, press releases, open letters, decisions, guidelines and joint statements published by the government, ministries and NGOs through their social media and websites. I also supported the team in writing a topic page on investment policy and regulation, translating English-Khmer and other tasks as assigned.Despite being the first time I ever wrote a blogpost, this was undoubtedly one of the things I enjoyed the most during my internship. My most unforgettable blog at ODC focused on the impact of COVID-19 on Cambodia’s agriculture sector and the government’s response, published in April 2021. The blogpost was widely shared by the users both through the website and social media channels. I ...

​Third training: Data literacy for public health

On 27, 28, and 29 of April 2021, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) has successfully conducted a three-day training under the theme “Data Literacy for Public Health”. Due to the pandemic outbreak, the three-day training was hosted virtually on Zoom video conferencing platform. 13 participants (8 ...

Seminar on Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS)

On 3 January 2021, Open Development Cambodia (ODC), in collaboration with the Cambodia Indigenous People Organization (CIPO) conducted a half-day virtual seminar on “Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS)”. The event was part of the ongoing project coordinated by Open Development Mekong and its national partners, which ...

Second training: Data literacy for public health

On 5, 6, 8, and 9 April 2021, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) has successfully conducted a four-day training under the theme “Data Literacy for Public Health”. This is their second training under this theme. The event was hosted by ODC team and conducted virtually via ...

Cambodia’s agriculture sector amid COVID-19

Agriculture has been considered as the backbone of the national economy. Of the total population, 76% were living in rural areas and agriculture provided 31.2% of total employment and contributed 20.7% to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019.1 However, the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 ...

The first district website to have its domain officially registered and served for promoting budget transparency

Located at Banteay Meanchey province, Ou Chruv district lies in the west of the province and is also one of the nine districts of the province having its capital named Poipet. Bordering with Thailand makes Ou Chruv a border crossing point that is home to ...

Open Data Day 2021: Data in time of COVID-19

On 06 March 2021, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) and the ICT Community celebrated international Open Data Day by conducting a half-day event with the theme of “Data in Time of COVID-19.” The event was live on ODC’s official Facebook page for the online public.The event ...

Oil exploration in Cambodia
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In Southeast Asia, Cambodia is one of the countries rich in natural resources—gemstones, gas, oil, phosphates, manganese, iron ore and timber.1 Since the early 2000s, many companies like Thailand’s PTT, Petro Vietnam and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) have searched for possible oil reserves ...

ODC 2020 annual staff retreat and reflection

Following a long tradition, the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) team had the chance to go on the off-site Annual Staff Retreat and Reflection between the 20th and the 23rd of January 2021. The team spent four days at Chi-Phat Ecotourism Community and Tatai Paradise Eco ...

Data literacy training for public health

On 15-16 February 2021, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) successfully conducted a training workshop on “Data Literacy for Public Health”. The training was hosted at ODC’s office in Phnom Penh and gathered 11 participants from various backgrounds including citizen journalists, development project officers, research officers and ...

Open Data Survey

As a part of the Innovations for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) project, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is pleased to share the Open Data Survey conducted by Internews.In 2019, Internews commissioned ITC lecturer Vamoeurn Nimol and Júlia Garcia Puig to review existing resources and conduct ...

ICT4 Social Advocacy Meeting

Open Development Cambodia (ODC), in collaboration with the core members of the ICT4D Cambodia Network, InSTEDD and the East West Management Institute (EWMI) held a half-day ICT4 Social Advocacy Network Meeting, funded by the SPIDER – The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, on ...

New district websites for budget transparency

Under the project Using Open Data to Support Budget Transparency at District Level, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) and its partner STAR Kampuchea (SK) have been collaborating with district administrations throughout the past months. The project, funded by the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions ...

Opportunities to improve the management of marine fisheries conservation areas through open data and public participation

On 29 December 2020, at the new office of Children and Women Development Center in Cambodia (CWDCC) in Kampot, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) conducted a focus group discussion on mapping information and data of saltwater community fisheries and conservative fisheries in Kampot and Kep. The ...

Leveraging ICT tools for effective and safe working: how I engage ODC team during remote work

Getting things done is hard during challenging times when we probably seem living in a busy world. Relatively, remote working is suddenly seen replacing social norm practice which is not something that we can adapt or learn quickly overnight. Every move is a step to ...

Response to COVID-19: Cambodia's economic policy and administration

The emergence and spread of COVID-19 have brought significant economic pressure on nations around the globe. The pressures on Cambodia are evident in multiple aspects of the country’s economy. The country’s administration has halted certain operations within its economy since confirming its first case in ...

From an engineer to a leading woman in the field of open data

On behalf of Open Development Cambodia’s management team, we are excited to announce the promotion of Vatana to Research and Web Content Manager. She has been proactively working for ODC since 2016 in the position of Editor-Researcher and Research and Content Officer. With years of ...

Workshop on the legal and regulatory archives of Open Development Cambodia

In Phnom Penh on 21 October 2020, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) conducted a workshop on the legal and regulatory archives of Open Development Cambodia. The workshop aimed to improve the user experience of ODC’s “Legal documents” section.Workshop, participants came from varying backgrounds. Some were from ...

Workshop on the dissemination of Khmer translation of the book "Personal Data: Political Persuasion"

On 2 October 2020, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) held a  workshop on the Khmer translation of the book "Personal Data: Political Persuasion" The workshop aimed to support the dissemination of the Khmer translation of the book through the online platform. It included sharing and reflections on ...

Celebrating the World Statistics Day 2020!

Connecting the world with data we can trustOctober 20th 2020 marks the third World Statistics Day, a day that brings together communities around the globe to celebrate and reiterate the importance of statistics. Through its Resolution 69/282, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly established the ...

Second Training Workshop on Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA)

Following the success of the first edition in March 2020 in Phnom Penh, the 2nd Training Workshop on Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) was conducted on August 26th and 27th in Battambang after being postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This training program is jointly hosted ...

Workshop on using open EIA reporting to drive accountable and transparent environmental governance in Cambodia

On 01 October 2020, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) hosted a half-day workshop on “Using Open EIA Reporting to Drive Accountable and Transparent Environmental Governance in Cambodia”. The event brought together 35 participants coming from various institutions, including local and international NGOs, grassroots organizations and media ...

Afar but not apart, ICT as the solutions to work and communicate from home!

Obviously, COVID-19 has forced many people’s lives to a certain degree as the fear of its spreading compels the government to take strict measures and fellow citizens are advised to abide by. At ODC, working from home appears to be an alternative and Information and ...

COVID-19 legislative response in Cambodia

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant levels of pressure on many governments, requiring them to implement new regulations and policies to reduce the spread of the virus. In Cambodia, the socioeconomic challenges posed by the pandemic mainly come from the reduction of commercial operations at ...

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2020: Saving lives, building trust, bringing hope!

Under the slogan “Access to Information – Saving Lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope”, this year’s International Day for Universal Access to Information on 28 September highlights the importance of this right in times of crisis. 2020 marks the sixth year the day has been marked ...

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