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PERSONAL INFORMATION Name Date of Birth Sex Home Address Cambodia. : Hak Sochanny Nationality : Cambodian th : March 12 , 1980 Place of Birth : Sihanouk Ville : Female Marital Status : Married : # 66, St. 9B (Phlov Lum), Toeuk Thlar, Reussey Keo, Phnom Penh, Tel. 855(92) 25 12 27 E-mail: haksochanny2003@yahoo.com

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND April 2003-March 2005: 1997-2001 1993-1996 : : Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, Japan. Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia. Sihanouk Ville High School, Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE October 2007-Present: Senior Researcher/Trainer with Analysing Development Issues Project of Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC), Cambodia. March – September 2007: Researcher, Center for Advanced Study (CAS). “Cambodian Civil Society Assessment”. Financial and technical assistance from the World Bank, Cambodia. September 2006 - February 2007: Researcher, Center for Advanced Study (CAS). “Justice for the Poor (Phase II): Collective Grievances over Land and Local Governance in Cambodia”. Funded by the World Bank, Cambodia. The research project was divided into three phases and in each phase researchers participated in field interviews and writing fieldwork reports. Researchers also contributed to report analysis and case studies writing. The team worked on collective land dispute cases in urban areas in Cambodia. The study looked at paths and stages of land dispute resolution and group formation issues. July-August 2006: National consultant, funded by GTZ, Cambodia. “External Evaluation on Cadastral Commissions”. The team of consultants conducted fieldwork in 5 provinces and Phnom Penh, doing interviews with Provincial/Municipal Cadastral Commissions and Khan/District Cadastral Commissions. The evaluation team selected three detailed case studies for deeper analysis on causes of land dispute and paths of land dispute resolution. Each consultant contributed to report writing. Furthermore, the consultants did presentations about key findings and recommendations to participants from relevant institutions. August 2005-June 2006: Researcher, Center for Advanced Study (CAS). “Justice for the Poor (Phase I): Collective Grievances over Land and Local Governance in Cambodia”. Funded by the World Bank, Cambodia. The research team conducted exploratory cases in Kampong Thom and Kandal provinces. The research aimed to analyze paths of land dispute resolution and perceptions of institutions and locals involved in land conflicts. Group formation and impacts around the disputes were also explored. July-August 2004: Field research in Kampot province, Cambodia, for master’s thesis. The research was to explore traditional practices and beliefs of rural Cambodia women during pregnancy, having birth and after having birth. Through in-depth interviews and observation, beliefs of informants were
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explored in order understand deeply the root causes of their practices. Beliefs and perceptions of informants revealed influential factors and how they felt about traditional practices during these important periods. August 04-22, 2003: Fieldwork in South Korea, Overseas Field Work (OFW) Program arranged by the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan. The research team looked at issues of gender and social participation in modern Korean society. “Traditional behaviors compared with modern thinking of Korean women” was my theme of the research. Through in-depth interviews and observation, I found that Korean women were still strictly complying with their traditional culture. Additionally, recommendations to improve positive modern thinking and eliminate negative traditional thinking of old women were suggested. QUALIFICATIONS
2005 2001

: Master of Arts, International Cooperation Studies : Bachelor of Arts, Khmer Literature

ACADEMIC AWARDS 2003-2005 : Asian Development Bank-Japanese Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) Scholarship, Master of Arts Program, Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, Japan. 1997-2001 : Cambodian Ministry of Education Scholarship, Bachelor of Arts Program, Social Science and Humanity Faculty, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. WORK EXPERIENCE October 2007-Present: August 2005 – October 2007: July 1999 –March 2003: Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC): Senior Trainer/ Researcher Center for Advanced Study (CAS): Researcher

Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (Racha): Community and Capacity Building Program Assistant. I did both administrative and technical work. In administrative work, I facilitated in monthly meetings and workshops with and trainings to provincial and district health practitioners. I also involved in trainings to village volunteers in primary health care (i.e., mainly health education on pregnancy care and child health).

SHORT COURSES ATTENDED Feb. 16-17-Mar. 23-24 2005: The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT), short course on ‘Understanding Organizational Conflict Analysis Tools and Conflict Management Skills.’ Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID), short course on Project Cycle Management Method: Participatory Planning. GSID, Nagoya University, Japan, 6-month lecture on Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.
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ADHOC Association, 1-week training course on Human Rights, Women Rights, and the Right to Vote.

Master’s Thesis: Traditional Practices and Cultural Perceptions Concerning Reproductive Health among Rural Cambodian Women, GSID, Nagoya University, March 2005. Newsletter Article: Traditional Customs and Perceptions during Postpartum Period among Rural Cambodian Women. Asian Health Institute Newsletter, 2005 (71, 9-12). Overseas Field Work (OFW) Report: Gender and Culture: Women’s Role and Status in the Traditional and Modern Families of South Korea (p. 108-113), GSID, Nagoya University, 2003. CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLICATIONS Analysing Development Issues, (forthcoming). Land Tenure Conflict in Three Indigenous Villages of Ke Chong Commune, Borkeo District, Ratanakiri Province. Community Based Natural Resource Management Learning Institute, Volume 2 (2009), Cambodia. Analysing Development Issues, (forthcoming). Mobilizing Villagers to Stop Illegal Fishing along the Srepok River in Lumphat District, Ratanakiri Province. Community Based Natural Resource Management Learning Institute, Volume 2 (2009), Cambodia. Analyzing Development Issues, (Nov. 2008). Selling to Survive: Market Vendors in Kampong Cham Town Making their Living in the Informal Economy. CCC, Cambodia. Center for Advanced Study & World Bank, (forthcoming). Linking Citizens and the State: An Assessment of Civil Society Contributions to Good Governance in Cambodia. World Bank, Cambodia (Final Draft, Nov 2008). Sou, Ketya and Hak, Sochanny, et al. (2007). Experiences in Land Dispute Resolution Process. Ninth Annual Socio-Cultural Research Congress on Cambodia, Royal University of Phnom Pehn. Center for Advanced Study & World Bank, (2006). Justice for the Poor? An Exploratory Study of Collective Grievances over Land and Local Governance in Cambodia. World Bank, Cambodia. Center for Advanced Study, World Bank & GTZ (2007). Towards Institutional Justice? A Review of the Work of Cambodia’s Cadastral Commissions in Relation to Land Dispute Resolution. GTZ, Cambodia. REFEREES Dr. John McAndrew, ADI project Advisor, CCC, Cambodia. Email: adadi@ccc-cambodia.org Dr. Kristina, CHHIM, Freelance Research Consultant. E-mail: kristina.cas@online.com.kh Prof. TAKAHASHI, Kimiaki, Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan. Email: takahashi@gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp
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