Reuters Features Winrock’s Work To Prevent Human Trafficking in Cambodia
Innovative USAID-funded Job Portal Provides Jobs, Prevents Trafficking
“The best way to prevent human trafficking is to provide people at risk of being trafficked with livelihood opportunities and access to local jobs,” said Sara Piazzano at Winrock International, which implements the anti-trafficking program of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Cambodia. Read the full article from Reuters.
The ASEAN Information and Communication Technology Awards recognized Bong Pheak, a USAID-funded employment service for low-skilled workers, as 2017’s most important technology-for-development initiative in ASEAN. Winners were selected by a panel of regional business and innovation specialists.
Bong Pheak is an internet-based employment service for unskilled factory, construction and hospitality workers, among others. It works by combining different technologies like the web, Facebook and automatic phone calls so that Bong Pheak can also reach potential workers who do not have access to the internet.
Bong Pheak was developed with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Cambodia Counter Trafficking in Persons program (CTIP). CTIP is implemented by Winrock International and works with several partners including Open Institute, which designed and implements the service.