Sokhon Nuom



Sokhon Nuom

Sokhon pushes for social protection on both a systemic and individual level through his work in Cambodia. His work has spanned a broad range of causes including public administration reform, capacity development, social protection, promotion of gender equality, and agricultural community development.

Currently serving as the Under-Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, Sokhon oversees the government’s social protection and social assistance initiatives.

His collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Planning, and National Social Protection Council are instrumental in advancing social welfare policies and programs. Prior to the current position, Sokhon made significant contributions to the field of education and child welfare during his 8 and a half year tenure as an Education Officer at UNICEF Cambodia.

His work focused on enhancing education management, promoting teacher development, and implementing impactful school reforms. Additionally, as a School Feeding Programme Officer with WFP Cambodia for three years, he played a crucial role in addressing food security challenges and improving nutritional outcomes for children in schools. Sokhon’s long-term dream is to create a physical rehabilitation center in Phnom Penh equipped with technology to serve people with physical disabilities as a model to be replicated throughout the country.