I’m Solieng MAK, Environment and Natural Resources Planner, from Cambodia. I have been very active in IWRM-based water and related resources development planning (for 15 years).
What would you say are the main challenges in your work as a woman?
1) Honestly, I observe that, woman likes me, have the same challenge as men have, in my work. Then, it can be a problem or obstacle and can be transferred into potential challenge, particularly for women (as the same as for men) depending on how one perceives that challenge, and her/his power and enabling capacity to manage and overcome it.
What have you done to overcome these obstacles/challenges?
2) I treat the challenges and problems as a way of life and as much as possible turn them into opportunities. Then, simply, as a critical thinker and people-centered developer, I apply holistic and integrated approach to understand and deal with challenges. I do have developed power and enabling capacity to be resilient with challenges and impacts. Thank you for opportunity to be interviewed.
Happy International's Women Day to All!