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Data visualization and storytelling training

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) hosted a training on “Data visualization and storytelling” on December 20-21 and 26, 2022, with 24 participants, including journalists, citizen journalists, indigenous youth journalists, journalism students, and CSOs. People with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ are encouraged to join. This training was divided into two parts. The first stage was a two-day online training that included lessons and exercises. The second phase was a one-day physical training session focused on recapping the entire training and exercises.This training was funded by USAID Cambodia through FHI 360 as part of the Civil Society Support (CSS) Project’s Cluster Anchor Grant.Day 01: Understanding dataBefore the session began, an ODC representative made a welcoming remark about the project and an introduction to help the attendees get to know one another.Following that, the participant spent time preparing for the pre-test, which was used to assess their capacity before the program began. Mr. Vong Pisith, the trainer, began the lesson on understanding data to provide ...

The 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

The 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was hosted by the Government of Ethiopia with the support of UN ECA and UN DESA and took place from 28 November to 2 December 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the overarching theme Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and ...

The second cluster convention

The second cluster convention was held on 19 December 2022, at the FHI 360 Office in Phnom Penh, with 25 participants (06 females). The convention brought together the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC), the Ministry of Interior (MoI), civil society organizations ...

Sectoral consultation workshop on the foreign investment data and information in Cambodia

On 20 December 2022, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) once again hosted a Sectoral Consultation Workshop on the Foreign Investment Data and Information in Cambodia at Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh. Fifteen participants (03 females), including representatives from civil society organizations and researchers actively working at all ...

ODC 2022 annual staff reflection workshop

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is once again excited to organize the Annual Staff Reflection Workshop 2022 in Preah Sihanouk province from 09 – 11 December 2022. Surprisingly, the 9th Sea Festival was held on the same date under the theme “Bay of Peace, Bay of ...

Social accountability page presented at the ISAF II learning forum

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) was honored to present our profile page on social accountability to clarify its use and function in the National Learning Forum on the Implementation of the Social Accountability Framework (I-SAF) Phase II on 19 and 20 December 2022 in Siem Reap ...

Dissemination workshop on data and updated information of community fisheries in Kampot and Kep provinces

On 24 November 2022, Open Development Cambodia (ODC), in collaboration with ActionAid Cambodia and the Children and Women Development Center in Cambodia – CWDCC, held a Dissemination Workshop on Data and Updated Information on Community Fisheries in Kampot and Kep Province on the ODC website, ...

Environmental data and strategic environmental assessment (SEA)

Phnom Penh, 03rd November 2022, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) hosted a Technical Workshop on Environmental Data and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). This workshop was supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Family Health International (FHI 360) under Cluster Anchor Grant from ...

Indigenous Jarai youth attended the Paris Peace Forum for the first time

I am delighted that I am a member of the Cambodia ICT Camp and the CamIDF because it allows me to gain benefits for capacity development and attend international events, like the Paris Peace Forum. I was selected to participate in the “Open Data for ...

An indigenous young woman attended the Paris Peace Forum 2022

As a member of the Cambodia ICT and Digital Forum (CamIDF), I had an opportunity to apply for the Paris Peace Forum (PPF) program for the first time. I was selected to attend the fifth edition of the Forum under a project titled “Open Data ...

ODC, a Cambodian NGO, presented in the fifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum 2022

Last three years, Mr. Thy Try, Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief of Open Development Cambodia, was selected to attend the Paris Peace Forum 2019 on 12–13 November. He was impressed by how the Forum brought together many participants and high-level experts from all over the world. He learned ...

ODC ISAC infographics shared via mobile app

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) team designed budget infographics of Sangkat administrations in target municipalities of the Innovation for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) project, namely Ta Khmau, Kampot, Siem Reap, Kampong Chhnang, Battambang, Serie Saophoan and Poi Pet. In November 2021, ODC collaborated with one ...

Land and natural resource governance

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) under the Civil Society Support Activity: Cluster Anchor Grants funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Family Health International (FHI 360) supported indigenous peoples to participate in the Conference on Land and Natural Resource Governance which was organized ...

Kobo Toolbox training for ISAC partners

On 03 November 2022, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) team joined a Kobo Toolbox training facilitated by Internews for the Innovations for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) program. The training aimed to address technical training skills identified by local civil society program partners. In late 2021 ...

Environmental impact assessment (EIA): importance and opportunity to engage the local community

The opening of the Cambodian economy in the 1990s and the new Investment Law (2021) encouraged investment in development projects in a range of sectors, including extractive industries, physical infrastructure, agriculture, hydropower, and ecotourism, among others. These sectors are obligated to carry out the Environmental ...

Usability lab for ODC’s social accountability page

Open Development Cambodia’s team took some time this September to review its ongoing work to develop a Social Accountability profile page for the Innovation for Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) project.ITC lecturer and web developer Vamoeurn Nimol chaired a “Usability Lab’ session, reviewing ODC’s work ...

The initial cluster convention

The Initial Cluster Convention was held on September 13, 2022, at the FHI 360 Office in Phnom Penh, with 29 participants (10 females), including 06 indigenous peoples. The convention brought together media organizations, civil society organizations (CSOs), and community-based organizations (CBOs) working on indigenous peoples, ...

Data Literacy Training: A training in September was successfully held for Civil Society Organizations

From September 13 to September 16, 2022, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) continued its ongoing promotion of Data Literacy for the Innovations in Social Accountability project (ISAC). Fourteen members of civil society organizations working on social accountability joined the training, which was held at Phnom Penh’s ...

Data Literacy Training: A training in August was successfully held for Civil Society Organizations

From 30 August to 02 September 2022, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) continued its work to promote Data Literacy for the Innovations in Social Accountability Project (ISAC). Fifteen members of civil society organizations joined a four-day training held at Diakonia Center.Following ODC’s May Data Literacy training, ...

Indigenous women seek direct help and support from all stakeholders on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022

The United Nations marks 2022 as this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples under the theme “The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.” This theme recognizes how important and central women are in the longevity and survival ...

Two-day training on using ODC's map and fisheries resource management information

On 19-20 July 2022, ODC collaborated with the Children and Women Development Center in Cambodia (CWDCC) and conducted a training workshop on access to the data and information on the Open Development Cambodia website to community fisheries from Kep and Kampot province. The training was ...

Sectoral consultation workshop on the enhancement of dataset and the profile page on Foreign Investment in Cambodia

On 01 August 2022, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) conducted a Sectoral Consultation Workshop on the Enhancement of Dataset and the Profile Page on Foreign Investment in Cambodia at Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh. Thirty-two participants (11 females), including civil societies, researchers, indigenous NGOs, and university students ...

The training workshop on the fundamentals of QGIS attract public attention

Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS) is a useful spatial visualization and analysis tool that is becoming a viable alternative to more expensive software packages. It is also an open-source software package that relies on expert and user contributions worldwide. QGIS has many functions related to ...

Introductory animation training

Open Development Cambodia is increasing its development of video outreach material, such as the presentation of local Sangkat budget information for the Innovations in Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) Project. Videos document ODC’s ongoing work and serve to promote upcoming events and activities.These are done ...

Introductory infographics training

Open Development Cambodia’s team regularly develops graphics and infographics to help visually represent data findings for its website, and also social media outreach.  For the development of its new profile page template under the Innovations in Social Accountability in Cambodia (ISAC) project, the regular generation ...

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