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Press Conference on CSOs concerns over Pak Beng Hydropower Development on the Mekong Mainstream

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A press conference on “CSOs concerns over Pak Beng Hydropower Development on the Mekong mainstream” was organized on February 17, 2017 at NGOF’s office. The press conference aims to express concerns over the Pak Beng hydropower development and to release a joint statement of the the River Coalition in Cambodia (RCC) on concern over initiation of the procedure Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA) process for Pak Beng hydropower project.

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Results of a Discussion Meeting between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Commission on Planning, Investment, Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Resources (3rd Commission) of the National Assembly

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On 19 January 2017, at the meeting hall of the National Assembly: a meeting was held between members the 3rd Commission of the National Assembly and representatives of 16 national and international CSOs. H.E Chair of the 3rd Commission was pleased and welcomed the collaboration, in particular, this important meeting. Dr. Tek Vannara, Executive Director, NGO Forum on Cambodia, thanked the 3rd Commission, especially, Samdech President of the National Assembly, for giving the opportunity and for sparing their invaluable time for the working group of the civil society organizations to meet. There were three main items on the meeting agenda, i.e., presentation of achievements and challenges, discussion, and collaboration for 2017 plans.

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Discussion Meeting between Civil Society Organizations and Minister of Environment on Collaboration in Management of Environment and Natural Resources in Cambodia

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On 20 January 2017, at the Prach Sun Meeting Hall of the Ministry of Environment: a meeting between the Ministry of Environment and representatives of 18 national and international civil society organizations was held. Dr. Tek Vannara, Executive Director, NGO Forum on Cambodia, started by thanking the Ministry for giving opportunity and for invaluable time for the working group of civil society organizations to meet and discuss collaboration in environmental protection, protection and conservation of natural resources, and to present achievements and challenges, and to seek collaboration for 2017 workplan.

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Forum on “The Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources”

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On the morning of February 06, 2017 at the Ministry of Environment: NGO Forum on Cambodia, along with civil society organizations working on the conservation of natural resources, participated in the forum on "the protection and conservation of natural resources." This forum is important to debate solutions and consultation on issues of natural resources and land.

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First Quarterly Land and Housing Rights Networks Member Meeting in 2017

First quarterly meeting of Land and Housing Rights Networks in 2017 Land and Housing Rights Network (LAHRiN) conducted its first quarterly network meeting at Diakonia Center, Phnom Penh Cambodia held on 02 – 03 February 2017 which participated by 44 (06 women) participants. The meeting aim to update the land issues information from network members including the field monitoring, current situation, challenges and advocacy strategy. Furthermore, LAHRiN quarterly meeting was discussed about the network strengthening, Action Plan 2017, and preparation for meeting with national assembly. 

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First Quarterly Meeting of Indigenous People and Forestry Network (IPFN)

First quarterly meeting of Indigenous Peoples and Forestry Network (IPFN) of the NGO Forum on Cambodia was conductedin the same day of Quarterly Member Meeting of the NGOF which was held on 2nd and 3rd February 2017 at Diakonia Center, Phnom Penh which participated 40(5 women) participants.

The main objectives of IPFN Quarterly Meeting were focused on(i) updating the major key activities that the IPFN engaged known as the exchange visit at Sisaket province of Thailand and National Policies Dialogues on National Policy on the Development of Indigenous Peoples and the IPFN Secretariat Plan 2017, (ii) sharingtheland conflicts/issues in indigenous territories in PreahVihear, Mondulkiri, KompongSpeu and the progress of Prey Lang protection and National REDD+ Program, (iii)seeking guidance on the national and regional engagement of the network, (iv) completing the training need assessment for capacity building of the network 2017 and (v) adoption of new membership application to IPFN.

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