Dear Dear BritCham Supporter,
It's been a busy few months for Britcham Cambodia and with continuing restrictions on group gatherings most of our activities have been online.
The Cambodian vaccination drive continues to be hugely successful with 72% of adults now fully vaxed, rising to 100% in Phnom Penh. COVID vaccinations are now being extended to 12-17 year olds and 50% have already received their first dose, making Cambodia one of the fastest vaccinating country in the world.
In this months newsletter read about :
- UK Bilateral Donation of 415,000 Astrazeneca Vaccines to Cambodia
- UK Foreign Secretary Visit to Cambodia
- The latest additions to our popular Podcast Series
- Investment and Collaboration Opportunities in the Education Sector
- UK's Developing Countries Trading Scheme Consultation
- Past Webinars
- Strategic Partners News
Jane Wilding, Executive Director
|UK DONATES 415,000 ASTRAZENECA COVID-19 VACCINES TO CAMBODIA THROUGH A BILATERAL AGREEMENT|
• As part of the UK's pledge of nine million vaccines to be donated bilaterally and offered to COVAX to help tackle Covid-19 abroad, 415,000 of those vaccines have arrived in Cambodia
• The UK has pledged to donate 100 million vaccines overseas by June 2022, 80 million of which will go to COVAX
|UK Foreign Secretary visits Cambodia to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation on global challenges|
UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab visited Cambodia today on Wednesday 23 June) to forge deeper bilateral ties between the UK and Cambodia.
In his first visit to Cambodia, the UK Foreign Secretary met H.E Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, to set out the UK’s ambition for the UK to become an ‘ASEAN Dialogue Partner’, ahead of Cambodia taking up the Chair of ASEAN in 2022.
Dominic Raab also met Environment Minister H.E Say Sam Al to discuss climate change and Cambodia’s COP26 aspirations.
Speaking ahead of his first visit to Cambodia, Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, said: “This year marks 30 years since the UK reopened our Embassy in Cambodia and I am struck by the progress the country has made from its thriving business’ to standards of education and healthcare. “I look forward to building on these foundations, as Cambodia takes on the important role of ASEAN Chair next year”.
ASEAN Dialogue Partnership would allow the UK to further strengthen relations with ASEAN countries, based on shared interests, constructive engagements, and mutual benefits, which can contribute to ASEAN’s Community building and development cooperation efforts.
|DIT x BritCham Cambodia's Podcast Series|
In this episode, our guest speaker will talk about:
- Cambodian women entrepreneurs, their developments
- barriers stopping women from moving into the formal business sector,
- SHE investments initiatives
- contributions of women entrepreneurs to the Cambodian economy.
In this episode, our guest speaker delves into the development and opportunities in the medical sector in Cambodia and shares his journey and personal experience of living and working in Phnom Penh for over 30 years.
Dr Gavin Scott, BSc. MB. ChB. DRCOG. Dip. Ven.
In this episode, learn about KOTRA riel, the first bookkeeping app designed in English and Khmer languages that will help the Cambodian micro-entrepreneurs manage their finances effectively and aim financial literacy.
|Investment and Collaboration Opportunities in the Education Sector|
A UK International College is open for collaboration!
Open to discussions with good quality schools/colleges, and seeking strategic partners in Cambodia where there is a demand for A-Level education.
A UK HMC, top independent, fully co-educational day school from Nursery to Sixth Form (aged from 2 to 18) is looking for a franchisee!
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
|UK's Department for International Trade - DCTS Consultation|
In particular, we want to hear your views on:
- rules of origin requirements for least developed countries (LDCs)
- reducing tariffs for low income and lower-middle income countries
- the approach to goods graduation, which suspends reduced rates on some goods
- the conditions and reporting requirements for low or lower-middle income countries
The new UK preferences scheme (the Developing Countries Trading Scheme) will take effect in 2022.
This consultation closes at
11:45pm on 12 September 2021
ADB Virtual Business Opportunities Seminar Series – United Kingdom
The Department for International Trade (DIT) Manila invites you to join this year’s annual procurement sessions with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Learn about exciting new exporting opportunities in Asia and the Pacific via ADB-funded projects.
This year’s series will be in two parts:
On July 6th, Women in Business Cambodia has organised an insightful webinar to learn effective digital marketing specifically for Cambodian-based target customers.
Jaimie Raine - Co-founder & CTO | Indriya Vichet In - CEO and Co-founder | Khmerload & Littlefashion
**Women in Business Cambodia is a not-for-profit initiative empowered by BritCham and AusCham, working to form a business network and forum focusing on women in the workplace. By raising the profiles of successful women in business and great women entrepreneurs, empowering women small business owners, and assisting female-powered start-ups, we aim to foster an inspired community
On July 15, BritCham and CAMFEBA have hosted a Pension Scheme Webinar (Sub decree No. 32). Mr Sophoan Tep presented and discussed the updates of the Pension Scheme, benefits and sample calculations, followed by Q&A.
Sophoan Tep, General Manager | CAMFEBA
Jane Wilding, Executive Director | BritCham Cambodia
Study now, fly later: Why online learning will benefit international students during this pandemic
from in-person teaching when borders reopen, online learning is now part of an exciting new normal.
Despite the uncertainty posed by COVID-19, you don’t have to push back your goals. Besides raising health and safety measures, institutions abroad are introducing blended learning - which comprises a mix of online classes with in-person teaching. With this format, students can kick-off their curriculum with online learning first, before flying over once borders reopen.
Listen now to Nord Anglia Education's exciting podcast series "A Little Bit of Genius"
It is available to download on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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