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Sleepwalking Through Climate Action

Every day a single copy of the local newspaper the Phnom Penh Post makes a long journey through my office at UNDP Cambodia. It arrives on the Resident Representative’s desk, is then passed to the…  


Moving closer to dumping plastic straws

Plastic straws are probably older than most of us reading this blog  


Women Changing the World: What Happens When You Combine Disaster Risk Management and Gender Equality

Four women sat at the table, each from a different part of the Kampot or Pursat province. They have different roles in their families and communities – some are mothers, one is a health worker,…  


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.  

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