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Nurturing the climate-smart generation, one school at a time

“I have learned about waste management and practiced climate-resilient agriculture, and now I feel confident to share this knowledge with my family”. May Kimleang is 16 years old. She studies in grade…  


A gallon of water that changed lives

Safe drinking water is now available year-round. In the Banteay Meas Khang Koeut Commune in Kampot province, many families struggle to find access to safe drinking water, particularly during the dry…  


UNDP Trains Teachers to Lead Emergency Evacuations During Disasters in Cambodia

In Cambodia, schools are often used to provide shelter in times of natural disasters. Teachers play a crucial role in preparing students and community members to respond to emergencies. They lead safe…  


ជោគជ័យនៃការតស៊ូមតិរបស់សហគមន៍នេសាទព្រៃនប់ Successful Community Advocacy by Preynub Community Fishery

Preynub’s success in regaining its land proves that empowered local communities that band together and work with the local authorities can protect their resources and property. It can serve as an…  


De-mining transforms former battleground into field of hope

Battambang – Farmer Prak Chrin paced slowly as she dropped green bean seeds into shallow holes on the ground. Nearby, her son, a hoe in his hands, was carving up the holes for the seeds in the…  


Scorecard – a local planning tool in Cambodia

Preah Sihanouk – At their recent meeting, Kampenh commune officials in this coastal province of Cambodia were presented with a spider graph showing status of various development indicators. In the…  


Donor representatives witnessing mine clearance effort

Battambang –There is something unnerving about treading through a mango plantation in the village of Kouk Roka in Battambang province. A roped-off dirt trail indicates the hazard underfoot:…  


Mine clearance restores children’s hope for education

In a normal progression, 12-year-old Kimleang should have been in Grade 5 already by now having started primary school in 2009. But she is still studying in Grade 3, falling two years behind. …  


Recovery efforts help poor Cambodians back on their feet

Cambodia was hit by devastating floods in 2013. A combination of heavy rain and the swelling of the Mekong River water caused substantial damages to infrastructure and crop, disrupting livelihoods of…  


Women deminers take on a man’s job

They’re young, female and fearless. Meet the deminers who boldly take risks by clearing landmines in the most contaminated areas in Cambodia. Ruot Sreyla is 24 and mother to a three-year old boy. Five…  

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