Senior Program Officer, Cambodia

Sreyphea Chap is a senior program officer for the Environment Program. She coordinates a climate change resilience initiative in the Stung Chinit Watershed, Kampong Thom province and supports the implementation of USAID’s Solid Waste Accountability Platform in the cities of Siem Reap, Stung Saen, and Kampong Cham, and GIZ’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Protect the Marine Environment (3RproMar) in Kratie province. Sreyphea has also been involved in research projects related to the management of solid waste and water resources.

Prior to pursuing her master’s degree in Australia in 2016, Sreyphea was with the Learning Institute between 2012 and 2015, coordinating the Research Interest Group on Natural Resource Governance and technically supporting a research team to conduct studies related to fisheries communities and rights-based fisheries, community-based honey enterprises, livelihoods, food security, and disasters. From 2011 to 2012, she was a team leader with CES Co. Ltd., working on environmental and social impact assessments on economic land concessions for agroindustry and resort development projects. Before receiving her bachelor’s degree in 2011, she held various positions, including an internship with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, and an enumerator on a few research projects related to climate change and biomass energy consumption of rural Cambodian people.

Education: Sreyphea Chap holds a master’s degree in Environment, specializing in Climate Change, from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.