By Stew Post • Feb 09, 2021
The Focus Cambodia team has picked ten figures from Cambodia’s next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders that are shaping the future of the Kingdom through digital innovation, environmental responsibility, and community building
By Andrew Haffner • Jan 14, 2021
A staple food for billions, recent years have also seen insects marketed as an environmentally friendly and nutrient-rich protein source to wealthier consumers. But as bug-based products hit supermarket shelves, do they hold the potential to become a mainstay in Western diets?
By Andrew Haffner • Dec 25, 2020
Cambodian workers have long suffered from a lack of education and training. While historically the public and private sectors have placed responsibility for producing a quality workforce on one other, as the skills gap widens, cooperation on the issue is growing
By Agence France-Presse • Dec 16, 2020
In a culinary first, lab-grown chicken meat will make its debut at a Singapore restaurant this weekend, after the company behind the product announced its inaugural commercial sale on December 16
With the future of work highly uncertain in a Cambodia increasingly shaped by the looming Industry 4.0 revolution, and now the heavy disruption caused by the ongoing pandemic, how should we prepare and equip the Kingdom's youth for what's to come?
By Pagna Ukthaun • Nov 13, 2020
In episode five, we talk leapfrogging. Not the children’s game, but the idea that developing states can skip old tech to get up to speed with the latest and greatest. To learn more, we spoke to Kem Bora of investment group Mekong Strategic Partners, and Manu Rajan, CEO of digital money transfer service Wing
By Andrew Haffner • Nov 05, 2020
Grand Industry 4.0 visions have long been on the agenda of regional leaders, from Thailand 4.0 to Make in Vietnam campaigns. But in Cambodia, still heavily reliant on an unskilled workforce, just how to create a tech-driven economy for the benefit of all remains unclear
By Alastair McCready • Oct 30, 2020
Cambodia's agricultural sector is still heavily reliant on traditional, and inefficient, methods of cultivation. But the Kingdom's newest dairy farm, Kirisu, offers a vision of how technology could play a bigger role in helping the ailing sector offer better yields
By Andrew Haffner • Oct 20, 2020
FDI in Vietnam
A long-term, export-driven vision has handed Hai Phong the title of Vietnam’s fastest-growing city in terms of GDP since 2015. Deep C is one firm that has contributed to the industrial city's transformation in recent years with their vision of creating a sustainable, environmentally friendly economic hub
By Samantha McCabe • Feb 25, 2020
In the fifth installment of our eight-week series with Future Forum looking at the Kingdom in 2040, we turn to the future of work. In the coming decades, the region's economies will change faster than we’ve ever seen before. Will Cambodia ride that energy or fall behind?
By Andrew Haffner • Jan 01, 2020
Advances in automation are fuelling fears that the rise of robots could drive millions of Asian factory jobs back to the West
By Andrew Haffner • Oct 09, 2019
Ten to watch
With a growing economy, new businesses on the rise and an eye on digitisation, Cambodia’s innovators now have more opportunities to shine than ever before.
By Robin Spiess • Jun 03, 2019