Thrive Networks/East Meets West Cambodia is conducting four projects to improve rural communities’ access to clean water and sanitation andprovide evidence and guidance for local authorities and private sector suppliers in addressing WASH needs of poor and vulnerable communities in Cambodia.


These projects focus on women’s empowerment and social inclusion, climate change and adaptive capacities, and citizen voice in the WASH sector.

Current Projects

Women-Led Output-Based Aid Cambodia

Climate Change and Adaptive Capacities of Vulnerable Communities in Rural Cambodia

Citizen’s Climate Network

Latest Posts

Engaging citizens in climate adaptation

By Lien Pham   Cambodia occupied 13th place as the most vulnerable country to global climate risk between 1995 and 2018. In 2016, Cambodia ranked 8th in the World Risk Index (National Council for Sustainable Development, 2017). It is the fifth country of 162 countries with the highest flood risk which affects 1.8 million people […]

Capturing flood stories through film in Prey Veng

By Lien Pham   In October 2021, we visited three districts in Prey Veng province, to capture some of the experiences of these communities in flood situations on film. At the time of our visit, the peak period of flooding has just passed, although many households were still submersed in water.   We talked with […]

Poverty and the systemic issue of WASH inequality

By Lien Pham   Mr Haem Rum lives in Prey Mnas village, Prey Chhor Commune, Kampong Trabeak district, Prey Veng Province. He is an elderly, poor man with hearing loss. He was born and have lived in this village all his life. He now lives on his own.   Through WOBA, and with the financial […]

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About Us

East Meets West (EMW) Cambodia is a locally led, managed, and registered NGO in Cambodia. We are part of Thrive Networks, a United States registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California with NGO operations in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos.


For over 30 years, our programs have benefitted over 7.5 million people living in poverty in our target regions. Our long-term presence in the region and local leadership has created a trusting and collaborative relationship with decision-makers and government authorities.


Our expertise lies in pro-poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions, and policy-focused research. Our projects focus on women’s empowerment and social inclusion outcomes for underserved communities, and human development at the grassroot level.

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