Our work in Cambodia focuses on adapting and coping with extreme weather and climate change, and on reaching and supporting young people on issues that matter most.
- Our office: Phnom Penh
- Our areas of focus: Climate action and resilience, youth empowerment and skills-building
- Our partners: Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), UN Women
About our work
We’ve delivered creative communication projects in Cambodia since 2003 in areas including health, sexual and reproductive rights, and youth participation. In recent years, we’ve focused strongly on perhaps the most pressing issue facing the country: climate change and extreme weather.
We conducted research in 2018 to understand how Cambodians are experiencing these weather changes and found they reported perceived impacts on their health, food security, and livelihoods. The findings informed our 2019 television series, Don’t Wait For Rain, which improved knowledge of climate risks and encouraged audiences to make easy, affordable changes to cope with extreme weather.
We are also working with UN Women on research examining the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on women and girls – believed to be more vulnerable due to increased care burdens and workloads. And we’re conducting further research into attitudes and practices around climate change, to inform future programming.
Beyond climate, since 2014 our vibrant, energetic and digitally savvy team have been delivering an innovative multimedia project helping young Cambodians improve their job prospects. Klahan9 combines a popular youth-led TV show, outreach events and interactive, popular social media content to provide 15-30 year olds with informative and entertaining content on training and career options. Reaching millions, our research shows Klahan9 has provided inspiring role models and motivated young people to plan for their future.
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Our projects in Cambodia
- Whatever the weather: Helping Cambodians adapt to climate changeWe're helping vulnerable Cambodians adapt their lives and livelihoods to cope with the increasing severity of weather events through our TV documentary series, Don't Wait For Rain.
- Brave young dreams: improving employment prospects for young people in CambodiaKlahan9 is an ‘edu-tainment’ multimedia initiative using radio, TV and social media to help equip young people in Cambodia for working life.
- Inspiring youth to discuss sexual health in CambodiaLove9 was a youth-led health project for young people in Cambodia. TV and radio programmes as well as online resources help young people learn more about everyday sexual and reproductive health topics.
- Maternal and child health in CambodiaA TV advert featuring a catchy song encouraged children to wash their hands.
Our insight and impactUse our research library
- Research summary: How can reality-based TV and Facebook content improve young Cambodians' readiness for the job market?How BBC Media Action is using reality-based TV and Facebook content to improve young people’s soft skills and equip them for the job market in Cambodia.
- Research report: How the people of Cambodia live with climate change and what communication can doA survey exploring how Cambodians are living with climate change, the most effective ways to help people adapt and how media and communication can provide support.
- Research summary: Loving Love9Research exploring how Love9 - a weekly TV and radio show for young people in Cambodia - influenced knowledge, attitudes and discussion around sexual health.
- My Media Action films: Ros Marie, CambodiaBBC Media Action's radio and television shows for young people in Cambodia have encouraged them to get involved in their country's future.
- Research report: Loy9 - Reaching and engaging the Cambodian youth audience on issues of civic participationThis research explores the impact of the multimedia project Loy9 on young people's attitudes towards civic participation in Cambodia.
- Research summary: Malaria communication project CambodiaA research summary reporting on the impact of a series of films and public service announcements produced by BBC Media Action to reinforce the understanding of malaria prevention in Cambodia.
- Research summary: Cambodia Loy9Research summary about a multimedia initiative to increase young people's participation in public life.
Past projects and resources
- 'Bright Spots' inspire young Cambodians in Loy9 showLoy9 aimed to increase young people's participation in public life.