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1 Beyond Open Data: Leveraging Information and Collaboration to Illuminate Trends in Cambodia and Across the Lower Mekong Region Terry Parnell

2 Lower Mekong Basin: Why It Is Important? Country% Total Pop.Population Laos97%6 million Cambodia90%13 million Thailand37%23 million Vietnam20%18 million CDRI, 2008 Of the total LMB population: 40% live within a 15-kilometer corridor along the Mekong River 80% rely on the Mekong eco-system 47% - 80% of dietary protein from Mekong fisheries 70% are farmers; Mekong rice feeds 300 million people/year Stats do not include Myanmar TParnell, EWMI/ODC & ODM/March 2014

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4 Open Data Projects TParnell, EWMI/)DC & ODM/March 2014

5 Background

6 Open Data Flow Data Sources: Government CSOs, NGOs reports News Media ODC: Editors, Researchers, Statisticians, Designers, Coders, Mappers, Volunteers, Consultants Open Data Tools: Visualizing data, providing objective and balanced overview of Cambodia’s development Users: Students, Researchers, Technocrats, NGOs, Journalists, Policy Makers, Businesses

7 INTERACTIVE MAPS

8 SPATIAL DATA HUB Access to health facilities Map Catalogue: 77 Maps (as of February 2014) Organized by ODC taxonomy Metadata File types: Image, spreadsheet, Shapefile, and more

9 CENSUS INFORMATION View Tuol Kouk Profile Online

10 DAILY SUMMARIES OF NEWS From diverse local and international sources

11 COMPENDIUM OF LAWS

12 DIGITAL LIBRARY

13 THEMATIC PAGES (EN)

14 THEMATIC PAGES (EN/KH)

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16 Academia and NGOs: “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia,” Surya P. Subedhi – UNOHCHR (September 24, 2012)Report “Global Capital, Local Concessions: A Data-Driven Examination of Land Tenure Risk and Industrial Concessions in Emerging Market Economies,” Rights and Resources Institute, The Munden Project Ltd, 2013Global Capital, Local Concessions Journalists: “Dam Building Slows in Southeast Asia” – Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal “Think of Cambodia before you add sugar to your coffee” – The Guardian.The Guardian “As the Internet Raises Civic Voices In Cambodia, a Struggle Brews Over Net Control” – TechPresidentTechPresident “Development and Its Discontent” – International OpEd – The New York Time.The New York Time Bloggers Hatred of ‘the Other’: Cambodia, Racism and Ultra Nationalism, by Jeff Mudrick (November 05, 2013) - on Khmer440Khmer440 “Lies, Damn Lies and Maps” – Manago Map vs. Licadho MapManago Map TParnell, EWMI/March 2014

17 Cambodian Government Challenges ODC Forest Cover Numbers

18 OPEN DEVELOPMENT MEKONG

19 Features Regional level infrastructure development Energy, with a focus on hydropower Economic profiles allowing easy comparison of the region’s countries and various economic indicators Labor and migration issues Environmental concerns, especially forest cover and climate change. TParnell, EWMI/ODC & ODM/March 2014

20 Challenges Legal climate Data collection methodology and standards of publically available data Internet connectivity TParnell, EWMI/ODC & ODC/March 2014

21 Partnerships and Collaboration

22 Outreach and Promotion


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