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Research Projects & Seminars

Past Research Projects

No Title Partner Funder
1 Migration, Rural Poverty and Natural Resource Management Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Battambang Province International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada
2 Ecosystem Services Supporting Livelihoods in Cambodia Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI), Sweden Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA)
3 Industrial Skills Development in Cambodia Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
4 Skills Development for the Emerging New Dynamism in Asian Developing Countries under Globalization Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5 Capacity Building for Gender, Poverty and Mobility Analysis of Road Transportation Development in GMS Region Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand ASEAN Foundation
6 Study of Financial Access to Health Services for the Poor Phase 3: Combining Health Equity Funding and Community-Based Health Insurance in Cambodia and Lao PDR RMIT University, Australia, and World Health Organization (WHO) Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
7 Community Needs and Attitudes to the Impact of Growth and Development in Phnom Penh RMIT University Global Cities Institute United Nations Global Compact- Cities Program
8 A Comparison of Decentralization Policies, Community-Level Collective Action and Elite Capture in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam University of California, Irvine, USA University of California’s Pacific Rim Research Program, USA
9 Impacts of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Events on Cereal Production, Area and Yield in Asia: Cambodia NA Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Italy
10 Costs and Benefits Analysis of Small Scale Jatropha Curcas Plantation in Cambodia NA Environmental and Economic Program in South East Asia (EEPSEA)

Recent Research Projects and Training

No Title Partner Funder
1 The Role of Social Enterprise in Capacity Building for Business and Enterprise Bradford University, UK, and Friends International Department of International Development (DFID) through the British Council via Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) Program, UK
2 Competing Hegemonies: Foreign- dominated Processes of Development in Post-conflict Cambodia VU University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development
3 Evaluating the Connections and Contributions of Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments to Adaption Strategies in the Health and Water Sectors: A three-Country Study in the Asia-Pacific Region Australian National University (ANU), Australia Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
4 Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the Philippines, and Hue University, Vietnam International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada, Environmental and Economic Program in South East Asia (EEPSEA), and Climate Change and Water (CCW)
5 Evaluation of Pilot Program on Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Viet Nam and Policy Implication for Laos and Cambodia Hue University, Vietnam, and National University of Laos Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI), Sweden, SUMERNET Program
6 Analysis of the Impact of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Employment in Cambodia Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada
7 Monitoring and Evaluation of “Village Development Partnership” Project of Population and Development International-Cambodia NA Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation
8 Training on Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation of Involuntary Resettlement and Income Restoration in Public Sector Development Projects South Asia Management and Engineering Services (SAMES) Pvt. Ltd Asian Development Bank (ADB) Cambodia

Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Exchange Programs

No Title Partner Funder When
1 Socio-Cultural Research Seminars NA Development Research Forum in Cambodia (DRF) Monthly
2 Second Annual Conference of the Academic Network for Development in Asia on “Skills Development for the Emerging New Dynamism in Asian Developing Countries under Globalization” Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) January 2010
3 First Workshop on “Alternative Approaches to Development in Cambodia?” VU University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development June 2010
4 Second Workshop on “Alternative Approaches to Development in Cambodia?” VU University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development June 2011
5 Third Workshop on “Alternative Approaches to Development in Cambodia?” VU University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, WOTRO Science for Global Development October 2011
6 Conference on “Social Enterprise: Developing the social economy and generating sustainable and creative solutions to poverty and social exclusion” Bradford University, UK, and Friends International Department of International Development (DFID) through the British Council via Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) Program, UK August 2011
7 Workshop on Environmental Economics for Teachers and Researchers Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) June 2009
8 Inception Workshop on Climate Change Research Hue College of Economics, Vietnam, and SEARCA, the Philippines Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) February 2011
9 Workshop on Introduction to Climate Change and Vulnerability Assessment Hue College of Economics, Vietnam, and SEARCA, the Philippines International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada June 2011
10 First Exchange Program on "Fostering Research Capabilities of Young Researchers” through the “Academic Network for Development in Asia” Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) May 2010
11 Second Exchange Program on "Fostering Research Capabilities of Young Researchers” through the “Academic Network for Development in Asia” Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) October 2011

Guest Lectures Conducted in Academic Year 2010-2011

Topic Lecturer
Angkor as World Heritage Site and the Development of Tourism: A Study on In-Destination Revenue in Accommodation Sector in Siem Reap Angkor Region Dr. Neth Baromey, Head of Tourism Department, RUPP
Urban Job Migration in Phnom Penh and Continuity in the Cambodian Rural Social System Prof. John Pilgrim, Visiting Professor, RUPP and City University of London, UK
The Role of Culture in Educational Development Dr. Eng Sothy, Professor of Practice, Lehigh University, USA
Health and Development: Meeting Water Sanitation Target in Developing World Dr. Yi Siyan, Researcher and Lecturer, National Center for Global Health and Medicine and University of Tokyo, Japan
The paradox of formal private property rights and the informal settlements: Can social economy organizations help to provide a market-based solution in Phnom Penh? Mr. Isaac Lyne, Doctoral Student, University of Bradford, UK
The Bio-economic Impact of Alteration of Mekong Flow on the Fisheries of Tonle Sap Lake Mr. Veasna Kum, Doctoral Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Development without Conformity: Impacts of Large Scale Economic Development on Indigenous Community Livelihoods in Northeastern Cambodia Dr. Neth Baromey, Head of Tourism Department, RUPP
Financial Planning and Management:Understanding Financial Statements Mr. Yoeurn Bunyim, Founder, Eden Park Restaurant, and Founder and Chairman of Board of Directors, Wisdom International School

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