Our Board

Ms. Phoungmaly Nhean

Chief Board Director

Ms. Phoungmaly Nhean is the Chief Board Director of Trailblazer Cambodia Organization. She is on board since 2016 until now. she has completed her master’s degree in 2005 in Accounting Administration and General management in 2008 and Ph.D. in public administration in 2015, Build Bright University of Cambodia. She is a Founder / Executive Director of Rachna Satrei Organization. In the Year 2012, the members of NGOs Network at the subnational level voted for her to become Committee and later as chairwoman of NCN-SR under her coordination NGOs and Association 322 including local and international in Siem Reap. Since 2019-currently, she is a committee of NGO Technical working groups with various government Ministries like the Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Taxation, Women Affaire Ministry, Moreover, she is a volunteer on the steering committee Gender and Development for Cambodia, The NGO Forum for Cambodia and board director of the NGOs as Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, Community Legal Education Centre, The Advocacy and Policy Institute at national, and four other NGOs sub-national level.

Mr. San Saridet

Board Member

Mr. San Saridet, has been a member of the Board of TCO since 2016. He was born in Kampong Thkov2 village, Kampong Thkov commune, Kralanh district, Siem Reap province. In 1992, he graduated and holds an associate degree in engineering in the major of Fishery. He has experience working in the public service and with other development partners such as UNDP, FAO, NCDD, and HURREDO. He is a skillful person in community development and livelihood improvement; including aquaculture, good governance, climate change adaptation, and sustainable natural resources management (CF, CFi, and CFR).

Mr. Samuon San

Board Member

Mr. Samuon San first joined the Trailblazer Cambodia Organization (TCO) in 2019 as a Project Coordinator/Manager. He becomes a member of Board Director of TCO in 2021 after moving to USAID Greening Prey Lang Project (2019 to present). He holds a Master of Science in Integrated Management for Agriculture and Rural Development from The Royal University of Agriculture, a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences in Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, and an Associate Diploma from Prek Leap National School of Agriculture, Cambodia.
He brought in many years of experiences with local and international organizations such as CEDAC, FACT, ChildFund Cambodia, Wildlife Alliance, and The Learning Institute. He skills in proposal development, project management, good governance, fundamentals of democratic development, decentralization and de-concentration reform.
His professional and research interests included fishery, natural resource management, conservation, agriculture, and community livelihood development. He also works as a partnership to support grantees such as NGOs, CPA, Cfi, CF, and government agencies.

Mr. You Chanpraseth

Board Member

Mr. You Chanpraseth has become a member of the board director of TCO in 2021. He was born in Pursat province, but his current address is in Phnom Penh. In 1997, he graduated and holds a bachelor’s degree in Fishery. He experiences working in public services and with other development partners. He is skillful in fundraising, communication, good governance, climate change adaptation, and sustainable natural resources management.

Mr. Oeur Il

Board Member

Il Oeur has served as the Executive Director for Analyzing Development Issues Centre (ADIC) since 2011 and previous eleven years managing training and research project, known as Analyzing Development Issues (ADI) of the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC), dedicated to promoting critical thinking and analyses with local communities and relevant stakeholders through policy research and Participatory Action Research (PAR), mainly on migration in relations to livelihoods, HIV/AIDS, older persons, youth in Northeast Cambodia. In addition, he has done research studies and development projects on land and natural resources governance, Indigenous Peoples and their culture, in the Northeast and Tonle Sap regions.
He developed policy frameworks for Government projects, written the NGO Statement on land allocation and land registration in Cambodia, and published several book chapters and journal articles, including migration, land and natural resources, and Indigenous Peoples. His professional and research interests are mainly Indigenous Peoples and culture, cross-border issues such as migration and trade, and community mobilization for collective action on land and natural resources challenges, child rights governance, and youth issues. Il has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Maastricht University in The Netherlands, and an MBA from Norton University in Cambodia.

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