At the age of 12, Pharady, a girl from a small rural village in Cambodia, was sent 60 kilometers away to live in Kampot because her community did not have a high school for her to attend.
#ConnectCambodia is happening and we are ready to talk about the potential of e-commerce logistics, cross-border paperless trade and digital innovation!
Recently, H&M and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-organized a kick-off meeting to identify sustainable waste management solutions for the garment sector. This meeting was attended by the Royal Government of Cambodia, garment industry representatives and waste and energy management experts.
Landmines and ERW continue to be an issue in Cambodia as there remains about 2,000 km2 of contaminated land to be cleared. It is a threat to human security and national development. The number of casualties has decreased from 4,320 in 1996 to 58 in 2017, however, this is still considered to be among the highest in the world (CMAA, 2010).
Approximately 70% of Cambodian households derive all or an important part of their income from agriculture, yet the majority of agricultural production is dependent on the monsoon rain and natural floods/recession of the Tonle Sap Lake and Mekong River.
It has a very large hydro sector – 46 % – so that’s the single largest part of the energy mix. It then has another 33% coming from traditional coal-fired power stations, and a further 13% is imported.

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15.6 M

Population (2015)

13.5 %

Poverty rate (2014)

1215 (USD)

GDP per capita (2015)

143 / 188

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