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



Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 14:26
The NGO Open Institute is the leading Cambodian organization applying technology to support the social and economic development of Cambodia. Open Institute's expertise brings together its deep knowledge of development issues in Cambodian society and innovative ideas on how to use technology to solve these problems. The Open Institute is working on several exciting programs in which technology is used to improve education, health, prevent human trafficking, or facilitate employment for unskilled workers. The organization works closely with UNICEF to support Education, Health, and Child Protecti... Read more
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 17:29
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 - 15:56
  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
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:48
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


Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:17
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 including tech innovations, entrepreneurship, e-commerce, and what they want to hear about. The agenda... Read more
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 17:43
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 - 15:58
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
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 08:54
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


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