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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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 02:21
  External consultant Evaluation Announcement Location Evaluation: Phnom Penh, Kandal, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kratie, Kompong Speu provinces. 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.  A key project that the Open Institute is working on is “Promoting Youth Engagement in Development through the use of Information Communication Technology” (PYD_ICT) which under of Women Program. This project has been operatio... Read more
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 21:51
Besides Khmer, the national language of Cambodia, the country has several minorities who have and speak their own languages. The Cham, present in Cambodia and Vietnam, are a significant minority, and the only one to have its own traditional script to write its language. As part of ongoing work to improve access to information for minority groups, the USAID-funded SPICE program has collaborated with the company BREOGAN to ensure that the Cham script can be used on more and more in computers, and has paid special attention to make it available in smart phones. This development makes possible, fo... Read more
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

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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 02:21
  External consultant Evaluation Announcement Location Evaluation: Phnom Penh, Kandal, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kratie, Kompong Speu provinces. 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.  A key project that the Open Institute is working on is “Promoting Youth Engagement in Development through the use of Information Communication Technology” (PYD_ICT) which under of Women Program. This project has been operatio... Read more
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
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