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Protect Biodiversity to Reduce Future Pandemics

As the world scrambles to find a cure for the COVID-19 virus, the last few months have highlighted how closely connected we are to nature. A healthy, species-rich ecosystem protects us from diseases,…  

Cassava’s new gateway to global markets

National Road 10 was once a dream road. The proposed 189 km route would connect the Tonle Sap Lake region to the Southern Coastal Corridor and promised improvements in the flow of goods between…  

Why smart systems need local heroes

When you think about measuring climate change or forecasting the next big flood or drought, one might assume high-tech equipment being part of the process. In most instances, that is the case. But not…  

Three women changing the game for Cambodia’s next generation of girls

As we look towards building an equal generation, we need voices and initiatives that can spark action. We need innovation to accelerate the speed of development, in both new and existing…  

Before and now: lived experiences of early warning systems during a flood

It is now the end of 2019 and the year is ending on a happy note for residents of Tuol Dambang village. Yet only a few months ago, community members were worried.  

United Nations Development Programme report first step in developing drought indicators for Cambodia

Between 1987 and 2017, there were six major drought events recorded in Cambodia.  

Measuring human inequalities involves more than income

A complete account of inequality requires that we go beyond differences in income and look at variations in human wellbeing, both today and between generations.  

Cambodia Leaps Ahead, But an Old War Still Preys on the Most Vulnerable

Cambodia’s rapid growth in the past decade has been stunning. Towering buildings, gleaming store windows and busy markets across Phnom Penh obscure signs that some 20 years ago, the country had just…  

Sustaining natural resources for all

If you live in or close to a city, chances are you don’t venture much into a forest. This is the case for most people in the world today.  

In Cambodia, media professionals are preparing for a new moment in the digital transition

The news and media ecosystems in Cambodia are still in their nascent stage. Several fundamental issues – financial, legal, and professional – need to be addressed in order to nurture the…  

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