AS a Cambodia woman who was born after Pol Pot Regime, Kaneka grown up in a family where she witness the imbalance of gender relationship and power imbalance of generation and hierarchy in family. She associated with social work since she was in the 3rd year at university. Over 17 years of her professional development, Kaneka has knowledge and experiences related to program management, influencing and public policy engagement, partner assessment, policy analysis and promoting people champion influencing and advocacy approach. Within two year with Oxfam she continues her policy and advocacy strategy work related. Kaneka plays a leading role to create opportunities to make linkages with other regional project, civil society partners and influencing work. She ensures policy and technical advice is integrated with partners and linkages are made wherever possible through ensuring staff capacity development and effective management, ensure the financial accountability and compliance to internal role of organization and the oversee the financial management for regional level and country level.
Within Oxfam Mekong regional work, she manages complex program structure/multi-program team across the region, partners, widely knowledge about Southeast Asia region. From where she sit at Oxfam, Kaneka belief on inclusive development approach where people with disability/children and women is a primary change agent and inclusive business is the key toward sustainability and equity.
Belief in Feminist approach to women leadership: She has a strong belief that working with women will lead to better and faster change. She also has extensive work with women leadership champions, promoting women’s rights and empowerment.