Cambodia

Cambodia’s dynamic economic growth is catalysed by its working population comprising for about 80 percent of the population. Despite the high labour force rate, the country’s human resource remains largely low-skilled. Therefore, the need to upskill the working population and modernise technical and functional competencies is crucial in major economic sectors, including industry, services and agriculture. 
About cambodia

country facts

  • Area: 181,035 km
  • Population: 15,288,489 (2019)
  • Capital: Phnom Penh

Swisscontact in Cambodia

  • since 2016

Projects

Cambodia
Sustainable agriculture
Scaling Suitable Sustainable Technologies (S3)
The Scaling Suitable Sustainable Technologies, led by the University of Tennessee, is a sub-award under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification at Kansas State University, funded by the USAID.
Through the employment of the gender and ecologically sensitive impact pathways mapped during the 2015-2020 WAgN-Cambodia project, the project will advance the capacity and roles of scaling agents in technology diffusion through applied research, technical assistance, curricula development and organizational strengthening. This process demonstrates the potential for scaling technologies through local, national, and regional networks and for uptake of sustainable intensification (SI) technologies by rice-based farmers and others, serving as a regional model for self-reliance.
Cambodia
Sustainable agriculture
Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium (ASMC)
The Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium (ASMC), led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a sub-award under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification at Kansas State University, funded by the USAID. The Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) supports collaborative research and development efforts to produce measurable impacts on reducing global hunger and poverty and improving the nutrition of smallholder farmers. The SIIL currently supports research and development in four focus countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, and SenegalThe project targets a regional approach with the overall goal of facilitating the evaluation and scales up selected transformational technologies for smallholder farmers. The emphasis is on sustainable intensification of selected agricultural value chains in Asian and West African regions with the support of innovation hubs and field hubs. In Cambodia, ASMC project focus on scaling up conservation agricultural (CA) machineries via appropriate technologies and cropping systems that were actively pursued during Phase I.
Cambodia
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion, Sustainable tourism
Skills Development Programme
The overall goal of the Skills Development Programme (SDP) is for disadvantaged young women and men and low-skilled workers in five rural provinces of Cambodia (Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kratie, Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri) to gain access to decent employment and increased income. 
Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs
Swisscontact manages the USAID funded Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE) platform which provides technical assistance (TA) to companies with high potential for impact in Southeast Asia. RISE aims to create impact for the base of the pyramid by providing accessible TA to businesses with high potential for positive social and environmental impact and by mitigating risk for investors.
Cambodia
Trade facilitation
Improving Small Package E-Trade for SMEs
Improving Small Package E-Trade for SMEs (SeT4SME) is a two-year project (2021-2022) for the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation or the Alliance. This project aims to support Cambodia in improving its trade performance and driving inclusive growth in the country by enhancing trade facilitation implementation with improved transparency in trade practices and reduced time and cost of cross-border e-trade.

News

Cambodia
Sustainable agriculture
20.09.2021
Partnership to Promote Cover Crops in Cambodia 
There is a need for the Cambodian agriculture sector to reinvent itself by shifting from increased production through land expansion towards sustainable intensification. As Cambodia “finds new pathways to drive future growth,” technology will play a critical role in transforming the sector. The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC)’s vision to modernise the country’s agriculture recognizes that sustainable intensification “primarily depends on the application of techniques, new technologies, research and development, mechanisationzation, and increased capacity of irrigation to improve productivity.” This is reflected in several key documents that have been developed by the RGC.
Cambodia
31.08.2021
Training on photography and videography for the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training to support digital transformation
The Skills Development Programme (SDP), a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), supported the response of TVET institutions during school closures by providing two half-day training courses on photography and videography to TVET trainers to support them in effectively creating and delivering training online to maintain access to training for learners.
Cambodia
Sustainable agriculture
12.08.2021
Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health: The InGuider Experience
International Youth Day, celebrated annually on 12 August aims to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and to celebrate the potential of youth as active partners in the global society.
Country Director Cambodia | Project Manager, ISA
Rajiv Pradhan

OUR INTERVENTIONS

Swisscontact in Cambodia operates in two working areas – skills development and enterprise promotion – always acting through private sector development. Building on the wider organization’s regional and global experience, Swisscontact, under well-established collaborations with public and private partners, including Skills, Tourism, Agriculture Mechanisation, Conservation Agricultural and Agroecology, Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) Technical Assistance and Development, Private Sector Partnership, and Research to Commercialisation (R2C).

Partners
Solid partnerships at all levels are essential for development projects to achieve the best possible outcomes. This is a key takeaway from our more than 60 years of experience in international development cooperation. For this reason, we work closely with local, national, and international partners. Our partnerships focus on joint projects that benefit all stakeholders, especially local populations.
Team
The abilities and readiness for action of our employees are decisive for our projects’ ability to achieve sustainable impact, as well as our long-term success. As an attractive employer, Swisscontact invests in a positive management and work culture. This is defined by our fundamental understanding of development intended to serve not only our beneficiaries in project countries but our employees as well.
Video
Witness what our beneficiaries and partners say about our programmes through these videos. We are grateful to be a part of those who bring positive changes to Cambodia. Enjoy the videos!
Jobs
Motivated and productive employees with initiative constitute the most important success factor in all areas of our work. We count on individuals who are looking to the future, impact- and team-oriented, and want to work in international development cooperation.

Contact

Phnom Penh

THAN'S CORP Building #46, 7th Flr., Mao Tse Toung Blvd (245), Sangkat Boeng Trabek, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Kratie

Provincial Department of Tourism, Kratie, Sre Sdao Village, Sangkat Oureusey, Kratie Town, Kratie Province, Cambodia

Stung Treng

Provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training (PDLVT) Building, 1st Flr., Leu village, Sangkat Srah Russey, Krong Stung Town, Stung Treng province, Cambodia

Preah Vihear

Provincial Training Center (PTC) Building, 1st Flr., Domnak village, Sangkat Kampong Branak, Preah Vihear Town, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia