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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.Group photo of ODC team, representatives of 7 communities fisheries in Kampot province and CWDCC, Kampot province. Photo by Open Development Cambodia (ODC), taken on 29 December 2020. The seminar was participated by seven representatives from four community fisheries, including Kampong Samkie Community, Trapeang Sangke Community, Kep Thmey Community, and Trapeang Ropouv Community. This seminar also signifies the kick-start of ODC’s collaboration with CWDCC in a project called “Securing access to and control over land and natural resources for vulnerable community fisheries in the coastal areas of Cambodia.” The project is financially sponsored by the European Union via ActionAid Cambodia, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), and CWDCC. Mr. THY Try, ODC Executive Director was giving welcoming remark to ...

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 ...

Data Literacy Training 2020

On the morning of September 8th 2020, at Poulowai hotel based in Phnom Penh, Open Development Cambodia(ODC) hosted “2020 Basic Data Literacy Training on social accountability”. This three-day training is under the project Innovation for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) having ODC and FHI 360 ...

ICT tools to work and communicate from home

The world has been disrupted and traumatized by the Coronavirus crisis. Also known as COVID-19, this global pandemic has affected every industry which made them difficult to cop and conduct their work as normal. The COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia is also a part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic. ...

International Youth Day 2020

Under the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, the 2020 International Youth Day focuses on the participation and representation of young people in public affairs at the local, national and global level. International Youth Day has been celebrated every year since 1999, when the United ...

Celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020

The United Nations has declared 9 August to be International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Every year, events and activities around the world celebrate indigenous peoples (IPs), their cultures, beliefs and traditions. It is also a day to reflect and raise awareness about the ...

Kick-off meetings on project "using open data to support budget transparency at district level"

Budget transparency —the public availability of comprehensive and timely information about public finances —is a key precondition for promoting an informed public dialogue around policy priorities and ensuring government accountability. Public access to sufficient budget information provides needed information to citizens and civil society groups ...

Amid pandemic, Cambodia’s first Data Literacy Program ends with a virtual workshop

With support from USAID and under the East-West Management Institute's (EWMI) Cambodia Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS) project, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) has successfully completed piloting a contextualized data literacy program in Cambodia based on the World Bank curriculum ...

Co-design workshop to strengthen ODC’s accessibility

As a part of its strategy to strengthen tools for sharing information about social accountability (for the Innovations for Social Accountability in Cambodia Project), Internews facilitated a Co-Design Workshop with Open Development Cambodia to improve its webpage on “Access to Public Service Information” in May.All ...

First training workshop on Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA)

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) and the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP Cambodia) jointly hosted the first training workshop on Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) under the Shared Resources Joint Solutions (SRJS) program supported by the Netherlands Committee for IUCN. The two-day training was held on ...

Innovations for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC)

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is pleased to announce that we will take part in the implementation of the Innovations for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) project after receiving a 5-year cooperative agreement as an ISAC sub-awardee. ISAC is a five-year (2019-2024) project funded by the ...

GIS training for improved natural resources management in Cambodia

The fundamental GIS training was successfully conducted at ODC office, Phnom Penh, from 03 to 05 February 2020. A number of civil society organizations have been invited to join this three-day training. Those organizations include Build Community Voice (BCV), People Center for Development and Peace ...

Mardy: Novel Coronavirus, novel working experience

Since this discovery of the existence of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world has remarkably been forced changed in both macro and micro level ranging from policy making and implementing to daily life style. Since the end of March 2020, to cooperate with the government effort ...

Kalyan: I would like to share my experience working from home to be effective during the Coronavirus infection

I am a member of Open Development Cambodia who working as a Data research and GIS coordinator. Generally, you all can see the maps and plenty of data via opendevcam.net. Right now, in the world we are in a fight of our lives against the ...

Pisith: How I tackle challenges of working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak

Working from home during this period of COVID-19 seems to be likely adopted by many enterprises, including my organization Open Development Cambodia (ODC). As the outbreak of the Coronavirus is taking place with an abrupt increase of the positive confirmed for COVID-19 infection, people are ...

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