On 17 March 2022, the Build4People team of Work Package #1 “Behavior Change” was hosting a half-day Science Workshop at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

The main purpose of this Science Workshop was to facilitate the exchange with local sustainability research projects and related experts. Consequently, researchers and practitioners dealing with sustainability topics like waste management, urban climate, climate change adaptation and (pro-environmental) consumer behaviors in Phnom Penh/Cambodia gathered and discussed manifold aspects of researching and supporting a sustainable future for Phnom Penh. In an interactive so called World Café Session, the participants discussed problems, possible solutions, and relevant change agents and stakeholders for the improvement of environmental aspects like waste management or consumption behavior in Phnom Penh. In course of the scientific exchange on local research projects targeting sustainability and social issues in Phnom Penh/Cambodia insightful research designs and practical implications for sustainable transformations were presented and discussed from the social and environmental science perspective.

Based the fruitful exchange the research activities of the Build4People project are getting enriched by these kind of valuable mutual learning experiences and potentials for future collaborations can be identified. The Build4People team of Work Package #1 “Behavior Change”, Anke Blöbaum and Annalena Becker from Magdeburg University, Germany would like to thank everyone for participating and engaging in this important collaboration, especially for the organizational support from our colleagues from Royal University of Phnom Penh, Dr. Sok Serey, Dr. Op Vanna and Dr. Nyda Chhinh.

Documentation of the Build4People WP#1 Science Workshop (pdf-file)

Feel warmly invited to get some impressions by means of the picture gallery below of this inspiring event.

Presentation of WP#1 Science Workshop results during the Build4People Ecocity Transition Lab 2022 Presentation Conference at Phnom Penh City Hall, 18 March 2022, by Dr. Op Vanna, Royal University of Phnom Penh, and by Annalena Becker, Magdeburg University.