TechCamp is a two-day technology workshop that brings together local and international technology experts to train 50 members of President Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) from Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam to harness the technologies needed to address water challenges that affect the Lower Mekong region. A second objective of the workshop is to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and professions. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.
TechCamp – an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) – engages and empowers targeted audiences by training them how to use low-cost, easy-to-implement, and highly effective technological tools. There have been more than 40 TechCamps around the world, with two previously held in Cambodia (“Capacity Building and Youth Empowerment” in March 2013 and “Combating Human Trafficking in South East Asia” in September 2013). After the event, sustained engagement will continue through established networks, online communication, and pilot projects that will be funded by seed grants. The Center of Khmer Studies (CKS) is the official partner for TechCamp H2.0, working with the U.S. Embassy and IIP staff to organize and implement the workshop.
*By invitation only