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. Our mission is to ensure that the benefits of technology for social and economic advance are usable in Cambodian society.

At present, the Open Institute participates in  the following programs: Child Friendly Schools Monitoring Modernization (with UNICEF), Human Rights Based Spacial Planning (with People in Need), USAID Cambodia Countering Trafficking in Persons Program (with Winrock), USAID Quality Health Services (with URC), USAID Social Health Protection (with URC), mHealth (with People in Need). We also support the Asia Foundation in the Intimate Partner Violence through Media project, and UN Women in the Empowerment of Domestic Workers Project.

Our outstanding expertise is the strategic use of Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Social Development

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News

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 03:29
PRESS RELEASE                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               Friday December 1, 2017Cambodian Internet-Based Employment Solution Wins ASEAN AwardThe 2017 ASEAN ICT Awards recognized Bong Pheak, a USAID-funded employment service for low-skilled workers, as the year’s most important technology-for-development initiative in ASEAN, on November 30, 2017. Winners were selected by a panel of regional business and innovation specialists. Bong Pheak is an internet-based employment service for unskilled factory, construction, and hospitality work... Read more
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 01:56
  Workshop Introduction to typeface design Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 4 to 7 December 2017 A workshop of the First Regional Conference on OCR and Natural Language Processing (ONA2017) Content:This workshop will take participants through the initial stages of developing a digital font with an emphasis on practical exercises. Activities will include experimenting with writing tools, thinking about the different functions of type, developing a personal brief and getting a clear direction for your typeface, digitizing and drawing letterforms with software, plenty of group critique, individual help and... Read more
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 20:48
For the fourth consecutive year, Open Institute has completed its research on the use of Mobile Phones and Internet Use in Cambodia. This 2016 study reports important changes that have taken place during the last year regarding communication devices that Cambodians use, how Cambodians consume information, how technology penetration is changing reading and writing habits, and how Cambodian society is quickly moving towards new forms of communication. Data collected in September 2016 by interviewing 2061 participants aged between 15 and 65 years olds across Cambodia shows that over 96% of Cambod... Read more
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 21:33
  The Open Institute is a local Cambodian NGO that supports the social and economic development of Cambodia by working in information technology for development.   The Open Institute is working on several exciting programs in which technology is used to improve the functioning of Cambodia's health system and support the delivery of better health services, prevent human trafficking, or develop educational games to help grade 12 students pass the final exam. The Open Institute works with the latest technologies available, developing connected server-based and Android-based applications that will... Read more

Events

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 22:17
BarCamp Kampong Cham 2014, is a free and open social event 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. It has taken place on this Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, July 2014, which attracts 457 participants include 149 female participants from different universities, high schools, NGOs and private sectors.At BarCamp Kampong Cham participants decide their own agenda and what they want to hear about. The agenda is created on the basis of participants requests, and the... Read more
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 04:43
Panelist at the seminar on Promoting Transparency through Increased Access to Information at Sunway Hotel.Date: 3 July, 2014 Photo by Open Institute The seminar on “Promoting Transparency through Increased Access to Information” was held on 3rd July 2014 at Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh. The purpose of this seminar was to promote the critical use of ICT to achieve information transparency and to encourage citizen's to be active participants in the use of and dissemination of information. Those in attendance included representatives of the Youth, Commune Councilors, Non-Government Organizations, and... Read more
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 02:58
This week, a roadshow for the training campaigns on Internet and Mobile Telephony and Mobile installation campaigns at 9 high schools for students in grade 11 & 12 and promotion campaigns at nearby phone shops. The campaigns will take place in 45 high schools in 18 different provinces that will show a 35-minutes educational video on understanding about the correct way of using Internet, trustworthiness information and what should be avoid to post. After this, students will discuss on 6 different case stories related to privacy, trustworthiness information, blackmail story, believes, hassra... Read more
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 21:39
On Friday 25th, April 2014, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and Open Institute organized a multi-party training for youth and activists on "Telecommunications Outreach", the IVR has been trained to each parties. 25 youth partcipants from each political parties (CPP, CNRP, LDP, FUNCINPEC, DRP) has been trained on how to create their Interactive Voices Response (IVR) system; design Call flow follow a sample content and implementing with the Verboice system. All parties successfully created their Call flow and can be used for testing after a fruitful training.    

Others

  • Internship Opportunity - Research Interns on Monday, September 28, 2015 - 23:15
  • The main responsibility of the Project Officer on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 02:49
  • Short Term Job Opportunity on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 20:45
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