Back Up:Phnom Penh Day 8, Friday

Collaboration and #SocEnt Design | TA: 10/17, TB: 11/28

Let's go!

In the morning, we will learn about Friends International Cambodia. In the afternoon, we will have an iProbono workshop on how to incorporate legal aspects into organizational design. In the late afternoon, we will have a panel on innovation in development, exploring the role of human-centered design in development.


Please check out the pre-session materials below to make the most of your experience.


Meet for Breakfast: 7:00am- 8:00am

Departure time: 9:00am from Frangipani lobby


Please Note:

Total estimated travel time: 1 hour

Estimated outdoor time: 1 hour

Average time between meals: 5 hours


Your Daily Checklist:

  1. Pen and pencil
  2. Notebook
  3. Folder
  4. Supplementary handouts
  5. Room key
  6. Cash (drinks, souvenirs)
  7. Sunglasses and sunblock


Suggested Hashtags and Twitter Handles

Morning Session: #FriendsCambodia, @friendscambodia, #FriendsRestaurant


Afternoon Session: @iprobono


Evening Session: @ideorg, #WASH


and of course, #DSILcourse, @DSILcourse, @sarusprogram, #Cambodia are always encouraged.

The Field Itinerary

Activities at a Glance

7:00 am - Breakfast


9:30 am - Friends International session with James Sutherland


12:00 pm - Lunch at Friends Restaurant


1:15 pm - Lean Work Time- Hotel.


4:00 pm - Innovation in Development panel discussion at Meta House


6:00 pm - Dinner at Meta House

Morning Session: Friends International

Friday, Oct. 17th 2014 at 9am-12pm

74 Street 174, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We will explore the holistic approach that Friends is taking to create positive change in the lives of families in Phnom Penh.

Morning Session: Getting Ready!

Friends-International has been assisting marginalized urban children and youth across the world since 1994. Starting in Cambodia, we now run and support projects in Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Honduras, Mexico, Egypt and Myanmar.


Saving Lives
Friends-International and its partners reach out to over 1 600 000 young people -particularly street children and youth – each year. We provide them with access to medical care, shelter and food. We offer a range of comprehensive services as part of our holistic approach to assisting children and their families to improve their lives.

Building Futures
Each year we support thousands of children to return to their families, go to school or learn a trade. Working with families, we empower them to be able to support themselves, so that they no longer need to send their children to work.


Suggested Videos (see 1 below):

Friends International Youtube Channel

Morning Speaker: Meet Tony Sabatier from Friends International

Tony is the International Online Communications Advisor at Friends in Cambodia.

Afternoon Session: Getting Ready

Recommended Video (see below):

"It's our money. Where's it gone?"


iProbono Website


Campaign to include justice in the Post 2015 Development Agenda:


Advanced Readings on Justice Iniatives

It's Our Money. Where's It Gone?

Evening Session: Innovation in Development Panel followed by Happy Hour

Friday, Oct. 17th 2014 at 4-6pm

37 Samdach Sothearos Blvd

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh

This panel on innovation in development will explore the value, challenges and opportunities of using human-centered design (HCD) in creating products, services, and technology for development. What is the value of using HCD for development? What are the biggest challenges involved? How is HCD practiced differently when designing technology and products as opposed to services and systems? How can we build an HCD culture within an organization? How can we spread HCD within the social impact and development space?

Innovation in Development Panelist: Meet Yi Wei, Global WASH Initiative at iDE Cambodia

Yi Wei is a social innovator passionately dedicated to making the world a better place by bringing together great ideas, stellar people, and aligning incentives to achieve maximum positive impact. Her vision of perfect is a day in which the term "social business" is redundant. A graduate of Harvard University, Yi is currently working at iDE's Global WASH Initiative - fiercely fighting the battle against diarrhea through market-based approaches.

Innovation in Development Panelist: Meet Nadia Campos-Soriano, inCompass i-Lab

Nadia oversees the Design Strategy and Research efforts for all of inCompass’ human-centered design innovations. Prior to joining inCompass, Nadia was the head of design and innovation research at Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV), an innovation technology center in Valencia, Spain dedicated to the design and development of products, services and business targeting Europe’s elderly and disabled. At IBV Nadia adopted human-centered methodologies such as design thinking, emotional engineering, user experience and business design. Nadia began her career at EUTAS Consultores en Investigación de Mercados, a market research agency working for clients like the EU, Millward Brown and Philips Electronics. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Alicante and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Market Research from University of Valencia.

Innovation in Development Panelist: Meet Channe Suy Lan, inSTEDD iLab SEA

Channe joined InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia (iLab SEA) as a Product Manager in August 2008. She works with government agencies, international humanitarian organizations and telecommunication companies in South East Asia. In addition, she leads iLab SEA, a talented team of software engineers working on innovative technology solutions for partners in the region.


Channe has almost 10 years of experience in system design and development using human centered design approach.


Channe is also a co-founder of ShareVisionTeam - a grassroots volunteer team of Cambodian developers, a co-founder of Snadai - a fair trade social start-up and a founder of a Khmer-language website Evithy dedicated to science & technology.


She graduated with a Masters Degree in Computer Applications from Bangalore University in India in 2006. In addition, Channe was invited to speak at at TEDxPhnomPenh, and gave a presentation titled, “Building the Future Cambodia Starts with Sharing.”

Optional Activities


  • Check out the Riverside
  • Go for drinks on Golden Street (278), a popular expat hangout