The forum on Increasing Youth awareness of Road Safety through the use of ICT was conducted on 13th November 2013 at Open Institute office. The purpose of this forum was to promote youth engagement in road safety awareness through the use of ICT in order to help them to share the knowledge of road safety within their own community.
The Open Institute is a local Cambodian NGO which supports the social and economic development of Cambodia by working in three major fields: gender equality, development of research capacity and information technology development.
The Open Institute presently runs two main programs. The program “Structuring Partnerships for an Innovative Communications Environment” (SPICE) funded by USAID to help raise the technological level of the country through the use of mobile phones and The Women Empowerment for social Change's Program supports the development of gender equality in Cambodia. With support from UN Women, the organization is now implementing a project title “Media Monitoring for Ending Violence Against Women in Cambodia”. The goal of the Project is to improve media reporting on violence against women in Cambodia to enhance community understanding of the nature, causes and effects of the issue.
To implement this project, The Open Institute is now seeking qualified candidates and interest persons to fill in three different positions as 1) One Project Manager, 2) One Project Assistant, 3) Three Data Collectors for Print, Radio and TV Media.
When: 7-8 December 2013
Where: Build Bright University
PRESS RELEASE - Google produces Khmer language phones by integrating the translations provided by the NGO Open Institute
PRESS RELEASE Phnom Penh, 4 November 2013
Google produces Khmer language phones by integrating the translations provided by the NGO Open Institute
The SPICE program, executed by the NGO Open Institute with funding from USAID, has collaborated with Google most of 2013 to complete the translation of the Android operating system to Khmer. These efforts have reached their goal with the release of Version 4.4 (codenamed KitKat) at the end of October. Google confirmed last Saturday, at the Google DevFest event in Phnom Penh, that this new version includes native support for Khmer script.
The translation of the phones was made by the SPICE program's localization team, which has over eight years of experience on the translation of software and phones. This team translated, back in 2005, the first Nokia phones to operate in Khmer language.
The training on Social Accountability was conducted on 16-17 October 2013 at the Open Institute office. The purpose of the training was to build the knowledge capacity and confidence of ordinary citizens, particularly in our target audiences of youth and commune/Sangkat councilors.
Phnom Penh 21, October, 2013
Interested in advancing the technology at your NGO? The Women Program of the Open Institute (OI) in collaboration with an Indian NGO called the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Public Interest Registry (.ORG) will be hosting a free one-day eNGO workshop in Phnom Penh on 29 November, 2013 centered on helping NGOs to increase their presence online. The event will provide training for 30-50 grassroots NGOs who have not yet adopted digital and ICT into their work and perhaps may not even have a website or who wish to learn more about the important tool of ICT in order to utilize it more effectively. All NGOs can be a part of eNGO Network which is the largest network of online NGOs in Asia, Africa & India. www.pirengo.org
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The Open Institute is a local Cambodian NGO which supports the social and economic development of Cambodia by working in three major fields: gender equity, development of research capacity and information technology development.
In particular, the Open Institute runs the program "Structuring Partnerships for an Innovative Communications Environment" (SPICE) which is an exciting initiative funded by USAID to help raise the technological level of the country through the use of mobile phones.
Phnom Penh 10 Oct 2013: Four new applications are now available for free at the Google Play Store. These applications allow typing and reading Khmer, sending and receiving SMS in Khmer, consulting the Choun Nath dictionary and reading news in Khmer through RSS feed. They have been developed by the Cambodian NGO Open Institute with support from USAID as part of the SPICE program.
Youth empowerment through the use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) is very important. ICT is a tool where youth can access information to upgrade their knowledge and skills that will enable them to fully participate in development. To promote youth participation, a Mini Barcamp was organized at Angkor Khemara University (AKU) located in Kampot Province on 20 September 2013. The main topic of the Mini Barcamp is
Cham Keyboard is created in order to make possibility to encourage Cham language and fonts using to be remaining. Cham Language and Fonts are less and less in uses among Cham community and relevant community. By this keyboard, our team has a strong hope that the use of Cham Language and Fonts would be well used as optional to their national language and fonts from the state that they are living.