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Sabine Joukes

country director

Peter Newman

program officer

To engage Cambodia’s youth in socioeconomic rights, ‘Youth Ambassadors’ lead the way

June 21, 2023
In Cambodia, reaching youth can be a challenge, but this is exactly what the Pact-led WE Act project needed to do. Funded by USAID, WE Act works to support and empower young women entrepreneurs and...

Photo story: Business Women

November 21, 2022
With Pact's support, women entrepreneurs thrive.

Supporting women entrepreneurs in Cambodia: Seoy Khem's story

November 14, 2022
With funding from USAID, the Pact-led WE Act project works with organizations and institutions to provide business skills, soft skills and networks for women entrepreneurs in Cambodia so they have...

Engaging young women entrepreneurs with government officials in Cambodia

July 27, 2022
On July 5, 2022, USAID and Pact’s Women Entrepreneurs Act project organized an event entitled “Provincial Conference Promoting Engagement of Youth Leader and Young Women Entrepreneurs with Government...

'Technology has no gender': Cambodian entrepreneur contributes to sustainable farming

March 7, 2022
A recent global study by UNESCO found that 35 percent of female students choose to pursue STEM-related fields in their higher education. Every year, more and more women are breaking down the dated...

Mekong Connections program works with civil society on forests, rivers, wildlife and health

March 3, 2022
The women came proudly dressed to Ban Hat Bai village that cool January morning. In their handwoven pha sin skirts and their cotton tops, some indigo-dyed, they were ready for the first day of a...

Khmer Enterprise and Swisscontact in collaboration with Pact sign partnership agreement to strengthen the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Cambodia

February 4, 2022
Khmer Enterprise (KE) established by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, organized a partnership signing ceremony at KE’s hall to sign a partnership agreement in strengthening entrepreneurship...
An entrepreneur who is supported by WE Act works on clothing designs with one of her employees. (Credit: Brian Clark/Pact)

Improving the socio-economic rights of more than 3,500 young women entrepreneurs in Cambodia

November 11, 2021
In Cambodia, entrepreneurs are the backbone of the economy. An estimated 350,000 small entrepreneurs across the country are making sure that their families have the income to send their children to...
Sophal at her pizza shop. Credit: WE Act

WE Act supports young women entrepreneurs in Cambodia to register their businesses

November 2, 2021
Pach Sophal, 32, runs a small, unregistered pizza and bakery shop in Battambang, Cambodia. Like most business owners, she wants to grow her business and earn more income for her family. That’s why...