Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia in Phnom Penh held a conference on January 5th and 6th that concluded in the launch of two ASAP chapters: ASAP Cambodia and ASAP Southeast Asia. The conference, titled “Building Thoughtful Collaborations to Help Overcome Regional Problems of Poverty,” focused on sustainable development in developing countries.
ASAP President Thomas Pogge was in attendance, along with over 200 participants from major universities in Phnom Penh and NGOs in the area. Some of the topics discussed at the conference included: gender and migration, poverty and migration, women and economic growth, women and small-scale fish processing, women and politics, inclusive growth and education reform, and human security. ASAP Cambodia is currently recruiting from universities around the country.