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Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Cambodia - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
 
One of the fastest growing emerging economies in the world, Cambodia has been ranked as one of the least developed countries, so has a strong investment landscape potential. With a strong social sector and government support Cambodia has become a world leader in reducing poverty. Political stability gains have meant investment in Cambodia is ready to be unleashed. However, the strength of labour is weak, and so much potential for Cambodia is still dormant, worker rights have much room for improvement and domestic demand has significant under-utilized capacity.

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Support and scale high-impact solutions that have been endorsed by AVPN members throughout Cambodia.

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to educate and empower women who will become skilled and innovative professionals, service-orientated leaders in their businesses and communities, and promoters of sustainable development in Asia.

Education, Gender

Mekong Dam Monitor

By Stimson Center Southeast Asia Program

The Mekong Dam Monitor uses remote sensing processes to provide unparalleled, near-real time reporting on reservoir and river conditions to communities and decision makers in the Mekong Basin.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy, Governance

To provide sustainable employment and income to poor women, close to their children by providing training so that they would develop complementary sources like vegetable gardens, chicken raising, etc.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

Versa Slate

By Overflow Biz, Inc

Improving the learning environment of the visually impaired in Cambodia by developing and distributing a paperless, portable, and erasable braille slate without any environmental constraint.

Education

Ozone sterilization with the microplasma technology can be used for all industries that require eco-friendly disinfecting method especially food storage, drinking water disinfection and space disinfection. The technology has great impact because this method does not require any chemical products such as chlorine or strong acids. It only uses ozone and radicals for disinfecting material and it is generated from oxygen in the air and by plasma technology. After the ozone and radicals kill bacterias and viruses, it goes back to oxygen again. This advanced sterilizing technology can directly apply to any countries but it is more beneficial to the developing countries.

Agriculture, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

SensorFlow provides a smart wireless IoT solution that monitors, analyses and automates hotel room environments through a variety of sensors.

Climate Action and Environment, Energy

40K PLUS English Literacy Program

By The 40K Foundation Australia Limited

PLUS English uses low-cost technology to make English language learning accessible to rural Cambodian primary & secondary schools. This project aims to extend the program to 250 schools over 3 years.

Education

Sustainable Last Mile Healthcare

By Reach52 (Allied World Healthcare)

We train local residents to provide health support and events through technology. The primary beneficiary is low-income, rural people who live in communities >1 hour from traditional primary care.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition

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Blogs

Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.

Climate Action and Environment

Can ESG be the Silver Bullet for the Agriculture sector?

Affordable Housing, Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Health, Nutrition

The Power of Collaboration

Education, Gender

The Role of Teachers in Preventing School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Health

Investing in Technology to Enhance Impact in a Post-COVID World

Financial Inclusion, Gender

Convergence Tracks Gender Lens Investing in Blended Finance

Education, Employability, Gender

Above and Beyond a Grantmaking Exercise: How an Evolving Partnership Can Create Better Futures for Girls in Cambodia

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Press

Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage from sources all around the world.

Naina Subberwal Batra: Philanthropists, let your grantees be brave

Gender

Gender Inequality is a Complex Behavioral Issue Complicated by Other Forms of Discrimination: Naina Batra

Affordable Housing, Ageing, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Employability, Energy, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Governance, Health, Land conservation, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene

First Impact Investing Fellowship for Asset Owners and Managers in Asia and Africa

Climate Action and Environment, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Asia-Based Winners of the 2021 SAFE STEPS Disaster-Tech Awards

Gender, Health

SDGS Driving Societal Priorities: Leading to a Just Society

Education, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Charitable Giving Moves East

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Building strategic social investment

Cultural sites in Cambodia are in need of protection and local businesses are in need of domestic demand. The social enterprise sector has enormous growth, hence investment return, potential. Expanding human rights is a major impact area that can help Cambodia realize it’s full productive capacity, coupled also with more investment in high-tech for farming and sustainable agriculture. Textiles and garments lead Cambodia exports, while tourism also brings in foreign reserves.

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Kevin Robbins

RISE Team Leader
Swisscontact Cambodia

Mischa Liang

Investment Associate
Incofin Investment Management

Clarisse Kehler Siebert

Executive Director
Nexus for Development

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Cambodia’s social economy is transitioning to the growth stage, driven by collaborative philanthropy and creative approaches to social funding such as pooled CSR funds.

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Prae Sunantaraks

Mekong Region Director at AVPN