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Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Vida Vanchan, Director, Global Studies Institute; Professor, Geosciences

Vida Vanchan, professor of geosciences and director of Buffalo State's Global Studies Institute, was awarded a research grant from the SUNY/CUNY Southeast Asia Consortium (SEAC) to conduct a research project during summer 2024 titled “Regional and Global Challenges to Circular Economy: An Analysis of the Manufacturing Sector in Cambodia.” This project aims to examine the challenges to the circular economy as firms aim to reduce their environmental impact by minimizing waste and maximizing resource efficiency through an analysis of the manufacturing firms, focusing on the garment, footwear, and travel goods (GFT) industry in Cambodia and its connection to regional and global production networks.