The Open Institute is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization that envisions Cambodia as a country in which widespread access to high quality education, information, communications and technology lead to a more developed and just society. The mission of the organization is to ensure that the benefits of technology for social and economic advance are usable in Cambodian society. At present, the Open Institute implements five programs: SPICE (Structuring Partnership for Innovative Communication Environment), Women Empowerment for Social Change, Open Schools, Khmer Software Initiative, and Lexicography. Our outstanding expertise is the strategic use of Information and Communication Technology for Social Development

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 19:54
Citizen Journalist and Information Communication Technology training was conducted at Governance Resource Learning Center, Ministry of Interior for three days between 04 -06 March, 2014. The purpose of the training was to build the awareness of Commune council members and target youth in the use of computers with Khmer language and to have the ability to use  Internet   tools for researching, writing, sharing and discussing information openly and effectively This would help participants understand media ethics, law and policy. The participants were councilors from both municipalities and provi... Read more
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 23:14
Violence against women (in short as VAW) is a technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Violence Against Women (VAW) is prevalent in Cambodia despite being under-reported. There are many kinds of VAW such as domestic violence, trafficking, etc. Rape is among the most serious problem in Cambodia. It appears in almost every issue of the newspapers. Most victims don't dare to speak out, to denounce their abusers because they are afraid of being stigmatized. Ms. Chim Manavy, Executive Director of the Open Institute talked t... Read more
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 23:07
The Open Institute is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization that envisions Cambodia as a country in which widespread access to high quality education, information, communication, and technology lead to a more developed and just society. Currently, Open Institute has received funding support from UN Women to study on the Media Monitoring for Ending Violence Against Women in Cambodia.The project will gather and record quantitative and qualitative data about VAW to form a base of evidence that can be used in the future. Three local print media, three radio stations and three TV stati... Read more
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 20:58
With the goal of reducing child mortality during the first month of life, the Czech NGO People in Need (PIN) has been working very hard to develop a system to provide new mothers with timely information that will help them take better care of their children. Photo by Jiri Pasz The system uses IVR (Interactive Voice Response) technology. Midwives at the health centers register the telephone numbers of new mothers soon after birth. Later that these mothers receive seven phone calls with seven pre-recorded messages along the first month of life of the baby. The careful content-development process... Read more

Events

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 19:54
Citizen Journalist and Information Communication Technology training was conducted at Governance Resource Learning Center, Ministry of Interior for three days between 04 -06 March, 2014. The purpose of the training was to build the awareness of Commune council members and target youth in the use of computers with Khmer language and to have the ability to use  Internet   tools for researching, writing, sharing and discussing information openly and effectively This would help participants understand media ethics, law and policy. The participants were councilors from both municipalities and provi... Read more
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 23:07
The Open Institute is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization that envisions Cambodia as a country in which widespread access to high quality education, information, communication, and technology lead to a more developed and just society. Currently, Open Institute has received funding support from UN Women to study on the Media Monitoring for Ending Violence Against Women in Cambodia.The project will gather and record quantitative and qualitative data about VAW to form a base of evidence that can be used in the future. Three local print media, three radio stations and three TV stati... Read more
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 21:22
When: 7-8 December 2013 Where: Build Bright University The 5th tech event in 2013, BarCamp Sihanoukville will bring, for the first time, experts in technology and social media from various places of the country to the province to widespread the knowledge and bridge the network of high-technological skill concentration to the low-technological skill area. Under the generous support of USAID, Open Institute's SPICE program will mobilized this skill resources and cascade the knowledge and network throug supporting the event and offer travelling assistance to interested participants. For further... Read more
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 00:04
Dear All, We would like to announce that BarCamp Sihanoukville 2013 is officially held on 7th-8th December 2013. We’ll hold it at Build Bright University Sihanouk Province Campus. BarCamp Sihanoukville is a two day events that bring together IT professionals, innovators, businesses, NGOs and students under their own agenda to network, create synergies and catch up the state-of-the-art of technology. Regards,BarCamp Sihanoukville Organizer
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