Former Senior Program Officer, Cambodia

Menghun Kaing left the Foundation in 2019

Menghun Kaing was formerly a senior program officer with The Asia Foundation in Cambodia. Menghun’s work focused on economic empowerment, governance and policy research, and technology. Under the umbrella of governance and policy, Menghun’s responsibilities included implementing the Ponlok Chomnes: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia program that aims to strengthen the capacity of knowledge sector institutions to undertake quality research to inform policy making. Throughout her career at The Asia Foundation, Menghun conducted research to support the Foundation’s policy and good governance work. In the economic empowerment area, Menghun managed programs to support women and youth’s economic participation, including a program to support women in the garment industry by improving access to timely information on job opportunities. In the technology area, Menghun co-designed and led the Foundation’s business incubator, TEK4GOOD, supporting local technology startups from its 2016 launch until early 2019. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was based at the East-West Center in Honolulu and began her career as an English-language journalist in Phnom Penh.

Education: Menghun holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and she is an alumna of the Harpswell Foundation. Following her undergraduate degree, Menghun completed post-baccalaureate studies at Bard College in New York.