Vannak Lach

Summer Schools

Vannak has over 4 years’ experience working at local and international NGOs. Currently, he is working at an ICT Project Officer at Diakonia Organization; working in partnership with main local human rights organizations to promote the use of new media and ICT tools to promote the democracy and respect of human rights in Cambodia. Before joining Diakonia in March 2014, he was a Project Coordinator at Cambodian Center for Human Rights, responsible for research and advocacy; budget management of his project; and the creation of contents on website, social media, quarterly reports and the annual report. Vannak has previously worked at the PEPY organization as a communications coordinator and as a sponsorship assistant at ActionAid Cambodia. Vannak is a co-founder/organizer of Politikoffee ( and Khmer talks, a recurring event organized by young Cambodians who devote their time and energy to building youth networks and sharing ideas and experience with other young Cambodians. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Media Management from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, a TESOL certificate, and he has completed a course in Media and Intercultural Communications at Flensburg University, Germany. Most recently, he completed a course in Political Economy and Philosophy at Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. Recently, he has got an award form Australia Awards Scholarship to pursue his master degree in communication for social change at the University of Queensland, Australia.He will start his journey in early 2016.


UNAOC Pillar

Areas of Focus


  • Advocacy
  • Networking
  • Coordination
  • Team Building
  • Media Relations
  • Publicity
  • Social Media
  • Internet

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