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Doing Development Differently

A mission to connect social innovation with development expertise has provided Accelerator Labs Cambodia an opportunity to learn what works and what does not and, importantly, what is needed to solve…  


Freedom to move: How the new driving license prakas opens opportunities for me and other persons with disabilities

As a person with a disability, my right to travel, along with the rights of other persons with disabilities, has been restricted by the inability to use modified vehicles without any specific…  


Cambodia’s human development path in the new Age of Humans

On its 30th anniversary, UNDP’s new Human Development Report (HDR) has introduced for the first time the concept of the “Anthropocene” at the centre of the human development debate  


My first time to hear about the Marrakesh Treaty – What is it really?

I was introduced to the Marrakesh Treaty for the first time when UNDP’s Regional Advisor presented it at the National Reflection Workshop on the National Disability Strategic Plan 2014-2018, in 2018  


‘These Ideas Are Brave’: Exchange Visit Shifts Perspectives of Agriculture Leaders

Participants of the exchange visit were tangibly excited as they gathered around big blue tanks, filming the contents on their phones. Inside the chambers, they watched how hundreds of fish were…  


How COVID-19 taught us to turn our office upside down

Organizations that didn’t grasp early on that the arrival of COVID-19 meant they needed to change the way they worked have struggled during the pandemic. For UNDP Cambodia this lesson came early on.  


Generating “Collective Intelligence” in Cambodia: The power of digital co-creation

In the new normal of COVID-19, organizations across the globe have shifted towards remote working. To ensure continued communication and collaboration, this shift has required the introduction of new…  


Lack of Historical Disaster Data a Thing of the Past with CAMDI Update

In Phnom Penh, a Consultative Workshop on Data Reporting for Monitoring Indicators of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cambodia has brought together ministries for a more data-ready…  


Reimagining Data Ecosystems to Better Understand and Respond to the COVID-19 Experiences of Citizens

COVID-19 has exposed our inability to rely only on a single or existing data point to inform our response. In order to understand the current realities of citizens and to develop contextualized…  


Your ability to innovate is critical for the COVID-19 response

A frog in a pot of water is relaxing in peace. If we heat the pot slowly, the frog will continue to relax in the water, oblivious to the increasing temperature until it is too late. On the other hand,…  


Panel discussion: “What makes media organizations resilient in 2020? Good practices and lessons learned on promoting freedom of press

Rappler, a Filipino media outlet based in Metro Manila is used to pivoting at times of crisis after they have spent years in legal battles relating to freedom of expression, problems with ensuring…  

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