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Measuring Impact: International Intern Ambika’s Experiences at UNDP Cambodia

This morning I was in a car driving to a meeting at a hotel in Phnom Penh with four of my UNDP colleagues.  


A Drum, Metal Pipe and Rice by Product: Simple Innovation is Revolutionizing Drought

Despite the rain falling outside, a group of Agricultural Cooperative leaders and partners spent the day thinking about drier times. A total of 34 men and women took part in Drought Resistant…  


Women in demining: breaking barriers to serve with a purpose in Cambodia

Cambodia suffered through decades of civil conflict, resulting in a high number of casualties by landmines or other explosive remnants of war. Efforts to clear these mines have been intensive –…  


Leading the Way for Gender Equality: Cambodia's Commitment to Advance Equality

Most Cambodians continue to maintain biased ideologies on domesticity. According to a UN national survey, 92 percent of females and 82 percent of males believe that a woman’s most important role is to…  


The Untapped Potential of Cambodian Women: My Conversation with University Students on Gender Equality

Cambodia has made progress on closing the nation’s gender gap in recent years, but deeply rooted gender inequalities and gender roles remain evident. According to official data in Cambodia, women fall…  


Stories From a Climate Change Hero: Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Cambodia

“We’re going out to the provinces of Takeo, Kampong Cham and Kandal today to go check on the stations,” Mr. Hon said. A crucial part of his role, Mr. Hon and his team at the Department of Meteorology…  


Mainstreaming Gender in Forest Conservation and Management Efforts

Forests are vital for Cambodia, especially for forest-dependent communities, who are the ones suffering from the primary effects of climate change, forest deforestation and poor land management.  


Women in Demining Heading to Work

But Yi Loeum’s community was not always as supportive. Her parents also saw demining as a dangerous job, unfit for women. She still persevered as she saw in this job an opportunity to prove herself…  


Knowledge is everything when it comes to early warning

With the goal of enhancing flood and drought information for a more climate-resilient agriculture sector, the UN Development Programme has this month launched a tri-partite collaboration with…  


In the Fields of Northwest Cambodia, Every Step Counts

Painted sticks in red and white planted on the ground from left to right, projecting "danger" signs in bold text and red cards –a series of warnings that greeted us along the way. Dusty roads led to…  


Lessons of cyclone Nargis still need to be applied

Updating early warning systems to keep pace with the fast increase in extreme weather events is vital in the struggle to prevent disasters and save lives  

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