Sweden signed agreement to continue supporting Cambodia ‘Future Forum’

Mr Samuel Hurtig, Head of Development Cooperation with Mr Ou Virak, President of Future Forum at a signing ceremony.

On 11 September 2020 the Embassy of Sweden signed a new agreement to provide support to the think tank and research training institution, Future Forum.

This 3-year agreement (2020-2022) is worth 5.5 million SEK (approximately US 0.61 million dollar) and is a second phase of the Swedish support. With this support, Future Forum will be able to conduct research and train a community of young researchers in political analysis and social science studies.

Mr. Samuel Hurtig, Head of Development Cooperation. said “Our cooperation with Future Forum is an important part of Sweden´s support to a democratic development in Cambodia. We are pleased to continue our support to this research institute which has significantly contributed to quality and scientific research in Cambodia,”

Future Forum was founded in 2015 as an evidence-based think tank to focus on research and analysis of public policy. An important part of the organisation´s work is to support a community of young thinkers that can develop positive policy solutions and engage in critical debate of social, political, economic and cultural challenges for Cambodia.

Mr. Ou Virak, President of Future Forum said “The Embassy of Sweden has consistently provided Future Forum the funding to nurture and support young Cambodian researchers to undertake analytical and creative public policy research. We are delighted to continue this highly fruitful relationship with one of our earliest donors as we continue to build an empowering environment for developing young Cambodian policy thinkers and platforming public policy forward.”

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