Chim Manavy

Executive Director

Biography

CHIM Manavy is the Executive Director and also a founder of the Open Institute, a local Cambodian non-government organization established in September, 2006 with the main purpose to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing for social development in Cambodia. She is also the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of this organization. Manavy is the founder of the Women Empowerment for Social Change project established with the main aims to promote gender equality in a society in which women can exercise their rights in a balanced way and can build competence to become self-sufficient through strategic use of ICT. She is also the editor of the women web portal and regularly coordinates the women forums and editorial advisory group meetings discuss on women related issues. Manavy worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for more than 20 years. After finished her diplomatic mission abroad, she decided to joint civil society in 2001 with hope that she would have a greater opportunity and liberty to take an initiative to work with the local people contribute to solve the various social problems.

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