Strengthening the capacity of Commune/Sangkat Councilors on information dissemination

Ms.Chim Manavy gives opening speech ​«​Strengthening the capacity of Commune/Sangkat Councilors on information dissemination​​ » Photo៖ Open InstituteThe National League of Commune/Sangkat with the cooperation with Open Institute organized a 3-day training course, which was held from June 19th to 21st, on "Information Dissemination through Information and Communication Technology (ICT)". It was held at the Open Institute office, for Commune/Sangkat Councilors, in order to enhance their ability in collecting information and disseminating information to their local people.
Speaking at the opening, Ms. Chhim Manavy, Executive Director of the Open Institute, stated that this training is crucial for Commune/Sangkat Councilors in fulfilling their roles and everyday tasks.
Ms. Chhim Manavy emphasized that information is the power which enables Commune/Sangkat Councilor members to make the right decisions, and is especially important in the era of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
This training course is one of a series,which is funded by the Open Society Institute (OSI) of the United States and the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions-SPIDER of Sweden.
Commune councilors are learning how to type Khmer Unicode Phot: Open InstituteThe training focused on important topics such as hot news writing, news photographs, press releases, techniques to work successfully with media personnel (including the law and ethics on articles and photographs, and how to avoid legal issues), computer applications in Khmer, Khmer Unicode Typing, and Khmer Firefox.
Speaking at the training, Ms. Sy Taun, Vice President of National League Commune/ Sangkat, expressed that this training is vital for Commune/Sangkat Councilors working closely with the local people. Ms. Sy Taun, the Sangkat Chief, also mentioned that the participants will use the knowledge from this course to assist with news promotion to their local people.
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