Open Cambodia 2014: Collaborative Learning For Cambodian NGOs

Open Cambodia is an innovative training event that took place in Sihanoukville from 23 to 27 February 2014. The event saw the gathering of more than 100 participants across Cambodia and a staff member of 70 civil society organizations working on health, trafficking, migration and human right topics.

The main goal of the event was to share knowledge and skills between participants through discussions on advocacy strategies, the use of online tools in advocacy campaigns, and on other technical subjects such as using media in advocacy or utilizing the cloud to ensure security in communications.

The event created a strong network of advocacy leaders sharing their experiences and their expertise, thus teaching and learning from each other.

The event was set up by the Open Institute, a non-governmental and non-profit organization connecting CSOs with the relevant software in order to help them in their work. They believe that Cambodia can be more developed and fairer with a high quality of education, information, communication and technology.

Finally, the U.S. Agency for International Development provided $65 million in order to help Cambodia and provide support a program that will develop health, education, democracy, governance and the fight against human trafficking.

If you need more information about Open Cambodia, you can contact Heng Chantheng at or call 012 435 286.