The NGO Forum on Cambodia

Strengthen Capacity of NDF-C Members and Farmer Representatives on Citizen Journalist Writing Skill and Strategic Communication Plan for Policy Influencing

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On 4th -5th July 2017 the training on Citizen Journalist Writing Skill and Strategic Communication Planning for Policy Influencing was conducted at The NGO Forum on Cambodia Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The course was coordinated by The NGO Forum on Cambodia which funding supported by Right to Food project of Oxfam. There were total 44 participants (19 females) from Network for Development of Food Security and Safety in Cambodia (NDF-C) of The NGO Forum on Cambodia and farmer representatives came from Kratie, Kampong Speu, Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, Bantey Meanchey, Takeo, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampot, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, and Phnom Penh joined the training on “Citizen Journalist Writing Skill and Strategic Communication Planning for Policy Influencing”. The aims of the training workshop were (I) To strengthen capacity of NDF-C members and farmer representatives on media writing skills for effective communication and Program Report (PR) to influence law enforcement and policy change (II) To raise basic knowledge on how to effectively and consistently communicate environmental issues to right audience at right time, and (III) To support the development of Effective Communications Plan for environmental advocacy campaign and policy influencing.

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The 4 Dialogue Meeting between NGO Forum and Media on Budget Transparency in Cambodia

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Media has played important role to ensure government provides quality of public services for citizens. On 15 June 2017, meeting organized for increase media persons understanding on the budget transparency that has been implemented by the NGO Forum on Cambodia. In addition, the meeting also would like to collect the feedback from all participants regarding to cooperation with the NGO Forum on Cambodia. What areas should The NGO Forum on Cambodia improved to ensure message/ text on budget transparency, public financial reform, national strategic plan are interested and reported by all medias such as TV, radio, newspaper…etc. In addition, the objective of the meeting is also would like to seek comments on areas /topics that media are interested in, thus the NGO Forum on Cambodia can improved her performance to be more effective in working with media.

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Forum on Roles of Youth in Budgetary Process

Forum on Roles of Youth in Budgetary Process 1

On 15 June 2017, the National Budget Project (NBP) of the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF), with Budget Working Group (BWG) to organize Forum on ”Roles of Youth in Budgetary Process”. There are over 200 participants to join this forum at Tonle Basac 2 restuarant. The forum aim to increase knowledge and understanding of young people on budget process and budget transparency, as well as budget formulation process at national level. Furthermore, to encourage youth participation for contribution in budgeting process youth space in budgetary process where and how youth involve in budgeting process.

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Consultation meeting on PNPCA and Pak Beng Hydropower Development Project in Lao PDR

Consultation Meeting on PNPCA and Pak Beng Hydropower Development Project in Lao PDR 1

On the 14th of June 2017 at Tonle Bassac II Restaurant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia: the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF) and the Rivers Coalition in Cambodia (RCC) co-organized a consultation meeting with representatives from the Tonle Sap Lake and the Mekong River, youth movement groups and other civil society organizations (CSOs) in order to develop a joint statement on CSOs’ concern with the Pak Beng hydropower dam development project in Lao and the procedure for notification, prior consultation and agreement. A total of 56 people attended the meeting.

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Consultation Meeting with Development Partners and Donors on Pak Beng Hydropower Development Project in Lao PDR

Consultation Meeting with Development Partners and Donors on Pak Beng Hydropower Development Project in Lao PDR 1

On 01st – 02nd June 2017, the NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF), Rivers Coalition in Cambodia (RCC) and Save the Mekong members, and Oxfam delegates from Thailand and Vietnam co-organized a consultation meeting with development partners and donors in Lao PDR (including representatives from the Embassy of Switzerland, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Agence Française de Développement, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Mekong River Commission-GIZ Cooperation Programme). The aim of the meeting was to discuss the MRC’s standing position on the PNPCA process, Mekong Water Governance, CSOs and affected communities’ concerns about hydropower development projects along the Mekong River, especially in riparian countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam in the Lower Mekong region, where the Pak Beng dam, which has been approved by Lao PDR, and other proposed hydropower projects will have tremendous negative impacts.

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CSOs Members Pursue to Build the Local Community Resilience and Tracking the Climate Change Adaption Mainstream to Communal Development Planning

CSOs Members Pursue to Build the Local Community Resilience and Tracking the Climate Change Adaption Mainstream to Communal Development Planning 1

Advocacy strategy on climate change policy influence into CDP/CIP was initiated by NGOF and Southern Voice on Adaptation in order to find the best strategy for NECA members to work at both national and sub-national for influencing the CCA consideration and implementation in the commune level where is the CC prone area. During the consultation workshop at the end of 2015; we had been selecting 12 CSO members in 32 commune target area for initial step. 

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