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 Silk Road Forum/Madrid, Spain, October 2015






Dr Chhem Rethy, CDRI Executive Director (first, right)

CDRI’s Executive Director attended the opening ceremony of the Silk Road Think Tank Network (SILKS), of which CDRI is a founding member, at the Silk Road Forum 2015 in Madrid, Spain, on 28-29 October 2015. The Forum was co-hosted by the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council of China, the Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Spain. The purpose of SILKS is to facilitate exchange between think tanks and foster mutual understanding and joint research on development opportunities within and across countries and regions along the Silk Road. The aim is to unite institutions, promote commerce and build a high-level communication platform.  

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CDRI’s 25th Anniversary: Essay Competition Award Ceremony
The year 2015 marks CDRI’s 25th anniversary (
read more). As part of the celebrations, CDRI organised a national essay writing competition. The winning entries were announced at a special event held to celebrate CDRI’s 26th anniversary on 3 December 2015. First prize went to Mr Siem Pichnorak and two  second prizes went to Mr Buth Dadiya and
Miss Hol Lina.


2nd Cambodia Education Research Forum
CDRI, MOEYS and ITC, with the support of UNESCO, organised the 2nd Cambodia Education Research Forum on the theme “Science and Technology for Development” at ITC on 21-22 December 2015. For more info, contact Ms Tek Muy Tieng at CDRI. Please download Press kits: Concept Note Eng| Concept note Khm | Program Eng | Press Release Khm | Press Release Eng |


Phnom Penh: 11 - 13 Dec 2015, the exhibition of CDRI publications at the 4th Cambodia Book Fair was a great success. We thank all visitors both adults and children) especially HE Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information, HE Phoeung Sakona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, and HE Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport for visiting our booth this year. CDRI supports this book fair wholeheartedly as we believe that the dissemination of a reading culture is essential for the building of a prosperous nation. We hope that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and our hospitality. Special thanks go to our CDRI volunteer staff whose contribution guarantees the success of our participation in this important event. Read in Khmer....

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