ECODIT Awarded USAID Cambodia Green Future Activity

USAID has awarded ECODIT the Cambodia Green Future Activity, a five-year project aimed at mobilizing communities to conserve biodiversity and protect natural resources. The activity is a key component of USAID’s work to protect Cambodia’s unique and endangered natural resources, which include a variety of forests, valuable plants and trees, and a number of threatened wildlife species.


Cambodia Green Future will provide Cambodian citizens and civil society with the knowledge and skills to influence positive actions to support biodiversity conservation, forest protection, and broad sustainable natural resource management (NRM). 


ECODIT and subcontractor FHI 360 will employ best practices from their pioneering work in NRM, community engagement, and social and behavior change communications (SBCC). The Cambodia Green Future team will increase awareness and catalyze action via strategic campaigns in social media, radio, television, community events, and other methods. Cambodia Green Future will collaborate with a wide range of partners, including women, youth, and indigenous groups, and civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and government bodies with environment-related mandates.  


While national in scope, Cambodia Green Future will continue the legacy of USAID’s efforts to strengthen capacities among the communities around the Prey Lang forest and Eastern Plains, areas that have a number of active critical projects, such as the USAID Greening Prey Lang Activity. ECODIT will foster a community of practice for those active in Cambodia’s environmental sector and mobilize funding for environmental advocacy from the private sector. 


“ECODIT is proud to deepen its partnership with USAID while working to safeguard Cambodia’s biodiversity and improve its prosperity,” said ECODIT President Joseph Karam. “We look forward to harnessing our years of expertise in NRM and SBCC to advance USAID’s goal of strengthening sustainable and resilient pathways out of poverty in Cambodia.”


ECODIT is a U.S.-based small business with 26 years of experience working with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally and socially responsible development around the world. The firm has implemented a wide range of complex NRM and communications and knowledge management (CKM) projects, including the ongoing USAID Vietnam Green Annamites Project, which works with provincial governments to protect Vietnam’s significant biodiversity, improve land use practices, help local ethnic minority communities to diversify and improve their livelihoods, and mobilize private sector resources for conservation and livelihood initiatives. To learn more about ECODIT, visit and follow the firm’s accounts on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.