Research Capacity Development for Environmental Management in Cambodia: Outlining a Multi-Sector Approach

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-ISP
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 2, 2011
    TITLE:
    Research Capacity Development for Environmental Management in Cambodia: Outlining a Multi-Sector Approach
    AUTHORS:
    by Kei Otsuki and Shimako Takahashi
    PUB DATE:
    2011•10•26
    ISBN 13:
    978-92-808-3095-8
    ISBN 10:
    1814-8026
    COPYRIGHT:
    Licensed under the Creative Commons Deed “Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivs 2.5”

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    Cambodian academic institutions’ insufficient research capacity has been stalling the advancement of the nation’s much-needed environmental planning and management. Drawing on the project “Multi-Sector Involvement for Research Capacity Development in Cambodia”, which promoted small-scale research activities at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2009–2011, in this brief we suggest that research capacity development in Cambodia needs to take a multi-sector approach that builds on:

    • the recognition of the influence of non-governmental organizations on research;
    • the link between research and public policy; and
    • inter-university networking.

    The brief concludes by exploring the potential application of this approach to research capacity development in LDCs in a broader context.