The NGO Forum on Cambodia

Exchange Program and meeting on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) (2)

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Mr Tek Vannara, Executive Director of the NGO FORUM on Cambodia participated in Exchange Program and meeting on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG). In the exchange program and meeting, each country representative reported the progress and challenges of FLEGT implementation, especially focused on implementation of ASEAN FLEGT planned, and discussion with inter-governments and ASEAN secretariat on all stakeholder involvement the whole process of FLEGT such as communities, private sector, development partner, CSO/NGO and government.

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Study Tour to Takong Community Forestry

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The secretariat and steering committee of the Indigenous Peoples and Forestry Network (IPFN) from the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF) and Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) visited Takong community forestry at Chrob village, Kbal Romeas commune, Sesan district, Stoeung Treng province on 22nd February 2017 under the facilitation of My Village (MVI).

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DRR/CCA mainstreaming central discussion

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NGOF Office, 20-21 February, 2017: At the first NECA member meeting for 2017, 17 selected CSO members joined to give more focus on the strategic milestones that were defined last November with DRR/CCA mainstreaming. At sub-national level, CIP/CDP planning is key. Regarding the Annual Operation Plan and Climate Change Strategic Advocacy, NGOF and NECA members agreed to organize regular meetings among the operating committee and members. All NECA network members and partners are invited to attend these meetings so that they can share sensitive information/news on climate change and advocacy activities, raise their concerns and challenges working at grassroots level, especially with regard to government policy implementation related to climate change, and seek solutions for climate change issues.

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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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