Education Ministry and partners launch #ReadEveryDay campaign
In the spirit of nurturing the love for reading, a nationwide campaign dubbed #ReadEveryDay was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, in collaboration with the Asia Foundation and other partners. ...
Anith Adilah Othman
Smart backs Tech Startup projects
Leading mobile phone operator Smart Axiata has formed a partnership with The Asia Foundation, an international development NGO, to foster innovation and creativity among Cambodian tech startups. ...
New tech hub for innovators
A new tech-centered co-working space is challenging the country’s young leaders to find practical ways technology can be utilized to create a positive impact on the day-to-day lives of people. ...
NGO brings trash problem into greater focus
Phnom Penh’s ever-growing garbage problem is not going away, but on Friday its scope became clearer as the Asia Foundation presented two years of research into the city’s present and future solid waste generation, along with suggestions on how to cope with the mess. ...
Simon Henderson and Khuon Narim
Young Cambodians launch campaign to combat violence against women
About 400 young Cambodians and members of the armed forces have launched a campaign calling for an end to violence against women and girls in response to a brutal attack by a real estate tycoon on a former female TV presenter. ...
RFA Khmer News Staff
Women turn to mobile apps to end violence
Phat Sreytouch, a former beer promoter, recalls being the constant subject of harassment from the men she served in beer gardens, many who felt they were within their rights to touch her and her colleagues. In a new initiative aimed at ending such attitudes and ...
Cambodian activists win award for work to combat violence against women
In Cambodia, three women have been recognized for work that combines technology with efforts to combat violence against women, a major problem in the Southeast Asian country. Winning the inaugural VXW Award means the women will get assistance to further promote their efforts on smartphones ...
In Cambodia, culture shapes identity, spurs economic growth
Last year, the United Nations called for culture to be given top priority in the post-2015 global development agenda, citing its importance to economic growth, social inclusion, equality, and sustainable development. It is difficult to quantify the impact culture has on a nation, particularly for a developing ...
Cambodia’s Small Businesses Serve as Backbone of Sustainable Economy
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced in late March that the nation was on target to move from the status of a low-income to a lower-middle-income nation by the end of 2013, ranking it the 15th country that obtained high economic growth in the world in the ...
Cambodia Must Up its Game in Rice Exports
Cambodia announced two major bilateral trade agreements last month, with the Philippines and Thailand, that are expected to further expand the country’s rice export sector. Over the last few years, Cambodia has emerged as a major rice exporter in the region, due in large part ...