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The goal of the Open Institute / Spanish Cooperation Research Grants is to improve the quality of academic research in Cambodia by supporting the use of correct research methodology in Master and Ph.D. thesis, as well as to ensure correct integration of gender aspects in all research.   A maximum of 10 research grants, with a maximum value of $1,000 per grant will be given to Master or Ph.D. students of Cambodian public universities to cover research expenses that take place between January and May 2013 in the framework of a Master or Ph.D. thesis.  Who may apply: students currently enrolled i...
Present certificate to TraineesThe seminar "Publication of Forum Results on Women in Access to Information", held on December 13th, 2012, at Sunway Hotel, was a wrapping event of the project called "Promote Access to Information For A Better Participation of Women". 55 participants attended (24 females, 31 males). They were representatives from Sangkats, Ministries and NGOs. The specific objectives of the seminar were to share the experiences and dissemination of the two forum results about " Access to Information with Gender Perspective" and "Female Commune/Sangkat Councilors and Access to In...
15 January 2013- The USAID-funded Structuring Partnership for Innovative Communication Environment (SPICE) program implemented by the Open Institute is delighted to be one of the main supporters of BarCamp events for the coming two years. We are proud to bring USAID as one of the main partners for the events and to also support participants from other provinces/cities to attend the camp. Starting this year in BarCamp Angkor, on February 23-24, 2013, the program will support the expansion of the camps to 5 events in 2013 and 5 in 2014. We at SPICE love BarCamp because we believe in the power of...
Four training sessions were organized on the use of Ushahidi and Gender Based Violence (GBV) data collection, on December 18th and 26th, 27th and 28th. They were attended by 108 commune/sangkat councilors and members of commune/sangkat committees in charge of women and children in Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom province. Among them were 54 women. The training was co-organized by the National League of Commune/Sangkat, the Open Institute, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Women Affairs. The aim of these training sessions was three-fold: encouraging and strengthening th...
Dialogue on Democracy is one year project getting fund support from Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER).   Let's go program is, one of activities of D&D project, a live call in show of radio program produced by Voice of Democracy (VOD). The purpose of this program is to promote and encourage youth participation in local development and election. Live show is taken 2 times a month on thursday of second week and fourth week at 9 am to 10 am and reedit and rebroadcast in following week. Up to date, the 8 shows are already lived. 6 more shows will be lived in January to Marc...
Ms. Chim Manavy, Executive Director of the Open Institute spoke about gender-based violence (GBV) and how there is a strong connection between violence against women (VAW), poverty and development. Violence against women has been identified as a key development constraint as the physical and psychological harm experienced limits women's ability to participate fully in economic, social and political processes. Violence against women is one of the most visible outcomes of gender inequality and women's lack of empowerment. Therefore, it is impossible to achieve the third Millennium Development Go...
The National League of Commune/Sangkat (NLC/S) and the Open Institute hosted a half day forum on November 21, 2012 called "Youth and the 2013 National Election." The forum was conducted at the Open Institute and was funded through The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Region (SPIDER). Ms. Sok Sokunthea, Gender Based Violence Project Manager, gave a welcome speech to thank all 48 participants (24 women) for attending the forum. Ms. Sokunthea mentioned the cause of today's forum is that "Youth population is increasing yearly by about 300,000. However, most of the youth lack an interest in el...
21 October 2012 - In the morning of October 19th, the National League of Communes/ Sangkats in collaboration with the Open Institute organized a forum on “Female Commune/Sangkat Councilors and Access to Information”. The forum welcomed 28 participants (17 females, 11 males) which included commune/sangkat councilors, ministry representatives, and NGO staff members. The forum's objectives were to provide an opportunity for the female commune/sangkat councilors to share their experiences and challenges on accessing information related to their work, and to identify strategies to promote a greater...
Ms.Chim Manavy, Executive Director of Open Institute, at the training on “Citizen Journalist”. Photo : Open Institute Date: 17-20 September 2012 The Open Institute, in cooperation with the National League of Commune/Sangkat, held a 4-day training course on 17-20 September 2012. The training course was called "Citizen Journalist", and was held for youth and Commune Councilors. The training was funded by the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions - SPIDER. It was held at the office of the Open Institute and facilitated by the Cambodia News and the Open Institute.     Speaking at the open...
1. Project Description This project will empower women's organizations in Cambodia to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) to monitor government prevention efforts and responses to VAW; to aggregate and analyze data that captures these efforts and to produce evidence that can be used to assist the Cambodian government to combat and eliminate violence against women.   The capacity of women's rights organizations to use ICTs to monitor the implementation of the country's National Action Plan to End Violence against Women and other commitments will be strengthened through the pro...

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