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Young innovators pitch ideas

Seven dynamic startups run by young entrepreneurs pitched their innovative ventures to business leaders and investors from Cambodia and around the world, at the culmination of the Bluetribe initiative, a unique and intensive six-month startup incubation scheme. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810579/young-innovators-pitch-ideas/

Japan, UN support civil discourse

The Japanese government and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), in conjunction with Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior and the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) – a coalition representing local NGOs – have inaugurated a new cooperative development project. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-un-support-civil-discourse

Digital literacy a key component to new ecommerce strategy

The government has released a new e-commerce strategy to address how the nation can best benefit from the rapid growth over the last decade of the Kingdom’s digital economy. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787984/digital-literacy-a-key-component-to-new-ecommerce-strategy/

UNDP push for gov’t bonds as investors request good returns

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has renewed calls for the Cambodian government to issue sovereign bonds in riels to underpin the government’s effort on de-dollarisation and protect the economy against external shocks. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50786840/undp-push-for-govt-bonds-as-investors-request-good-returns/

Journey to circular economy model is ‘well under way’

The government is currently preparing policy and strategy that will promote the circular economy model to the business, investment and local environmental communities. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50782648/journey-to-circular-economy-model-is-well-under-way/

Asia-Pacific officials discuss climate change in Cambodia

More than 100 officials from some 20 economies in Asia and the Pacific are meeting with donor institution representatives in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province in a bid to strengthen public financial management systems for climate change adaptation projects, said a news statement on Monday. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140915/asia-pacific-officials-discuss-climate-change-cambodia

Cambodian deputy PM meets with two UN senior officials on ties

Cambodian deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Tuesday met with two United Nations senior officials to discuss relations and cooperation between Cambodia and UN on social and economic development and human rights.     The two officials are Haoliang Xu, assistant to the UN secretary ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=215511

Atmospheric hole discovered

Scientists have discovered a new phenomenon in the skies above Southeast Asia: a huge, invisible hole in the atmosphere’s lowest layer that may exacerbate the effects of Cambodia’s climate change. The hole – roughly twice the length of New Zealand and concentrated just east of the ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/atmospheric-hole-discovered

Switzerland provides 3 mln USD to Cambodia for mine clearance

Switzerland on Tuesday granted 3 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for mine clearance. The agreement was inked between Rahel Boesch, director of Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation office in Cambodia, and Setsuko Yamazaki, director of UNDP office in Cambodia, ...

Business Ghana News Staff
http://www.businessghana.com/portal/news/index.php?op=getNews&news_cat_id=&id=193425

Canada to provide $2.2 mln for climate change projects in Cambodia

The Canadian government has announced that they will provide $2.2 million through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to Cambodia to help fund climate change adaptation projects within the country. ...

Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=OTU1NDBkNmRkZjQ

MUJI Plans Green Dye Factory for Cambodia

Japanese retail company MUJI announced the development of an eco-friendly natural dyeing plant in Cambodia, a press release on Sunday said. The plan is part of the Business Call to Action, a global initiative supported by several international organisations and hosted by the UN Development Programme ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466031/Business/muji-plans-green-dye-factory-for-cambodia.html

1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

April 5th marks the starting date for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its partners in Cambodia in observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 which is the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The MDGs ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MzVkZTcwZWRkNjY

Limited yarn supply troubles Cambodian silk industry

The silk industry of Cambodia is in rapid decline due to limited domestic supply of silk yarn and high cost of imported raw materials. According to the latest data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Cambodia, the Southeast Asian nation imports 395 tonnes of raw ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=122102

French Delegation to Discuss Water Treatment

Delegates from eight French-owned companies in the water management sector will meet with government officials and officials from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority today to explore business opportunities in Cambodia, according to a French Embassy statement yesterday. As a part of a two-day visit, ...

Skills key to gender goals

 A Millennium Development Goal Acceleration Framework action plan presented yesterday by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) seeks to address Panha’s and other women’s lagging economic opportunities in Cambodia. The plan will help Cambodia achieve targeted Millenium Development Goals by 2015. Though no date of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092058826/National-news/education-integral-to-gender-goals.html

Varying Degrees of Progress Shown in Development Report

The government has made “remarkable development progress” in successfully guiding the country through the global financial crash of 2008, ensuring economic stability and enabling the government to meet the Cambodian Millennium Development Goal on poverty reduction, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. Speaking at the launch ...

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