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Sabine Joukes

country director
sjoukes@pactworld.org

Chris Feddersen

senior program officer
cfeddersen@pactworld.org

Pact’s programming in Cambodia includes good governance and social accountability, women’s economic empowerment and natural resource management.

Pact’s WE Act project 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.

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.

In partnership with local civil society organizations, Pact has also helped Cambodians to improve governance at the local level, making processes and delivery of services more transparent, inclusive and accountable. 

Stories and Highlights

Credit: Green Invest Asia

Private sector launches coconut industry's first sustainability charter

November 16, 2020
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, implemented by Pact, private sector leaders signed the coconut industry’s first global Sustainable...

Women Entrepreneurs Act: Chen Sopheap

November 2, 2020
After seeing them struggle to find options for earning income close to home in Cambodia, Chen Sopheap started an association for women weavers. She is a strong role model for other women...

Women Entrepreneurs Act: Srey Phallathavy

November 2, 2020
Srey Phallathavy runs her own business in Cambodia making water hyacinth products. As a young woman entrepreneur in Cambodia, she has faced and overcome many challenges to run a successful business....

Women Entrepreneurs Act: Lim Kanika

August 31, 2020
Lim Kanika is founder of Sepak, an online sales platform for Cambodian handicraft producers. As a young woman entrepreneur in Cambodia, she has faced and overcome many challenges to run a successful...
Mangroves in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, where Pact and USAID Green Invest Asia are helping timber producers to diversify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Yohann Formont/GIA)

Building a better post-Covid-19 world with the private sector

June 4, 2020
Covid-19 has created one of the most widespread humanitarian and economic crises in recent history. Despite years of pandemic warnings issued, most governments, civil society, research institutions...

In Cambodia, as Covid-19 adds new burdens for young women entrepreneurs, Pact and USAID move support online

May 4, 2020
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the young women entrepreneurs who Pact supports in Cambodia struggled to keep their businesses afloat. Sabine Joukes leads Pact’s Women’s Entrepreneurs Act...

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...