TechCamp is an interactive technology conference gathering non profit organizations, civil society organizations and technology experts.
This event aims at identifying issues encountered by civil society organizations, and provide workshops to address those issues through tech solutions.
TechCamp Phnom Penh 2013, which took place in Norton University last march 13th and 14th, focused on “Capacity Building and Youth Empowerment through Technology”, bringing multidisciplinary teams to work together on specific challenges, and pitch their solutions in front of a jury at the end of the event. Throughout the two days conference, case studies and presentations were running, as well as interactive training stations.
At Geeks In Cambodia, we are not only passionate about tech, but we are also real “evangelists” on social good matters. Meaning that we’re deeply convinced that tech resources can be capitalized in order to deliver new solutions to challenges that NGOs and non profit organizations are facing everyday. Bridging tech and solidarity is what TechCamp Phnom Penh was all about, and so is the “Social Good” section of Geeks In Cambodia platform.
So what did we we particularly appreciate during this event ?
In first place, as Cambodia is a country counting numerous NGOs, such an event couldn’t be more appropriated.
Considering the rise of the tech scene in Asia, addressing NGOs issues through tech solutions is also more than relevant.
Furthermore, the format of this event allowed participants to empower themselves by working as teams on their own challenges, and building their own responses.
On addition to that, this kind of event can be a fresh start for networking, and can highlight the use of tech for solidarity purposes.
You can visit the website of the event if you wish to learn more on TechCamp Phnom Penh.