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Contacts

Sabine Joukes

country director
sjoukes@pactworld.org

Megan Sullivan

senior program specialist
msullivan@pactworld.org

Pact’s approach to integrated programming in Cambodia touches many facets of the development spectrum, including good governance and social accountability, women’s economic empowerment and natural resource management.

Pact’s newest project in Cambodia, WE Act, launched in 2018, supports young women entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. With a focus on urban-based micro, small and medium businesses owned by women ages 18 to 30, the project is addressing key challenges to their businesses through capacity development, network expansion, information sharing, access to finance and markets and more. It’s also supporting others in the entrepreneur system to better serve the needs of young women entrepreneurs.

In partnership with local civil society organizations, Pact’s PROCEED project has helped Cambodians to improve governance at the local level, making processes and delivery of services more transparent, inclusive and accountable. Pact has supported citizens to take a bigger role in local decision making and helped government officials to invite and answer the public’s concerns. 

Pact also implements the USAID Green Invest Asia project, which is working across Southeast Asia with a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. The project is catalyzing private sector finance to upscale and drive investments in agriculture, forestry, and other land use toward low emissions, yet profitable business models.

Stories and Highlights

Changing business as usual: How sustainable investment promotes sustainable land use

July 20, 2018
By Natcha Tulyasuwan, Sustainable Landscapes Finance Specialist, USAID Green Invest Asia & Jim Jarve, Strategic Advisor, USAID Green Invest Asia Summary Sustainable investments make good business...

The ghosts of user-centered design

August 30, 2017
Sitting in the Cambodian humidity, in an open-air council hall in Pursat with storm clouds rolling in the distance, I had to wonder if I would have found myself here were it not for the concept of...

Pact’s Integrated Approach to Natural Resource Management

April 19, 2017
Around the world, Pact is taking on environmental challenges in partnership with local communities, building their capacity to responsibly manage their natural resources while improving their lives....

Armed with knowledge, a ‘citizen leader’ in Cambodia makes a difference

February 13, 2017
Before Pact's PROCEED project, local officials in Cambodia rarely listened to citizens’ concerns, and citizens often were too afraid to voice them. Thanks in part to volunteers like Ngek Lyna, things...

In Cambodia, a mining company & an indigenous village are working together for better development

November 28, 2016
In Peak Village, Pact and a local NGO are helping to build a new, collaborate approach.

With Pact’s support, Cambodian banks commit to developing sustainable financing principles

September 27, 2016
The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) has taken its first major step toward sustainable lending practices by committing to develop sustainable finance principles and integrate environmental and...

Amid deforestation & land disputes, Pact helps Cambodians save their trees, way of life

September 1, 2016
With the country’s deforestation rate now estimated to be the fifth worst in the world, Pact is helping Cambodia to conserve its trees – for the good of the environment as well as for families who’ve...

Active and engaged: Indigenous women make their voices heard with Cambodian mining company

July 27, 2016
Women – especially indigenous women – are often the most vulnerable to the negative impacts of development projects. Socheat Penh from Mekong Partnership for the Environment shares the story of Sok...

Mekong Partnership for the Environment: Regional governments and civil society are improving public participation

March 21, 2016
As everyone filed into the meeting room, they stopped to greet familiar faces. Some shook hands, others gave friendly waves, wai’s or pats on the back. Diverse voices and backgrounds filled the venue...

Report recommends actions to increase Cambodia's renewable energy use

January 20, 2016
The Cambodian National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners, launched a report today that...