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Smart disaster risk management saves lives: Royal Government of Cambodia and UNDP push for greater coordination in reducing disaster risk

Following on the heels of the Asia Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongolia earlier this month, Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management and the UN Development…  


Cassava Contract Farming: a model which is innovated to increase incomes of smallholder farmers and reward quick return on investment

A dialogue forum is organized to bridge cassava farmers who over years sell their harvested roots to unknown buyers without knowledge of end products and Green Leader laying a ground-breaking ceremony…  


Remarks by Dr. Richard Marshall, Country Economist, UNDP-Cambodia: Third Steering Committee Meeting of the Cassava Working Group Endorsement of the National Cassava Sector Development Policy

H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce; Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, A very good morning to you all. It is a pleasure to speak at today’s meeting on behalf of UNDP,…  


Cassava: not only a profitable crop but also a source of industrial development

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) aims to position Cambodia as a home for cassava processing industries and a reliable supplier of cassava-based products for global markets. In addition to the…  


Our plastic problem is out of control. Here's how we can fight it

On a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a seafood café is setting up for the evening rush. Styrofoam boxes are ripped open. The broken tops are dumped in the street. Plastic bags full of prawns are…  


First Public Private Partnership to Enhance Safe and Clean Transport for All

After the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Grab early this year announced their joint effort in improving living standards by reducing urban air pollution and traffic congestion, today…  


Impact to Cambodian Economy from Climate Change Could Be Worse Than First Predicted

If the global rise in temperatures is kept below 2°C by 2100 and Cambodia maintains current levels of investment in climate change adaptation, climate change will reduce Cambodia’s GDP by 9.8 percent…  


National Mine Action Conference: Toward a Mine Free Cambodia, 2025

The Royal Government of Cambodia is organising a National Mine Action Conference, presided over by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, to celebrate…  


Affordable Housing Design Challenge to Make Special Economic Zones (SEZs) More Sustainable

An international competition to design 3,000 units of modern and affordable homes, for low-income workers within and nearby the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, kicks off today.  


We’re losing the world’s forests, but there’s a way we can fight back

Imagine if a city like Chicago were to disappear in a single year. Well, this is happening now with our forests. Every year, the world loses a forest area similar to the size of this major US city.  

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