First Ever National STI Day Launched

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Phnom Penh, March 26, 2023 --

The National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Day, the first ever of its kind, in Cambodia kicked off this morning.

The three-day event, organised by the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, was presided over by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

More than 200 relevant institutions, including ministries, higher education and research institutions, national and international development partners, businesses and business associations attended the National STI Day.

“This event will raise awareness of the Royal Government's vision and strategy for the development of innovative science and technology. The event also provides an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss, share experiences and to jointly address emerging challenges in the region," Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.

Senior Minister and Minister of Industry, Science, and Technology and Innovation H.E. Cham Prasidh said this event was held with the collaboration with some regional experts from Laos and Thailand.

Highlights of the national event include the launch of the Science Caravan, the first ever mobile science lab, which is designed to engage children in science, technology and innovation, as well as encourages a positive attitude toward STEM education.

The event also features keynote presentations by experts and researchers in the fields of science and technology, with a focus on promoting the field of STEM for children and especially for girls, as well as a Talk Show to bring together intellectuals, entrepreneurs and government experts to discuss various challenges as well as find solutions and future cooperation in science and technology.

National Day of Science, Technology and Innovation is a contribution to the implementation of the Royal Government's policies and roadmaps in accordance with the Cambodian Digital Economy and Social Policy Framework 2021-2035 and for Cambodia to be ready to become an upper middle-income country by 2030.