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Menghun Kaing

UChicago Obama Scholars 2019-2020

Role

Senior Program Officer, The Asia Foundation

Location

CAMBODIA

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Biography

Menghun Kaing is a senior program officer at The Asia Foundation in Cambodia. Her work focuses on economic empowerment, governance, and technology. Most recently Menghun served on the design and implementation team of a multi-year multi-million-dollar project that aims to strengthen the capacity of Cambodian research institutions to produce high quality independent research that can be used to support government policy decisions. Menghun began her career as a journalist at The Cambodia Daily newspaper where she reported on critical topics including the 2013 Cambodian elections, land-conflicts and forced eviction, and challenges faced by victims of domestic and sexual violence.