GDS Alum is First Recipient of the Xulhaz Mannan Inclusive Development Award Conferred by USAID

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Cambodia’s Sopheap Sreng is a first recipient of the Xulhaz Mannan Inclusive Development Award conferred by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for his commitment to the inclusion of marginalized populations in USAID’s development efforts. He currently is a Gender and Project Design Specialist with USAID Cambodia.

Sopheap graduated from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2010 with an M.Sc Degree in Gender and Development Studies. Before coming to AIT, he was a community organizer in Ratanakiri province where he worked with indigenous communities to improve their livelihoods and educational status of their children.

He also holds a BA in Business Management from the University of Cambodia and was one of the World Bank Scholars in 2007 for Social Accountability Diploma, awarded by the Ateneo de Manila University. He has both worked and received trainings in Thailand, Zambia, the United States, and Afghanistan. He is a proud father and a husband who takes household work responsibility dearly to his heart.

AIT Newsletter on March & April 2020, page 6
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