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PRESS RELEASE                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               Friday December 1, 2017Cambodian Internet-Based Employment Solution Wins ASEAN AwardThe 2017 ASEAN ICT Awards recognized Bong Pheak, a USAID-funded employment service for low-skilled workers, as the year’s most important technology-for-development initiative in ASEAN, on November 30, 2017. Winners were selected by a panel of regional business and innovation specialists. Bong Pheak is an internet-based employment service for unskilled factory, construction, and hospitality work...
  Workshop Introduction to typeface design Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 4 to 7 December 2017 A workshop of the First Regional Conference on OCR and Natural Language Processing (ONA2017) Content:This workshop will take participants through the initial stages of developing a digital font with an emphasis on practical exercises. Activities will include experimenting with writing tools, thinking about the different functions of type, developing a personal brief and getting a clear direction for your typeface, digitizing and drawing letterforms with software, plenty of group critique, individual help and...
For the fourth consecutive year, Open Institute has completed its research on the use of Mobile Phones and Internet Use in Cambodia. This 2016 study reports important changes that have taken place during the last year regarding communication devices that Cambodians use, how Cambodians consume information, how technology penetration is changing reading and writing habits, and how Cambodian society is quickly moving towards new forms of communication. Data collected in September 2016 by interviewing 2061 participants aged between 15 and 65 years olds across Cambodia shows that over 96% of Cambod...
  The Open Institute is a local Cambodian NGO that supports the social and economic development of Cambodia by working in information technology for development.   The Open Institute is working on several exciting programs in which technology is used to improve the functioning of Cambodia's health system and support the delivery of better health services, prevent human trafficking, or develop educational games to help grade 12 students pass the final exam. The Open Institute works with the latest technologies available, developing connected server-based and Android-based applications that will...
  Press Release National Conference on gender equality within the new development agenda to take place On 11 and 12 February 2016  Under the funding support of UN Women Cambodia and organized by Open Institute, the conference on “Engendering the Sustainable Development Goals:  Making the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Work for Cambodian Women and Girls” will discuss gender equality within the new development agenda. The conference will contribute to the localization of the SDG’s, with a particular emphasis on goal number 5: a transformative stand-alone goal that addresses structural ba...
ASEAN Glod Medal  ICT Award 2015
Open Institute is proud to join People in Need (PIN) in receiving the Gold Medal in the ASEAN ICT Awards in the Corporate Social Responsibility category, the highest award to an ICT application for Development in ASEAN. Open Institute has provided enthusiastic technical support to PIN's Village Baby Care project, to which the award was granted. The project makes automatic phone calls to new mothers during the first 30 days after their baby is born, providing highly valuable health information for both mother and baby. The results of the project are impressive, with mothers an babies visiting h...
The ICT4D Cambodia Network is steadily taking form and swelling with momentum as various organizations work together to weave it. A fourth meeting of the network’s partner representatives ensued at the Open Institute offices on the 19th of June, 2015. The principle objective of the meeting was to collectively formulate ideas and activities for the development of the six months network strategy (from July to December 2015). The participants were representatives from ODC, WMC, CCC, CCHR, and OI, ICT4D Cambodian Network partner discuss network activities.                             Date: 19 Jun...
    Open Institute : The ICT4D Cambodia Network is steadily taking form and swelling with momentum as various organizations work together to weave it. A third meeting of the network’s partner representatives ensued at the Open Institute offices on the 26th of May, 2015. The principle objective of the meeting was to identify a clear process for the development of the 5-year strategy plan for the network.The member organizations felt it important to first identify these issues and then agree on the ones relevant to the project and to the different organizations involved, while eliminating the on...
Representative of partner institutions (ODC, InSTEDD, WMC, CCC, and CCHR) during initiative discussion on the development of strategy plan Date: May 7th, 2015.                                 Photo by the Open InstituteOpen Institute : ix member organizations of the ICT4D Cambodia Network project assembled to devise a course of action for the network on the 7th of May 2015. Working from the premise that knowledge has little value when confined within individuals, but has transformative power when harnessed by whole communities, the six partner organizations gathered together to exchange ideas,...
The whole pictured in the first partner meeting  Mr. Mak Puthea, ICT4D Cambodia Network Coordinator Assistant welcomed two new members, CCHR and CCC as network potential partners.                         Date: March 24th, 2015                         Photo by the Open Institute Open Institute : During the first Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Cambodia Network meeting on the 24th of March, partner organizations expressed the need for a strategy and capacity building plan along with the development of outcome/impact goals for the network. In the meeting, idea, qu...

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