Path Heang

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Path Heang "life’s journey has led him from forced labour in the paddy fields of Cambodia as a child under the Khmer Rouge, to the position of Program Officer with the World Bank.

"The big change came in 2002, when he received a letter informing him that he had been accepted as a student at the Rotary Centre for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia...

"Heang now has been nominated for the Alumnus of the Year at the University of Queensland, an award that recognises distinguished achievements that have earned international recognition for the graduate and the University of Queensland. To be eligible nominees must be an International graduate of the University of Queensland currently working outside of Australia.

"Heang is eminently eligible. He sees himself as a senior member of the World Bank staff within a few years." [1]

"He has since worked with the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, was program officer for the World Bank's Justice for the Poor program and is currently working for the United Nations Development Program, in its Access to Justice project." [2]

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  1. From a rice paddy to the World Bank, Rotary Down Under, accessed December 11, 2008.
  2. Peace Fellow named UQ International Alumnus of the Year, University of Queensland, accessed December 11, 2008.