Open Institute

The Open Institute is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization base in Cambodia, established in September 2006. The mission of the organization is to ensure that the benefits of technology for social and economic advance are usable in Cambodian society, in particular by i) enabling widespread use of technology by means of using local language. ii) improving access to education and the quality of education by enabling the use of technology. iii) using technology to facilitate information sharing and communication as tools to build a more equitable society. iv) expanding Khmer lexicography, ensuring access to all sources, and developing on existing materials.

At present, the Open Institute implements six main program activities:

Open Schools Program:
Open Learning Program:
Women Empowerment for Social Change:
Khmer Software Initiative:

APC member since 2008.

Topic areas of expertise:

Access to information,
Free software,
Gender ICTs,
ICT for development,
Low-cost technology,
Strategic use of the internet,
Training ICTs

Ushahidi: an important tool to keep track of gender based violence incidence
Ushahidi: an important tool to keep track of gender based violence incidence 16 January 2013

Four training sessions on the use of Ushahidi and collecting data on gender-based violence took place on December 2012 under the Spider project lead by APC member in Cambodia Open Institute. The training was attended by 108 commune/sangkat councilors and members of commune/sangkat committees in charge of women and children from different Cambodian provinces.

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