Digital Insights is one of the flagship publications of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Cambodia. The vision of the project is to support research on the challenges and chances of digital transformation in order to create an inclusive and bright future for all. Since 2018, the series has addressed digital transformation in various aspects of lives, ranging from economic transformation, e-governance, sustainability and innovation to the impacts of digitalization on work and the development of cities.

In this volume – Future of Education – Digital Insights aims to spark a discussion on how digital transformation can support education and talent development in order to narrow the digital skills gap and to prepare students, teachers and practitioners for the future of work in Cambodia’s digital economy and society. Since education and skills for work and life are closely connected, this issue will highlight several aspects of education, ranging from the academic/general track to the professional/vocational track and into lifelong learning.

This year’s topic was chosen due to the importance of digital talent for Cambodia’s development, which is at the core of the recently adopted Digital Economy and Society Policy Framework 2021-2035 and the Digital Government Policy 2022-2035. Digital talent is one of the key foundations and driving forces of the digital transformation for stakeholders in government, business and society. However, the “Demand for and Supply of Digital Skill in Cambodia” report in 2019 states that there is a mismatch between the future demand of digital skills and the supply from relevant education systems. One of the major obstacles to this mismatch is due to slow digital adoption and innovation in these sectors.

The latest Digital Insights edition aims to tackle these challenges, provide a platform for sharing diverse perspectives, catalyze collaborations, exchange best practices and, most importantly, shed light on the potential solutions that will shape the future of education.

Among the themes and questions of the next digital insights will be:

General trends: What is the future of education? What are the trends of digital transformation and innovation of higher education in Cambodia? How will the future of education best support individuals, communities and societies for a meaningful future of work and economic well-being? What role can TVET and lifelong learning play?

Adaption of organizations: How can universities and other learning centers adapt to changes and transform to supply talents for the future of work? How will/should digital technology change Cambodia’s universities and higher education, the TVET sector and other forms of education?

Pedagogics, Teaching/Learning Methodologies and Assessment: What are future technology-based and innovative pedagogies, teaching/learning methodologies and assessment for education in developing, upskilling, and reskilling talent for the future of Cambodia? What role can Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) play?

Digital and Physical Infrastructure: What is the digital and physical infrastructure needed to enable the future of education and the promotion of inclusive, student-centered, and future-focus education?

Policies and Regulations: What kind of policies do we need to create a conducive and inclusive future of education?

We are looking for:

  • Cambodians and internationals interested in digital topics (tandems are accepted)
  • Formats: Academic papers (max. 4000 words)
  • Financial compensation: 400.00 USD (gross) per delivered format

Proposal Criteria

  • Clear and interesting working title, topic and research question
  • Clear and accurate problem orientation
  • Clear indication of research method (techniques and approaches)
  • Captures interest of potential readers
  • Good language and grammar
  • Word limit of 300 words
  • Content and structure overview


  • 26 May 2023: Notification of the selected proposals
  • 30 June 2023: Submission of first paper draft
  • 01-16 July 2023: Review
  • 20 August: Submission of final papers
  • October 2023: Publication

Important note: KAS and CADT adhere to the highest academic and ethical standards. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated, and strict disciplinary action will be taken against anyone found guilty of this misconduct. All submitted papers must be original.
*Co-authorship is allowed; however; the maximum number of co-authorship must not exceed 3 authors.

How to apply
Interested candidates may submit 300 word proposals attached with a 2-pages max CV in pdf file and send to both emails at and by 2nd May 2023, 23:59 pm. Successful proposal authors will later be asked to develop their proposals into full papers.

In case you have any questions, please reach out to Melanie Gerster, Head of Program Department at KAS Cambodia –

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals!