- Published on 04 April 2014
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.
- Published on 04 April 2014
Approximately of 90 participants from government representatives, Cambodia National Mekong Committee (CNMC), development partners, academia, fishery scientists, local and international NGOs, especially, communities were pulling together to attend a one-day national workshop on “Concerns on Don Sahong Dam” prepared by The NGO Forum on Cambodia in collaboration with the Rivers Coalition in Cambodia (RCC) at PGCT, #274, Tonle Basac, district, Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh.
A one-day training conducted on March 20 was undertaken under the specific objectives such as increasing participants’ knowledge on the Don Sahonog hydropower dam project, sharing information among government agencies, development partners, NGOs and communities on Don Sahong hydropower dam and its potential impacts, and lastly giving the floor for participants especially community to discuss about the impacts and major concerns of the dam and tactic forward to overcome those apprehensions.
- Published on 13 March 2014
The First Cambodian National Forum for People and Forests under the theme of Pathways to Sustainable Forest Management and Livelihoods Innovations was held in February 25-26, 2014, at Phnom Penh Hotel. This is the first platform continuing from the third Regional for People and Forests 2013, that planned to organize in six countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The National Forum is jointly co-organized by NGO Forum on Cambodia, RECOFTC, The Learning Institute, NTFP-EP, Ministry of Environment, and Forestry Administration & Fishery Administration. The forum gather more than 150 participants/representatives from Government, CF communities (Community Forestry, Community Fisheries, and Community Protected Areas), local authorities, NGOs, donors, private sector and academia to take stock of community forestry achievements, lessons learned, best practices, issues and challenges as bases for drawing up way-forward CF action plans and innovations in Cambodia. It will also provide an opportunity for RECOFTC (as well as other organizations and stakeholders) to express its continuing support and commitments to the CF action plans and innovations.