TechCamp is hosted by the U.S. Department of State, and the two-day event, to be held at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on September 25th and 26th, will focus on the issue of human trafficking.
The TechCamps seek to create innovative solutions, using low-cost, easy-to-implement technology, to the key problems that civil society groups encounter in their day-to-day work. NGOs and other civil society groups are paired with technologists, both local and international, to design innovative technological solutions with immediate impact.
TechCamp is about the implementation of low-cost, easy-to-implement strategies and tools that will work immediately, using tools that are available in the region today.
Across the globe, millions of people are held in involuntary servitude in factories, farms, and homes; bought and sold into prostitution, and captured to serve as child soldiers. The numbers continue to grow because widespread access to hand-held devices and online technologies gives traffickers an unprecedented ability to reach an ever-growing number of potential victims. However, government, anti-trafficking advocates, civil society groups and technology experts have the ability to leverage these tools to turn the tables on the traffickers.
CEO of EZECOM, Paul Blanche-Horgan says the company is delighted to be involved with the TechCamp event. “EZECOM is proud to play a part in bringing people together and taking action to provide the necessary weapons needed to end modern day slavery.”
EZECOM was launched in 2007 and has since become one of Cambodia’s leading suppliers of communication services. Ezecom offers fibre optic, WIMAX and internet-based solutions to companies and consumers across Cambodia.