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The Learning Platform allows you to learn and share knowledge with each other.

The Learning Platform aims to be a free one-stop-shop knowledge-sharing portal, aggregating best practices and lessons learned by the cluster members of the Civil Society Support (CSS) project. The portal will disseminate data and information for the wider CSO community and other interested stakeholders through its interactive and user-friendly content - available in both Khmer and English – made publicly accessible and free of charge. The contents of the Learning Platform are classified based on the theme, including Education, Digital Social Innovation, Environmental and NRM, Gender and Social Inclusion, Indigenous Peoples, Journalism, Civil Society, Legal Resources, and Training Materials, which the cluster members implement.

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A sustainable learning platform for everyone.

The Learning Platform was developed by Open Development Cambodia (ODC), under financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)​ in Cambodia through FHI 360 in partnership with the International Center Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) for the Civil Society Support (CSS) Project.

To ensure the long-term run of the Learning Platform and the sustainability of knowledge resource sharing, all the cluster members are encouraged to take ownership of the platform by having individual login access to upload the content. ODC will also provide additional capacity-building-related digital skills and tutorials for posting the content to the cluster members. Open Development Cambodia will maintain the overall technical functioning of the website.

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Sixth Science Talk on the Drought Situation in Cambodia

CamboJA, in collaboration with the Open Development Cambodia Organization (ODC), organized the 6th Science Talk on the Drought Situation in Cambodia on 30 January 2024. The event was attended by 35 participants (19 women), including representatives of civil society organizations, university students, and journalists. Thank Mr. Hour Ix, Reginal Drought Management Expert of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), for sharing his experience, knowledge, and expertise on this topic. This activity is funded by USAID through FHI360, under the Civil Society Support (CSS) project, and co-implemented by CamboJA and the Open Development Cambodia Organization (ODC).

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) partner meeting with the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment

On 20 October 2023, the ODC team traveled to Utrecht City, the Netherlands, to engage in a crucial meeting with Dr. Arend Kolhoff, Technical Secretary of International Cooperation at the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment. ODC has been collaborating closely with the commission on providing inputs to the draft general guidelines for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and SEA for sand mining along the Mekong and Bassac Rivers in Cambodia. The primary objective of this meeting was to critically update the progress and challenges that have emerged within the area of SEA in recent times. The discussion focused on the ongoing work regarding SEA within the Cambodian context. The National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) of the Ministry of Environment of the Kingdom of Cambodia established the National Training Team on Strategic Environmental Assessment (NTTSEA) on 20 December 2022. The team is responsible for arranging and preparing training materials, disseminating SEA knowledge at national and sub-national levels, and raising awareness through a range of meetings, training sessions, and workshops. In addition to their educational activities, NTTSEA has mobilized resources and forged partnerships with NGOs and other stakeholders, in a determined effort to foster a comprehensive training program on SEA. Stay tuned for more updates on this journey towards sustainable development!

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Data visualization training in journalism

On September 11th, 2023, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) conducted an enriching training session titled \"Data visualization in journalism,\" attended by a group of 14 journalists (2 females) from various locations such as Phnom Penh, Kratie, Siem Reap, Battambang, Stung Treng, and Mondulkiri. With our \"Data visualization in journalism\" training, the trainees can embark on a transformative journalistic journey that explores the intersection of data and narrative. Data visualization, the art of transforming raw data into compelling visuals, is more than a skill; it\'s a narrative accelerator. In an age when information bombards our senses, journalists with data visualization skills gain the ability to change complex datasets, transforming them into impactful graphs, interactive charts, and dynamic maps that bring stories to life. This course provides an opportunity to seamlessly combine journalistic skills with data-driven precision, unleashing the potential of visual storytelling to captivate, inform, and inspire. The training aims to equip journalists with the skills to integrate visual elements into their storytelling, enabling them to convey information, engage audiences, and unveil deeper narratives through impactful and accessible graphics. The primary objective of this training initiative is to equip journalists with the proficiency to incorporate visual elements into their narratives. By doing so, they acquire the ability to convey information effectively, engage their audiences, and unveil deeper layers of the narrative through compelling and easily comprehensible graphics. The comprehensive training program explored data comprehension, the principles of data interpretation, the art of chart design, and an introduction to the powerful data visualization tool, Datawrapper. Despite the constraints of time, the participating journalists displayed remarkable adaptability and tenacity, successfully producing visualizations and integrating them into their stories. These hardworking trainees exhibited a worthy commitment to learning this new tool and the concepts surrounding it. Their dedication resulted in the creation of 14 interactive visualizations, each addressing a diverse selection of topics using Datawrapper. While it is acknowledged that their efforts may not yet be considered professional, it is evident that they have acquired a fundamental understanding of how to develop visualizations that enhance their news articles. Furthermore, it notes that the majority of these participants have expressed a strong desire for additional training sessions. They are eager to extend the duration of training and remain enthusiastic about staying updated with the latest data and visualization techniques. These aspirations reflect their solid commitment to enhancing their capacities as journalists and their dedication to delivering high-quality journalistic content to their respective audiences. The project is funded by USAID Cambodia through FHI 360 under a Cluster Anchor Grant from the Civil Society Support (CSS) Project.

Upcoming events

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Open Data Day 2024

Open Development Cambodia Organization (ODC), in partnership with The Asia Foundation (TAF) will host the Open Data Day (ODD) on 2 March 2024, focusing on “Open Data for Sustainable and Inclusive Development for All.” The ODD 2024 will provide a safe space for marginalized and vulnerable groups to express their concerns, share their experiences, and be exposed to talk on open data and digital development in Cambodia. Various activities, including keynote speeches, presentations from open data experts, and hackathons, can enlighten marginalized and vulnerable groups\' knowledge of open data and sustainable development in Cambodia. The event is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Asia Foundation\'s Ponlok Chomnes: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia Program.    Don’t miss this chance to network with other open data enthusiasts, learn new skills, and contribute to a more open and inclusive world.​​ People with disabilities are encouraged to participate. Program: English and Khmer Register now: http://tinyurl.com/m78knss7

Science Talk #6: Current Situation of Drought in Cambodia

  • January 30, 2024
  • 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • To be confirmed
  • January 25, 2024

The event provides an opportunity for 25 participants from media institutions, universities, indigenous groups, and civil societies to meet with scientists in the field of environment to obtain scientific data for use in their work. This event is co-organized by CamboJA and Open Development Cambodia (ODC) under funding support from USAID through fhi360. Register: https://forms.office.com/r/PeAxg2vSs5

KAWSANG: Innovation Marketplace

  • November 15-16, 2023
  • Full-day
  • TBC
  • November 5, 2023

Innovation Marketplace is a collaborative hackathon where participant teams build proof-of-concept prototypes for solutions to the challenges of civil society in 48 hours. We are looking for individuals or groups of technology-based innovators, content creators, and civil society actors who are up for this challenge! ➜ Where: TBA➜ When: November 15-16, 2023 (2 full days)Apply online: Deadline: 05-November-2023➜ For FHI/CSS/CSOs: https://forms.gle/Q8H4HnqEnxbvq42q7➜ For Innovators: https://forms.gle/X9Kx5E7s2JPUoGrk7 Note: If you have selected to join the Innovation Marketplace, we will send you an email notification.For any inquiry or further information, please contact us at contact@kawsang.com

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