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ODC kicks off data literacy training program

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) kicks off its Data Literacy Training Program, the first training lasts for five days held in Phnom Penh, from 21-25 October, 2019.With financial assistance from USAID’s Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS) project, ODC is implementing Data Literacy Program which consists of three training phases and a final workshop. Each training phase combines classroom learning, field visit, mentoring session, producing evidence-based story and online publication.Thirty trainees are admitted into the program throughout recruitment process which participants are people working in journalism, communication and research sector.During the workshop, Executive Director of ODC, Mr. Thy Try said Data Literacy Training is an intensive program that runs for a year; he added that the program would progressively equip participants with skills and knowledge on data analysis and data-driven journalism.“At the end of the training, I believe that participants are able to use evidence-based storytelling in raising awareness and promoting informed decision-making with regard to environmental and natural resources management in ...

Study visit on Chinese investment impacts in Cambodia

In early of August 2019, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) has successfully hosted a group of young Chinese research students to do study visit on Chinese investment impacts in Cambodia. This research program is organized by the China House,  a social enterprise that sends young people from China ...

Cambodia Youth in Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) was invited to participate in the Cambodia Youth in Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a Volunteer Youth Ambassador Program initiative organized in collaboration with the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC). The Volunteer Youth Ambassador Program for SDGs consists of ...

Addressing the issue of “Popular justice” in Cambodia

Between 2010 and 2018, 73 people have been victims of extra-judicial violence, more commonly referred to as “mob justice” or “mob killings” and these acts of violence resulted in 57 deaths and 16 wounded.1 Those figures are considered by experts to be largely underestimated due ...

Cooperation between ODC and SEAPC

Following our meeting with the representatives of the South East Asia Prayer Center (SEAPC)  in Siem Reap, ODC and SEAPC have made the first step to establish potential cooperation. Just a few days after our first encounter, SEAPC sent two of their ICT staff to ...

Training of trainers on map reading and using

On August 05 and 06, 2019 Open Development Cambodia together with Department of Information Technology (DIT) of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) have successfully carried out a Training of Trainers (ToT) on Map Reading and Using in Kampong Chhnang Province. 26 teachers ...

Presidential Hackathon 2019 in Taiwan

From 18 to 21 July, Open Development (ODC) team has been attending the Presidential Hackathon 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Presidential Hackathon is an initiative designed by the Taiwanese government to emphasize the importance of open-source, open data, and related best practices which can be ...

Pilot training on map reading and using with high school teachers

In March 2019, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) and the Department of Information Technology (DIT) of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) conducted an assessment workshop to collect inputs from high school teachers to understand the teachers’ knowledge and experience in map using and ...

Environmental impact assessments and the Sihanoukville building collapse

Early in the morning of June 22, disaster struck Sihanoukville as a seven-story condominium building under construction collapsed. According to survivors, around 60 construction workers were on-site, some with their families sleeping.1 The collapse has killed 28 people and injured 25, and led to the ...

Kick off meeting on project "improving public service delivery through the use of ICT"

Cambodia is moving forward with a fast phase development in technology advancement. The country has reached more than 12.5 million internet users in the late 2018 following an increase of mobile operators’ service expansion in rural areas, according to Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC). With ...

ODC was the only project from Cambodia that was selected to present at the Festival of Civic Tech for Democracy

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) was pleased to be part of the 7th edition of the Personal Democracy Forum Central & Eastern Europe (PDF CEE). The three-day event – under this year’s theme “In whom we trust” – was held on April 4-6 at the European ...

National Reading Day at Chea Sim Tbeng MeanChey High School

Cambodia has made March 11 its National Reading Day following a sub-decree issued in September 2015. The date is set to be in line with Master Choun Nath’s, the Khmer literature master, birthday. In 2016, Cambodia has celebrated its first National Reading Day and ever ...

Workshop on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in public services in Cambodia

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) in collaboration with STAR Kampuchea and Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) arranged a workshop entitled “Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Public Services in Cambodia” under financial support by the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) on 12 ...

