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Contacts

Sabine Joukes

country director
sjoukes@pactworld.org

Megan Sullivan

senior program specialist
msullivan@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

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...

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...