Our mission: We work with local communities to co-create innovative solutions and drive the development of their communities.
Our vision: We envision local communities driving the development, advancing their livelihoods and prosperity.
Kawsang is a social enterprise, previously known as InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia. We collaborate with partners such as governments, development sector organizations, and people in local communities to co-design solutions for some of the key challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
Our team has over 13 years of experience in building partnerships, co-designing digital technology solutions, and implementing programs to improve public health, social accountability, and foster digital skills.
Meet The Team
Channé Suy Lan
Channé Suy Lan is an “ICT for Development” leader and expert, experienced at initiating, designing, managing and implementing technology-based solutions for development, in the areas of health, education and social-economic development in developing countries. As a co-founder of Kawsang, Channé has played a critical role in leveraging technology to empower communities and create meaningful change. She is a visionary leader who is passionate about using her skills and experience to drive sustainable development and create a better future for all.
Co-founder & CEO
Kakada brings over a decade of experience in software development and deployment for disease surveillance and development projects. He is a technical leader who is passionate about using technology to improve the lives of people. In addition, Kakada is an advocate for STEM education and has developed a Computational Thinking curriculum for public schools in Cambodia. His innovative and strategic approach to software development has contributed to the success of numerous projects in the health and education sectors.
Senior Software Developer
Senior ICT Trainer and Facilitator (Consultant)
Sophat is a dedicated ICT Trainer and Facilitator, committed to empowering individuals and organizations to harness the full potential of technology. Sophat is well-known for his work in organizing the Barcamp event with numerous universities in Cambodia, and he creates video and Facebook content to help people stay safe online and practice good internet hygiene on his Facebook page.
ICT Trainer and Facilitator (Consultant)
Sopheak has a proven track record of designing and delivering engaging and effective training programs, he helps students and professionals achieve their goals. Sopheak's expertise lies in higher education training programs, where he excels in curriculum design, updating, implementation, and course delivery.
Finance Manager (Consultant)
Sokunthea is an ACCA member (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) with a Master's degree in Entrepreneurship/Project Management. She has extensive experience in financial management, financial control, and compliance, gained through years of working in both the non-profit sector and social enterprise.
Design Thinking Lead (Consultant)
Akira has over 20 years of experience as a freelance designer, facilitator, and consultant in organizational development, change, and innovation. He is fluent in both English and Japanese and has experience with cross-cultural collaborations in Ireland, the US, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
Human centered design facilitator (Consultant)
Chandy has experience in product design, digital content creation, ICT-related training, and facilitation. He has gained his human-centered design experience through on-the-job experience, where he has done product design and facilitation for social innovation projects.