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Cambodia

As 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
Language: Khmer

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

Our Work

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. 

In Cambodia, we work across a specific range of thematic programs, including Water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), Education & TrainingEngineering Education, Inclusive Design and Clean Energy.

Our Impact

EWB Australia in Cambodia is currently engaged in a range of technical solution and sector & systems-strengthening projects.

    Our Team

    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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    Many Dy
    Country Manager
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    Socheat Nhip
    Education Manager
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    Mariny Chheang
    Mariny Chheang
    Technology Development Specialist

    Mariny holds a masterʼs degree in Environmental Engineering at Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) and a bachelorʼs degree in Water Resources Engineering and Rural Infrastructures at ITC (Cambodia). She has experience in working in water/ wastewater treatment, air pollution, and hydrology. As a Technology Development Specialist with EWB Australia in Cambodia, Mariny focuses on developing, trialling and delivering appropriate technology for communities in rural areas, to improve water in Sanitation in Challenging Environments and mobility.

    Our Partners

    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:

    Other Programs

    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.

      Impact Stories

      Mobilising the Accessible Moto v2.0 16 December, 2020 - Over the past year as EWB Australia initiated its new mobilisation program which matches volunteers with specific real-world projects to support EWB’s work. To launch the program, we identified three distinct streams: Open Challenges - such as the BirthWatch project Project Initiation - such as the Vehicle Washdown Station Technical Specialisation - such as the… read more
      In rural Cambodia, co-designed technology gives better access to livelihoods 3 December, 2020 - The Agrilab works with communities of people with disability in rural areas of Cambodia to co-design technology that gives them better access to agricultural livelihoods. A total of 79% of Cambodia’s 16.5 million people live in rural areas, with most engaging in farming. Cambodia is also home to approximately 1.5 million people with disabilities due… read more
      Hard Rock Sanitation Solutions and World Toilet Day 17 November, 2020 - World Toilet Day is 19 November. It’s a time to consider the massive impact safer sanitation and hygiene solutions can have for the 4.2 billion people living without access to safe sanitation. The day plays a key role in focusing international efforts to achieve SDG 6: Water and sanitation for all by 2030. read more