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Field visiting affected communities in Koh Kong province who affected by UDG company

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On 06 July 2016 afternoon: Field visit with local people, first meeting with 22 family representatives from Prek Smach village, Koh Sdac commune, Kirisakor district all of them as have agreed compensation. And the second with 7 family representatives who do not agree the compensation, Based on long discussion with effected family found that result as similar as report investigation produced by NGO Forum.

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Mapping the Threats and Enforcing Adaptation in South and South East Asia

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Kathmandu, Nepal; 03-05 July 2016:  Rising sea-levels, severe droughts and floods, extreme weather events and the melting of the Himalaya glaciers are only a few consequences that the Asia-Pacific-Region is increasingly facing. Societies in South and South East Asia that already try to overcome poverty and underdevelopment are particularly affected. Many people who live on agriculture or settle in coastal or mountainous regions are at high risk. Weather-related crop failures or devastating meteorological events as a result of climate change threatens their livelihood. Especially the poorer population often do not have the capacity to adapt to the changing situations. Thus, promoting the adaptation to climate change is of high importance for the two sub-regions. Appropriate adaptation mechanisms can contribute to reduce the risk potential of countries and mitigate the risk of disastrous impacts.

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Report Launching Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Economic Land Concession in Cambodia

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Phnom Penh, June 28, 2016, The NGO Forum on Cambodia organized report launching Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Economic Land Concession in Cambodia, 2015. During the workshop there were 54 participants which including 12 women. The report launching workshop aims to disseminate the results of key finding of the research, the limitation of research methodology of the statistical analysis to all stakeholder, especially to the government officer, as well as to disseminate official research report is for public use. Furthermore, the workshop aims included in the following:

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Parliamentary Workshop on “Understanding of Macroeconomic Framework and Public Financial Policy for preparation of the Draft Law on National Budget Management 2017”

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Phnom Penh, on 14 June 2016: Representative of the NGOForum, Mr. Tek Vanara, Executive Director and the budget working group members namely Mrs, Kim Natachia-CRRT, Mrs. Sawada Chan Krisna-Oxfam, Ms. Chhim Ratana and Mr. Pen Raksa-TIC, and Mr. Teng Samath-GADC participated the parliamentary workshop on “Understanding of Macroeconomic Framework and Public Financial Policy for preparation of the Draft Law on National Budget Management 2017” held by the secretariat General of the National Assembly of Cambodia.

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CSO and Legal Working Group on Environmental Code Influencing

Cambodia faces key challenges on current environmental protection and natural resources management are partly due to unclear/overlapping jurisdiction among ministries and gaps in the law and policies. These challenges are the priority to be dealt with in an effective manner in response to the necessary needs of the country and the Cambodia’s obligation to international agreements and conventions.

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Training Workshop on “Monitoring EIA processes and effective communication”

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Stung Treng Province, 7th – 9th June 2016:  NGO Forum on Cambodia with support from the USAID, PACT Cambodia, CDRI and Oxfam, in cooperation with Department of EIA of Ministry of Environment organized a second workshop to train key NGO members on how to develop information based on the fact and publishing report. There are 30 NGOs network Member from River Coalition of Cambodia (6 womens), NECA members and CSO on EIA working group.   

The environmental impact assessment (EIA) process is a multistep procedure to ensure that environmental considerations are included in decisions making regarding projects that may impact the environment. It helps identify the possible environmental effects of a proposed activity and how those impacts can be mitigated. The purpose of the EIA process is to inform decision-makers and to promote transparency and public involvement of the environmental consequences by a proposed project implementation. The EIA document identifies, predicts, and analyzes impacts on the physical environment, as well as social, cultural, and health impacts. If the EIA process is successful, it identifies alternatives and mitigation measures to reduce the environmental impact of a proposed project.

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