RWI has been involved in the area of human rights in Cambodia since 2008. Since January 2013 RWI implements a large five-year human rights capacity development programme in Cambodia focusing in particular on strengthening the capacity of Academic Institutions and Justice Sector Institutions.

In order to facilitate the implementation of the programme the Institute has established a field presence in Phnom Penh. The office, which is centrally located in the BKK area and close to many of the partner universities and other important stakeholders, manages the Cambodia programme. In total six staff members are working in the office which was formally registered in Cambodian in March 2014 through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute and the Royal Government of Cambodia.

The Institute’s presence in Phnom Penh enables close relations with partner institutions and facilitates situation analysis, programme design and increased flexibility in implementation of activities taking into account changing needs and developments on the ground. In addition to keeping in close contact with partner institutions, the office also maintains contact with a wide range of national and international organizations and donors active in Cambodia in order to ensure coordination and synergies of its activities.

For further information on the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s work in Cambodia, please contact:

Andreas Ljungholm, head of RWI's office in Cambodia

Andreas Ljungholm

Director of Phnom Penh office/Team leader Fair and Efficient Justice