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This project aims to promote the use of ICT to young people and councilors through workshops, training sessions and social media. It is funded by the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER), and implemented by Open Institute and its partners, Khmer Youth for Social Development (KYSD), and People Health Development Association (PHD). Voice of Democracy (VOD) and the National League of Commune/Sangkat (NLC/S) are project's cooperative institutions. From July 2013 to October 2014 the project endeavors to develop the capacity of young people and commune councilors to access and share information and promote social dialogue, thus improving their knowledge of, and participation in democracy. The three main components of the project are: 1) training on good governance, access to information, development/democracy, and how ICT is used to promote communication, 2) Dialogue on Democracy enabling young people and councilors to collaborate through forums, debates and seminars, 3) the Democracy information campaign, whereby target groups will be encouraged to share information on democracy through websites, social media, mailing lists, video clips etc.
The participating groups include university students and commune councilors. There are branches in the Phnom Penh , Battambang , Siem Reap , and Kandal provinces; and there are also more youth club members in the Kompong Chhnang and Kratie provinces. The young people are involved in training, dialogue, debates, Barcamps, campaigns and social networking. Sangkat/commune councilors are from all 9 districts in the Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kandal provinces. Planning and consultation with the partners will determine which specific Commune/Sangkat will form part of the project by focusing on the density of the population. The target councilors will also be involved in training on ICT and access to information, in dialogue and debate.
The workshop at a glance- Increasing youth awareness of road safety through the use of ICT, at Open Institute office. Date: November 13, 2013
The partners and their geographical locations are as follows: 1) (VOD)- 13 provinces – Kandal, Phnom Penh, Kompong Speu, Takeo, Preach Vihear, Prey Veng, Bantey Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kompong Chhnang, Kompong Thom, Pursat, Battambang, Oudor Meanchey, 2) (OI) Phnom Penh and the project partners’ area, 3) (PHD) Battambang. Siem Reap, Bantey Meanchey, 4) (KYSD) Kampong Chhang, Kampong Speu, Kratie and Phnom Penh. Some of the project activities will be implemented in the same provinces and municipality, but in different districts and communes.
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