CambodiaAs a key part of our Asia-Pacific focus, EWB Australia has worked with communities in Cambodia since 2005 to create positive social impact.
Population: 16 million
Capital City: Phnom Penh
Cambodia is a country continuing to work towards addressing its challenges. Whilst having benefited from three decades of relative stability after civil war and the 1970s genocidal rule of the Khmer Rouge, health and education remain important challenges and development priorities.
rural residents that have access to sources of improved drinking water (>90% in urban areas)
rural residents that have access to improved sanitation facilities (~80% in urban areas)
have access to and use safely-managed drinking water
have access to and use electricity
* Sources: World Health Organisation; Asian Development Bank
EWB Australia works to improve the quality of life of people living and working in disadvantaged communities in Cambodia. Our work is impact-led, with a focus on positive, sustainable and long-term change. We do this within local communities, to ensure we build the capacity of the people who live and work in them. Through this approach, we have established long-term relationships with local organisations with whom we partner, to ensure the solutions developed are evidence-based, relevant and, importantly, approved by each community.
EWB Australia in Cambodia is currently engaged in a range of technical solution and sector & systems-strengthening projects.
Key to this work are our in-country EWB Australia staff and our volunteer Field Professionals.
Our Field Professionals are technical or thematic specialists who volunteer to work in-country to provide critical expertise, mentoring and capacity-building. These technical professionals are not only skilled in the development of appropriate systems and solutions, but also in community-led design and engagement. Our Field Professionals work alongside our in-country staff, or within our local partner organisations. Via this collaborative response, we enable and empower remote Cambodian communities to only tackle the issues that are relevant and of priority to their communities.
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Our Cambodia programs are supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Since 2005, EWB Australia has worked with over 14 partners in Cambodia and are currently working alongside:
Alongside our Community Program within Cambodia, EWB Australia facilitates a range of education, research and training programs for Australian students and professionals that aim to broaden awareness about the challenges in Cambodia and mobilise expertise to create even more opportunities for impact.