John Weeks


Builder of organizations, raiser of funds, enthusiastic communicator. On the ground, in the field, working for YOU.

  Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  Joined April 2009

John Weeks@john_weeks    1 Minute Ago

Hello, I’m @John_Weeks. I specialize in fundraising, communications and building organizational infrastructure. CV: More details, background at

Internews@Internews    January 2019 - Present

Open Data Specialist at Internews
Facilitated Open Data Survey and additional studies of Cambodian tech / media ecosystem for Social Accountability project. Capacity building for local NGOs, development of local news portal.

Diakonia@diakoniaasia    May 2017 - June 2019

Communication and Grant Coordinator at Diakonia
Communications/Fundraising Officer. Reported on Sida and Embassy Funding, advised on new funding opportunities.  Researched and produced outreach materials.

Forum Syd@FSYDCambodia    October 2013 – December 2

Communications/Fundraising Officer. Secured funding from SIDA, ADB and facilitated monitoring & reportage. Developed integrated multilingual outreach strategy.

Open Development Cambodia@OpenDevCam    2011 – 2013

Southeast Asia’s first Open Data web portal. Recruited & managed team to develop, launch & market economic transparency web site. Board Member. #OpenCambodia

Mekong ICT Camp@MekongICT    2008 – present

A transformative experience, teaching and workshopping Southeast Asian IT projects for social good. Attendee in 2010 and 2013, alumnus and supporter thereafter. #MKICT

Angkor Research@AngkorResearch    2008 – 2010

Assisted publication of ‘Rural Media Habits’ study and reproductive health survey; crafted Khmer-language #ContraceptiveOutreach Campaign based on its findings.

TweetCambodia@tweetcambodia    2009

A Twitter portal (and ongoing experiment) to explore social media usage in Southeast Asia.

BarCamp Phnom Penh@BarCampPP    2008

I’m a regular presenter at #BarCamps, #TechCamps & media meetups, making new connections, exploring new ideas, and learning from innovators.

House32 Web Design@House32    2007 – 2013

is a social enterprise, breaking new ground with unique, specialized nonprofit and business web sites. Manager.

Our Books Illustration & Design@OBID_Cambodia    2006 – 2013

creates bespoke publications and art primarily for nonprofit outreach, supporting the mission of Our Books Cambodia. Managing Editor.

Our Books Cambodia@OBCambodia    2006 – 2013

is Cambodia’s first local non-profit dedicated to the promotion and development of comic art. Managing Editor.

Nou Hach Literary Journal@NouHachJournal    2004 – Present

I serve on the Board of Nou Hach Literary Journal & have served on the Finance and Administrative Board of the Cambodia Book Federation. #Literature

Sang Salapak@Sang_Salapak    2005 – 2007

An arts consultancy founded by four friends in diverse disciplines: visual arts, photography, architecture, theater and more.

Comics Lifestyle@ComicsLifestyle    2003 – present

Development of web portal for Australasian & global comics.

Cambodian Living Arts@CamboLivingArts    2003 – 2005

Consultant for sourcing management staff, in addition to grant writing and report writing. 

The Center For Khmer Studies@CKSCambodia    2001 – 2003

As Assistant Director I oversaw daily operations, managed projects, secured grants & recruited and managed staff.

The Grantsmanship Center@Grantsmanship    1999

Grant writing certification in Los Angeles. Landed US$3.8 million job training grant & Empowerment Zone services package.

Monash University@MonashUni    1996 – 1998

MA in Asian Studies (High Distinction). Volunteer Teaching at Cambodian Association of Victoria.

Southeast Asian Summer Studies Institute@UWIntlInst    1995

Academic study of Khmer (1st Year). Tuition Fellowship Recipient.

Dark Horse Comics@DarkHorseComics    1992 – 1994

Edited comic books, graphic novels, posters and books.
Development / implementation of associated marketing.

UC Santa Cruz@UCSC    1986 – 1990

BA Literature / BA Modern Society and Social Thought. Radio Broadcasting at KZSC-FM.

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