At Equitable Cambodia, our greatest asset is our staff. Whether in the field or working from our offices in Phnom Penh, every member of the EC team is dedicated to defend and fulfill the human rights of all Cambodians. Committed, professional, and passionate, our team draws on decades of experience in their respective fields to make our mission a success. Learn more about the EC team below.
Vuthy, the Executive Director of Equitable Cambodia (EC), was first employed by Bridges Across Borders Cambodia (BABC)/EC in 2008, first as a Legal Trainer and from 2010, as Program Officer, sharing his time between the Community Empowerment and Legal Awareness Program and the Legal and Policy Advocacy Program. In 2011, he was promoted to become the Development Watch Program Manager and oversaw the establishment and development of the program. Since that time, Vuthy has emerged as a leading voice on land and housing rights in Cambodia. In 2012, Vuthy was appointed by the Executive Committee and confirmed by the Board as the Representative of Equitable Cambodia. Vuthy has eight years of experience in working with NGOs prior to joining Equitable Cambodia. From 2003 to 2006, he was the Finance and Administrative Officer for the Pannasastra University Cambodia Legal Clinic, a program funded by Open Society Justice Initiative. From 2007 to 2008, he worked as a Clerk and Translator at Immigration Consultant Law Firm. Vuthy received his Master Degree in Law and Political Science.
Kimsong joined Equitable Cambodia as a DWP Manager in February 2015, then shifted to HR/Admin Manager in February 2016. He has more than 17 years of experience as a development professional with both government and non-profit organizations. Through his career he has worked on education, capacity development, program management, and organizational management.
Kimsong is highly appreciated for his talent and skills in strategic development and management, policy development and enforcement, program design and implementation, resource mobilization, human resource management, public relations, networking, and advocacy. From 2011 to 2015 he was a Community Empowerment Advisor for Life With Dignity (LWD). Kimsong received his Master Degree in Educational Science and Law in Private Law.
Maria joined Equitable Cambodia as Finance Manager in 2014. She has nearly a decade of experience in financial management, budgeting, cost & price analysis, accounting and management of funds and sub-grants. Mariah also has extensive experience working in grants management and procedures including contracts/agreements and provides support to grantees to maintain compliance with all terms of the grant agreement and with record keeping systems. She assures that sub-grantees financial and administrative systems are adequate for compliance with donor requirements. Maria has both direct practice and supervisory experience working in the non- profit sector since 1994. Maria has diploma in accounting from the Regent School of Business, a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a Master of Audit from Vanda Institute of Accounting.
Community Empowerment and Legal Awareness Manager
Makara joined Equitable Cambodia in August 2008 as a Legal Intern then became a Legal Trainer for the CELA Program in April 2009. With a clear capacity for his work, he was promoted in January 2010 to Senior Legal Trainer then to Program Officer in January 2012. In January 2013, Makara was selected to be the Community Empowerment Legal Awareness Program Manager. Over the years, Makara has shown a strong commitment toward EC’s work and made a significant contribution to the successful growth of the CELA Program. Makara received his Bachelor Degree in Law from the Royal University of Law and Economics and English of Art from the Information Institute of Cambodia and a Master Degree in Private Law from the Royal University of Law and Economics.
Development Watch Program Manager
Sarorn came to EC with over a decade of experience in advocacy work with various local NGOs, where he focused on land and housing rights, human rights, fisheries and environmental issues. He has several years of experience working on project planning and implementation and in setting up community and NGO networks throughout Cambodia. He previously worked for Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) and NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF) as well as with Save Cambodia’s Wildlife (SCW), where he produced research, video documentation, and publications related to resource conservation and biodiversity preservation.
Sarorn holds a Bachelors in Information Technology from Norton University and successfully completed a 7 month training in environmental and human rights at the EarthRights Mekong School, Thailand. During his training, Sarorn completed a two-month field work project in which he investigated community involvement in decision-making regarding the ADB-funded railway rehabilitation project in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
COHR Program Manager
Sokun joined Equitable Cambodia in 2015. He has extensive experience in defending the land and natural resource rights of Cambodian communities with over 10 years of background in community development and community organizing. Besides community organizing, Sokun brings a wide range of skills and experiences to EC including community empowerment, staff management, project designing and planning, M&E, fundraising, proposal writing, reporting and organizational development. Before joining EC Sokun worked at Action for Environment and Communities (AEC) as Program Coordinator where he managed programs in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces.
Sokun graduated with a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development from the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and holds a Master degree in Development Management from Norton University (NU).