Into the Future
The last two decades have changed Cambodia almost beyond recognition. From a nation scarred by years of civil war, the Kingdom has risen into a hub of international investment with a flourishing middle class. Now, the people of Cambodia face a choice: what kind of country do they want to build for generations to come? As part of Future Forum’s Cambodia 2040 project, many of the Kingdom’s brightest young minds have come together to lay out their vision for building a nation where everyone is free to learn, grow, work and live to their full potential. Over the next eight weeks, we’ll be breaking down the challenges facing every level of Cambodian society – from the classrooms our children learn in, to the farms their food is grown on, and the regional politics shaping their futures.
In 20 years time, Cambodia will be as unrecognisable to us as our present would have been to our parents. Join us every Wednesday for a glimpse of what that future could look like – and what we have to do to make that happen.
About Future Forum
Future Forum (FF) is an independent think tank that focuses on research, analysis and public policy, finding solution-focused answers to an identified ‘policy gap’ in Cambodia.
Founded by Ou Virak in 2015, FF uses its research to help decision-makers with detailed, specific and constructive policy issues to Cambodia’s issues. FF’s approach is to dig deep with its research, applying an analytical approach that highlights trends and produces sound policy recommendations to help shape Cambodia’s policy discourse.
FF has partnered with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organisation to produce an edited volume series examining socio-economic development in the Kingdom. Ranging from economic development and foreign relations and governance, to culture and society, this book brings together a collection of experts, looking at various potential scenarios that Cambodia is likely to confront in 2040.
This series has been researched and written in partnership with Future Forum.