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Sabine Joukes

country director

Chris Feddersen

program manager

'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...
Fishers in the Mekong Delta depend on both aquaculture and capture fishery. Credit: David Bonnardeaux/Pact

New grants and fellowships aim to raise local voices from the Mekong region

August 26, 2021
It was a regular Wednesday morning in Bangkok. Pact’s Thailand staff, working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, kept an eye on the Zoom chat as the screen began to fill with faces. Participants...

In Cambodia, empowering youth is a force for change

August 12, 2021
Ouk Sovandane, 19, is a sophomore majoring in banking at the Regional Polytechnic Techo Sen Institute, located in Sangkat Kraing Ampil, in Cambodia’s Kampot province. Growing up, Sovandane didn’t...

New partnership offers better access to financial services for Cambodia’s women entrepreneurs

June 25, 2021
Pact is teaming up with Wing Bank and Boost Capital, two digital financial services companies, to provide affordable financial services and products to underserved young women...