In Cambodia, we are equipping young people for success in the future economy, expanding economic opportunities, and minimizing the negative impact from the Covid-19 crisis. Our focus is on economic inclusion, online safety and security, integrated regional development, and improving public service delivery.
Adapting to the digital environment
With Covid-19 forcing activities online, digital literacy and online safety are crucial. While micro and small enterprises remain the backbone of ASEAN’s economy (employing 80% of the region’s workforce), The Asia Foundation targeted isolated communities across ASEAN with Go Digital ASEAN, a partnership with Google.org, to equip hundreds of thousands of workers with essential digital skills and tools. Our TEK4Good project also supported four Cambodian startups , and our new dedicated co-working space for women in Phnom Penh provides a home for women-led tech startups.
NEWS FROM CAMBODIA
The Diplomat Features Asia Foundation Survey Assessing Impacts of Covid-19
September 2, 2021
Revisiting the Pandemic: Rapid Survey on the Impact of Covid-19 on MSMEs in the Tourism Sector and Households in Cambodia
August 25, 2021
The Asia Foundation, U.S. Embassy, and National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations Launch Joint Workshop on Diplomatic Tradecraft
May 21, 2021
Journey to Cambodia: Women and Girls Leading Change
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
With a median age of 25, Cambodians have eagerly adopted the latest mobile and internet technology, but young Cambodian entrepreneurs in the tech industry need support and an enabling environment to bring their ideas to fruition. We've built an open co-working space for tech startups in our office in Phnom Penh. So far, we've supported four local startups, including a woman-run company, and hosted multiple skill-sharing events for entrepreneurs, students and experts. These programs have already been recognized for their impact. Education start-up WeduShare grew from a three-person team to more than 10 full-time staff, and its revenue allowed the company to rent a dedicated outside office space. Web and mobile developer Codingate won the 2017 Cambodia Rice Bowl Awards for best startup and best founder, and its founder has been featured in Forbes Magazine's "30 under 30" in Asia: Enterprise Tech.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Six Stories of Resilience: Digital Technologies as Drivers of Development in the Covid-19 Era
September 27, 2021
The Asia Foundation Launches LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future
September 23, 2021
Leaders on the Frontlines:
Leaders for a Better World
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6PM PT