As Cambodia’s urban areas rapidly grow and transform, high-quality research and data on the topic are critical to scholarship and policy-making – and so is making that knowledge accessible to the public. To this end, the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) has just launched the Cambodia Urban Database, a one-stop-shop of data and resources on urban topics in Cambodia.
This webinar will provide an overview of this new unique resource, including the range of reports, journal articles, quantitative datasets, master plans, maps, images, and more that have been compiled in the database. Through a discussion with a panel of urban researchers, we will also highlight ways that students, researchers, and others can benefit from the database and take part in building the capacity of the urban studies field in Cambodia. This event will be held in Khmer and will include time for Q&A from the audiences.
Dr. YEN Yat received his first PhD degree in Land Resource Management from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and his second PhD degree in Public Administration from the University of Science and Technology of China. He is a CKS senior research fellow and has completed a post-doctoral fellow at Peking University. He has conducted many types of research and surveys using both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as developing research methodologies, developing survey designs, supervising data collection, analyzing and interpreting data, producing reports, and publishing international peer-reviewed papers. Before joining research work, he was a government official at the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport from 2006-2011. He was also a research consultant of the Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) and World Vision International Cambodia.