Archive for October, 2014

The Green Night

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


Missing Indigenous Women

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Next HSEPP Conference
“Missing Indigenous Women”

By: Margherita Maffii

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, 6pm

At Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh

Dear HSEPP Members,

We would like to invite you to join the next HSEPP conference that will be held on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, 6pm, at the Royal University of Fine Arts (behind the National Museum of Cambodia).

The conference will be held in English and entrance is free.

We look forward to receiving you on Tuesday 21st October 2014!

Indigenous communities of the Ratanakiri province have been affected by several changes during the last decades. Among them, the transition from self-subsistence swidden farming toward market-oriented productions and the increasing inflow of non-indigenous settlers in the area have had critical impacts on gender relations. Furthermore, development oriented activities targeting indigenous communities brought with them very partial conceptions, especially this of a weak, subjugated and socially inert indigenous woman.

Such an approach disregards these women’s knowledge, skills and status. It thus fails to grasp the crucial role they play in their communities and families; ensuring food security, maintaining ancestral practices and managing the transition toward new agricultural practices under extreme threats and harsh constraints.

The aim of this paper is to make these women visible by showing the key role they play in the cohesion of their communities and the protection of local resources (primarily land).

Margherita Maffii is a Gender and Social researcher based in Cambodia. Her research subject is focused on gender as a social, economic and cultural variable, reflecting and reacting
to societal changes, constantly reshaping and restructuring women’s and men’s relations, role and status. Her research with indigenous women has been supported by various organizations and has been made available by a series of publications over the years.

 Warm Regards,
Youk Sopheak

HSEPP – Human Sciences Encounters in Phnom Penh –

French web site:
English web site:

Networks :

Coordinating team:
Sapho Briand and Youk Sopheak with
Pascale Hancart Petitet, Colleen McGinn, Emiko Stock, Léo Mariani, Gabriel Fauveaud

Phnom Penh Mapping Meetup #27

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

PPMM #27 is happening on Oct. 14, 6PM @SithiHub. Emiliano Stefanini, a FAO Consultant, is speaking about atmospheric correction using Landsat 8. Chandavin David is speaking about detecting urban expansion and the loss of agricultural land in Phnom Penh using satellite images. 
Bring your friends and whatever beverages you would like to drink.

Mathieu has a challenge, for which he will give free beer to the first person who has a correct answer. Here’s the info:

And please go a head and “Like” Chris’s MangoMap – The 10 Minute Map.

See you soon.



Khmer Optical Character Recognition

Monday, October 13th, 2014