4. Path Heang

Sponsor Club: Cambodia, District 3350

As a child of the Khmer Rouge era (1975-79) during which some two million Cambodian people perished, Path Heang lived through decades of internal armed conflict. In the past 15 years he has dedicated his career to peaceful community development in Cambodia. Path has worked with such diverse groups as the Cambodian government, United Nations Development Program, International Labour Organization, Australian Catholic Relief, American Friends Service Committee, German Technical Cooperation, Oxfam, and Working Group for Weapons Reduction. He has contributed to a number of publications and addressed various international conferences, including two UN conferences in New York, USA. He has a degree in education from the Royal University of Phnom Penh. After completing his graduate studies, Path plans to return to Cambodia to resume his development work with particular focus on policy issues.