MEKONG ICT NETWORK is a network of people pushing innovation, citizenship, and open technology for social change in Mekong subregion.

MEKONG ICT NETWORK is a network of people pushing innovation, citizenship, and open technology for social change in Mekong subregion.

Since 2008, the week-long biannual MEKONG ICT CAMP accommodates over 300 participants from around the world. They are technologists, social workers, healthcare practitioners, and journalists, who work on the issues that related to the development in Greater Mekong Subregion. Most of the participants in the past Camps are from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, with smaller number from other Southeast Asian and South Asian countries.

The next Camp will be held in 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. 


Development Innovations is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that helps civil society organizations (CSOs), technology companies and social enterprises to design and use information and communication technology (ICT) solutions that address Cambodia’s development challenges.

DI has been successfully running ICT related development in Cambodia for the last few years. Their activities is including ICT Training, Technology Advisory Services, Co-Working Space (which is already closed), Technology Grant Fund, Incubation between CSOs & Technology Service Providers, Social Event such as Barcamp and Tech Expo and also support local social events. DI's first round fund is already concluded and right now they start their second round Technology Grant Fund. Here is the new opportunity for NGOs and/or Private Company to start challenging their idea with the help from ICT components.  Here are quick summary of this technology Grant Fund

  • Maximum grant up to 50,000$
  • Only registered CSOs and Technology Service Providers are eligible
  • Your project must have timeline maximum 9 months or less
  • 6-10 grantees will be selected
  • You must contribute at least 5% in finance in your proposed budget

DI also provide extra support service such as ICT Advisory Service by DI technical staff if you are not sure how your ICT project will be suitable. you can book meeting with DI ICT Advisor for maximum one hour per day from now on.

Please also note important that as below.

Some Q-A

Am i eligible if i have a group of ICT team but not register?

  • If you have great idea and want to apply, you can attached yourself or your team to any registed CSOs and start developing proposal

What is the scoring system for proposal?

Please see below image for how DI scores your ICT project.


Here are a few important links

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Women Techmakers? Google's global program for women in technology. WTM creates visibility so that the world knows you. WTM creates resources so that you've got the skill-sets needed in tech industry. WTM creates community so that you're connected, inspired and motivated to realise your dream and passion.

Android Study Jams? Google's community program providing code-labs about Android technology for beginners. At the end of the session, participants who complete the assigned tasks will get certificate.

Are you interested now? IT IS FREE! Join us here:

Below is the agenda for the full event

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DevFest (Developer Festival) is an international community event initiated by Google to spread Google Technology to Google lover around the globe. DevFest is usually run by a local Google Developer Community around the world which started around September to November annually.

This is the third-time which Google Developer Group Cambodia take the lead to organize this exciting and useful event especially to Cambodia youth who love to use technology. This event also has been organized two times already. The first one is in 2013 at Norton University and the second time is in 2014 at Zaman University.

GDG DevFest Cambodia has move a lot of focus on user participation rather than traditional presentation style. GDG DevFest Cambodia 2015 will be organized in a more technical session and participation and we are also having a women specific group during the event.​​ The Event will be organized into 5 Main Zone.


  1. Opening Session / Tech Talk: In this Zone we will give open by CKCC director and notable people from Google and Successful Local Developer and Technopreneur. We will also having some QA from participants 

  1. Hackhathon Zone: In DAY 1, we will announce Hakthahon and we will start doing some selection of participant by doing a quick programming quiz. The selected pariticipant to join the Hackhathon will be based on the result of the quize. The total amount of selected participants will be 50-80 Developers to join the Hakchaton. Technology to be used will be based on Google Technology such as Android, Maps, Cloud, Firebase, Material Design and so on. Check on to learn more.

    The Hackthathon will last one day and a half. Half-Day in Day 1 and Full Day in Day 2.

  1. Coding Zone: This zone will focus on developer joining and writing a variety of guided Code Lab. We will have a complete room which will host around 40-70 developer writing difference code lab full day in DAY 2.


  1. Women in Technology Zone: Because we want to focus on Women we will design a specific space for women. This zone will be organized in DAY 2 of the event. All women will come together to give tech talk, introducing new idea in tech, sharing experiences, coding together for the full day.


  1. Android Zone: In this zone we will focus only on Android. We will give introduction to Android M, Training developer to code in Android and also train them to use Android Studio at the same time.

The whole two days event will be helded at Cambodia Korea Cooperation Center inside RUPP Campus. and will be be supported by Google, CellCard, EZECOM, KhmerSmartKeyBoard. The event will be helded from 03-04 October 2015 from 08.00 AM - 05.00 PM.

You must register to join the event and it is FREE Admission.

The main organizers team which can be reach out about the event are Samdy Lonh, Kruy Vanna, Somvannda Kong, Sphat Chy and Malypeour Plong.