The NGO Forum on Cambodia

Discussing the Environment and Natural Resources Code, Environmental Impact Assessment and Climate Change concerns with CSOs and the Ministry of Environment

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On the 6th of April 2017, the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF) facilitated a meeting between CSOs and the Ministry of Environment (MoE). The meeting had four primary themes: 1) the Environment and Natural Resources Code (EC), 2) Climate Change Technical Working Group, 3) effective contribution of CSOs on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and 4) update on the Conservation Forum with the Prime Minister.

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Weekly Diplomacy Mission for Consultation Meeting with the Embassies and International Agencies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On 03rd – 06thApril 2017, the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF) and the Rivers Coalition in Cambodia (RCC) co-organizeda consultation meeting between local NGOs/CSOs, embassies and international agencies at a national level in Phnom Penh. The aim of the meeting was to discuss issues surrounding Mekong Water Governance and to inform aboutthe large-scale impacts of hydropower dam development projects on the Mekong Mainstream and its tributaries. It was a great opportunity for NGOF and RCC’s membersto work towards their common goals and achievethe best of results related to the weekly diplomacymissionand the consultation meeting with the embassies and international agencies in Phnom Penh.

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First Quarterly Meeting of Development of Food Security and Safety (NDF-C) Network in Cambodia

On 30th March 2017, first Quarterly Meeting of Development of Food Security and Safety in Cambodia (NDF-C) network was organized at the NGO Forum on Cambodia’s office. The meeting was hosted by the Agriculture Policy Monitoring Project coordinator of the NGO Forum on Cambodia. 24 participants (6 women), who represented both national and international NGOs, attended the meeting

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Regional Workshop: Limiting Temperature Increase to 1.5oC, from Science to Practice

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Phitsanulok Province, Thailand: Mr. Sey Peou, Climate Change Project Coordinator of the NGO Forum on Cambodia, NECA Secretariat and a co-chairman of Asian Climate Change Consortium (ACCC) joint in Regional Workshop on Limiting Temperature Increase to 1.5oC, from Science to Practice: A Learning & Planning Session. This regional workshop conducts on March 07 – 09, 2017 at Ruean Phae Royal Park Hotel, Phitsanulok, Thailand. Missions’ Objectives are 1) to debate the challenges of climate change adaption and energy sector and try to formulate recommendations 2) to reflect and share the outcome from last CoP 3) to understand the impacts and implication of the transition towards low carbon, resilient and sustainable society and 4) to strengthen CSOs advocacy and strategy in the region.

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National Dialogue Forum on Confliction Resolution over Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam

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On 09th March 2017 at Tonle Basac II, Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The NGO Forum on Cambodia hosted a National Dialogue Forum on Conflict resolution over Lower Sesan 2 hydropower which co-organized with its members including 3SPN, CEPA, FACT, and MVi. There were 47 participants (16 women) joined who from Ministry of Mines and Energy (MoME), Local NGOs/INGOs, National and international Media journalists/TVs and Dam affected communities, Reaearch Institute and private company. This forum was floor for discussion and debate on project developer and responsible ministry to review some key points related the processing of resettlement and compensation over the dam-affected communities.

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Regional Workshop on National Implementation of SDGs Voluntary National Review of UN High-level Political Forum

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Bangkok, 24-25 February 2017: Over 30 participants of the regional workshop on CSO engagement on SDGs in particular HLPF-VNR jointly organized by the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and Asia CSO Partnership for Sustainable Development (APSD). The workshop having discussed the global and regional processes of SDG implementation by the UN and CSOs, and assessed the CSO engagement with the government on SDG implementation in 11 countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, in particular the preparation for the Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF).

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