Each year, a group of civic-minded volunteers under the local non-government organizations in Cambodia organize the Science & Engineering Festival Exposition and Workshop (CSEF) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. This year’s event was held in the Phnom Penh National Stadium from March 9-11, 2017.
“We want to allow our young people to enter into the future with certainty.” - H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education Youth and Sport, Cambodia
Over 25,000 students took part in the festival, seeing how they can get involved with STEM. As part of the United States government (USG) pavilion, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and SERVIR-Mekong held a booth exhibition to engage students with geo-spatial information systems (GIS).
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), SERVIR-Mekong harnesses the power of space technology to address development challenges in the Lower Mekong region. ADPC, a recognized leader in strengthening disaster resilience in Asia, is the prime implementer for SERVIR-Mekong. Three other consortium partners, Spatial Informatics Group (SIG), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Deltares, assist in implementing the SERVIR-Mekong program
“Participatory learning is important for young people. They want to see more images and photos, which helps drive the learning process.” - H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education Youth and Sport