Despite the fact that COVID-19 has disrupted education for millions of children across the globe, including those in Cambodia, the pandemic also presents an opportunity for the country to re-imagine and re-designing to build back better, as the existing structure or status quo might become a shackle impeding innovative ideas, any attempt of reform, or creative destruction. But it is not just COVID-19 that has changed how we live, the ongoing so-called technological revolution accelerated by the pandemic has also created millions of new jobs, being unheard of before. Even so, industrial modernization is simultaneously causing massive structural unemployment and tragic loss of livelihood for low-skilled workers whose routine tasks are replaced by automation. In this regard, quality education to improve individual skills to work with or operate the machine can play a crucial role in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery and pave the way for sustainable development. It is within this context that CESCam is organizing the Third Biennial Conference on May 25 – 26, 2023, at the Cambodia University of Technology and Science (CamTech) highlighting the theme “De-schooling for Post-COVID19 Recovery” and with funding support from CamTech and the KMH Foundation.