The NGO Forum on Cambodia

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Mr. TEK Vanna mission

Inside the office room of the NGO Forum on Cambodia, Mr. Tek Vannara is on his regularly working schedule including checking, responding and verifying on various documentations from different programs to assure the proficiently progress in the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF). In time, he would receive phone calls from colleagues and stakeholders seeking for the meeting, discussion and advices related to work.

Through the fair and clear recruitment process, Vannara, 33-year old, by his talent, educational background and working experience, was selected and appointed to be an official Executive Director of NGOF affected from 17th February 2014 onward.

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Indigenous Communities urged to accelerate Communal Land Registration

From left to right: Ms. Laura Liguori, Representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia, Ms.Flavia Pansieri, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights,  H.E. Sim Son, Advisor to the Ministry of Rural Development, Ms. Dr Ludgera Klemp, Counsellor and Head of Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Phnom Penh, Mr. Tek Vannara, Executive Director of the NGO Forum on Cambodia

From left to right: Ms. Laura Liguori, Representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia, Ms.Flavia Pansieri, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights,  H.E. Sim Son, Advisor to the Ministry of Rural Development, Ms. Dr Ludgera Klemp, Counsellor and Head of Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Phnom Penh, Mr. Tek Vannara, Executive Director of the NGO Forum on Cambodia

 

Phnom Penh, April 29 – 30, 2014: Ms. Flavia Pansieri, the UNDeputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, and approximately 140 participants from the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), NGOs, International Organizations, UN agencies, Development Partners and Indigenous People from the Communities of Kompong Speu, Preah Vihear, Rattankiri, Mondulkiri, Koh Kong, Battambang came to attend a two-day National Reflection Workshop on “Identification, Legal Entity and Land Registration for Indigenous Communities in Cambodia”.

 

The two-day national seminar aimed to give opportunities to all participants to meet and discuss current challenges in communal and collective land registration such as the lengthy and complicated process, and to identify ways to speed up collective land registration. Also discussed was how to issue collective titles according to international and domestic laws, policies and regulations.

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A Fifth Media Trip for Deforestation and Illegal Logging Observation in Keo Seima, Mondolkiri

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Mondolkiri, April 26 -28, 2014: Deforestation and Illegal logging from Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) – which have been happening many years ago – are the concerned issues in Mondulkiri as the cases are getting worst from day to day. As being witnessed on the circumstances also in response to the needs of the Indigenous People (IP) over their livelihood difficulties caused by the dispute between granted companies and IP in Mondulkiri, a group of national and international media such as Phnom Penh Post, Radio Free Asia, Voice of America, ABC Radio Australia, Voice of Democracy, Thmey Thmey and CEN websites, accompanied by CSOs working group, joined together for a three-day media trip to spot the deforestation and illegal logging in Pu Kong and Sre Ampel villages, Keo Seima district, Mondukiri province.

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Basic Training on Climate Change and REDD+ for CSO-REDD+ Network’s Members

Basic Training on Climate Change and REDD

The NGO Forum on Cambodia in cooperation with Cambodia REDD+ Taskforce Secretariat (RTS), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), European Union (EU), Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP), Action For Development (AFD) organized a basic training on “Climate Change, Forest Governance and REDD+” for CSOs REDD+ Network’s Members. The basic training on climate change, forest governance and REDD+ was conducted from April 07 to 09 2014 at the Cambodia Japan Cooperation Center. The training was attended by 30 participants, 09 of which were women.

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Community, Local Authorities and CSOs Say NO to Don Sahong Dam

Community Local Authorities and CSOs Say NO to Don Sahong Dam

The NGO Forum on Cambodia together with other 13 local and international organizations organized the a three-day Peace Campaign related to Concerns on Don Sahong Dam from March 29 - 31 in three provinces inlcuding Kratie, Stung Treng and Kompong Cham.

The first two days in Kratie and Stung Treng, there were over 400 community people, local authority and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) attended the program where the presentations on Don Sahong Dam such as researching reports, negative impacts and the geography of the location were being presented by the specialists and speakers from CSOs. The program were later on followed by the boat campaign, where the partakers join together for the boat riding along the mekong to the location where the dolphines are habitated and to see the view of the mekong river. During that occasion there press conference were also organized to open the opportunities for media team to seek for more needed information.

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Cambodia Exploring Green Inclusive Growth Principle and Practice

Cambodia Exploring Green Inclusive Growth Principle and Practice

around80 participants from South East Asia (SEA) countries including Cambodia, Viet Name, Myanmar, Philippines and Timor Leste were assembled on March 25 and 26 for the Green Inclusive Growth Conference under the theme “Exploring Green Inclusive Growth Principle and Practice” at Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap.

Attending this event were H.E. Dr. Yin Kimsean, Secretary of State of Ministry of Environment, government representatives, policy makers, private sector, international NGOs, national NGOs, academia and industry experts, regional stakeholders as well as community representatives.

The Conferences aimed to help civil society groups and communities in SEA attain a better understanding of green growth which was promoted as a new policy paradigm for emphasizes ecologically sustainable economic progress that fosters low-carbon, socially-inclusive development. It also aimed to identity the stakeholders and ongoing initiatives and to examine progress in the implementation of Green Inclusive Growth in the region. It seeks to highlight who is benefitting and who is at risk of being excluded in order to inform policies and strategies, to facilitate dialogue between the public, privatization and tertiary sectors in order to support collaboration for inclusive green growth practices and initiatives in Southeast Asia and last of all to encourage as well as facilitate networking between industry stakeholders across the different verticals and sectors to promote future partnerships.

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