Assessment workshop on the knowledge of map reading and using

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) and the Department of Information Technology (DIT) of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) have successfully conducted an Assessment Workshop on the Knowledge of Map Reading and Using among high school teachers on the 04th to 05th of March, ...

Open Data Day 2019: Tracking public money flows

Open​ Development​ Cambodia​ (ODC)​ in​ collaboration​ with​ the​ open​ data​ community​ was​ pleased​ to​ host​ the​ Open​ Data​ Day​ 2019​ on​ March​ 1st​ in​ Phnom​ Penh.​ It​ was​ the​ 4th​ time​ that​ ODC​ joined​ this​ global​ event​ and​ organized​ the​ Open​ Data​ Day​ in​ Phnom​ ...

The​ first​ Environmental​ Impact​ Assessment​ (EIA)​ portal​ in​ Cambodia

Cambodia​ aims​ to​ fasten​ its​ economic​ growth​ while​ fully​ committing​ to​ sustainable​ development.​ To​ avoid​ adverse​ impacts​ from​ the​ development​ and​ promote​ long​ term​ benefits​ to​ economic,​ social​ and​ environmental​ change,​ the​ practice​ of​ Environmental​ Impact​ Assessment​ (EIA)​ shall​ be​ enforced.​ And​ since​ EIA​ has​ ...

Preliminary meeting on engaging civil society organizations in the Voluntary National Review (VNR) process

Countries worldwide are encouraged to prepare the so-called Voluntary National Review (VNR), which are country-led and country-driven, as they facilitate the follow up of the implementation progress and the effectiveness of the actions and targets adopted to achieve the SDGs. After proving to be a ...

2018 AODP Dialogue and International Open Data Conference

The Asia Open Data Partnership is an regional event launched since 2015 with 8 partners from 6 countries in Asia. The 2018 AODP Dialogue is  the 4th Dialogue that is organized by Korean partner, the National Information Society Agency (NIA), and hosted by Ministry of ...

ODC participated in BarCamp ASEAN 2018

Barcamp ASEAN 2018 took place on October 20-21, at Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This BarCamp ASEAN 2018 broke the world’s largest BarCamp record having over 8,000 participants, 60 exhibitors, over 95 speakers on 85 topics and 1,000 companies and organizations. ...

Success story from fundamentals of QGIS trainings with Royal University of Agriculture

A training program on fundamentals of QGIS was organized at geographic information system (GIS) lab of Faculty of Land Management and Land Administration, at Royal University of Agriculture. In the program, land management and environment were considered as the main theme. The participants were trained ...

The training workshop on “Accessing to information of public service”

At the end of last month, on September 29th, Open Development Cambodia organized a training workshop to raise awareness on the access to public services information using ICT tools. Being a government body dedicated to improving public service delivery, representatives of the National Committee for ...

ODC’s attended the process of citizen monitoring, one of the four components of the implementation of social accountability framework

The implementation of social accountability framework (I-SAF) rests on four components: i) access to information and open budgets, ii) citizen monitoring, iii) facilitation and capacity building, iv) learning and monitoring. This blogpost highlight parts of activities of second component 2: citizen monitoring, a process where ...

ODC’s third GIS workshop: GIS application in land management and education

In the second GIS workshop, ODC received 21 participants who successfully attended and awarded in the three-day workshop with theme focusing on “data collection and application of GIS”. This time, “GIS application in land management and education” are in the center.Welcoming remark by Mr. Phy ...

Stakeholder engagement and knowledge sharing workshop

On the morning of July 13, 2018, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) organized a workshop to share the  outputs and findings of its project on “The use of Google Earth Engine (GEE) to play a role in gender equality and education in flood-prone areas”. This workshop ...

ODC visit to Information for Citizens (I4Cs)’ meeting in the Romeas Haek district, Svay Rieng province

With the assistant from STAR Kampuchea (SK), at the weekend, 19th May 2018, ODC team visited an implementation activity on the ground. The visit aimed to learn the process of Implementation of Social Accountability Framework in public services.It is a sunny and humid Saturday afternoon ...

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