On 16 September 2022, SheThinks network hosted Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event to build strong relationships within the network, update the SheThinks activities to all the members, and discuss the SheThinks network plan for the next three months.
On 16 August 2022, SheThinks Network concluded two online short training courses for SheThinks Network members on Blog Writing and Quantitative Research Methods.
On 28 July 2022, SheThinks Network hosted Speaker Series on “the Journey of a Senior Woman Researcher.” The event featured Dr. Bo Chankoulika, Director of the Department of Policy, Directorate General for Policy and Planning, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, who discussed her journey, challenges, and opportunities as a woman researcher.
On 31 May 2022, SheThinks Network hosted the first networking event, convening over 20 women researchers, the Network’s Advisory Council, and women leaders from various organizations in Cambodia to get to know each other and discuss relevant topics that concern their areas of research.
On 26 May 2022, SheThinks Network launched a new landing page on the Policy Pulse Initiative website. The page features theNetwork’s related activities, including its background, objectives, events, and other opportunities for its members.
On 15 May 2022, SheThinks Network members concluded a short trainingcourse on “Strong Proposal Writing.” After completing the course, the participants were able to analyse the problem and address it systematically using problem and objective analysis, developed a project design, drew a detailed implementation plan, and wrote a comprehensive proposal with a budget. A total of 15 women researchers registered for this short training course. The participants were able to gain knowledge and accomplish the training through group work and presentations. The trainingstook place every Sunday from 10 April to 15 May 2022.
On May 6, 2022, SheThinks Network held a blended quarterly meeting with around 20members to discuss the future structures of the Network and its next six-month workplan. Beyond this meeting, many members are formed up into sub-committees to work on planned activities such as podcast series, speaker series, and blog writing.
On April 10, 2022, SheThinks Network kicked off first training on “Strong Proposal Writing” with its members. The training aimed to equip the Network members with problem and objective analysis skills; project design; detailed implementation plan; and comprehensive proposal budget writing. This training series will run through April and May 2022.
On March 17, 2022, SheThinks Network was officially launched and was attended by over 60 participants, and a number of honorable guests, namely, Her Excellency Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs; His Excellency Tean Samnang, President of National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (NIDIR); His Excellency Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to Cambodia; and Mr. David D. Arnold, President of The Asia Foundation. Other key participants included women researchers, and representatives of the diplomatic corps including ambassadors from the British and Indian embassies, and a representative from the U.S. Embassy. Core partners of the Ponlok Chomnes program and other civil society leaders in Cambodia also joined the event.
On February 5, 2022, SheThink Network members met in person and via Zoom to get the members to know each other, to discuss and recruit sub-committees, and to discuss the next six-month plan.
On September 3, 2021, SheThinks Network members met via Zoom to introduce one another and to pair their research interests for future benefits, including sharing research experience, workshop, collaboration, or mentorship.
On February 5, 2021, SheThinks Network was informally launched, which aimed to start a conversation with various women researchers in Cambodia, to come together to define the network they would like to be part of. About 20 women researchers participated in the meeting.