RoutAsia - Local champions Meeting Phnom Penh 10-13 August 2015

The first Asia-Pacific Local Champions Exhibition opened today at the Royal University of Agriculture of Phnom Penh. The three-day event receives more than a hundred guests from eight countries, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam. The event is a unique opportunity to build personal contacts with outstanding rural women and men, promoting innovations in sustainable rural and agricultural development, with special focus on the involvement of rural youth.

Local champions and members of the public and private sectors showcases products, knowledge and innovations, best practices and technologies in 18 Innovation Shops.

In the afternoon, public-private Roundtables provide space to identify concrete collaboration opportunities between local champions, rural youth and other development practitioners.