The Indigenous Peoples and Forestry Network celebrated the 19th International Day of the World's Indigenous People on 9 August 2013 and called for changes to improve the livelihoods of Cambodia’s indigenous citizens
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 08:44
International Day of the World's Indigenous People celebrates the importance of indigenous communities and their cultures.
There are 24 groups of indigenous peoples scattered over 15 provinces of Cambodia, contributing to approx. 1.2 % of the total population. They play an important role in managing forest resources, contributing to climate change management, which affects all Cambodians. NGO Forum works with other NGOs and many indigenous communities to help protect their traditional cultures, their land and economic rights, and to eliminate discrimination.
“Indigenous peoples need our support to survive”, said Mr Chhith Sam Ath, Executive Director of NGO Forum.
Forum Discussion on political parties’ policies on Land Security and Natural Resource at Local Level
- Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:56
Representatives from nine political parties running for Commune election to be held in June 3, 2012 except the Cambodian People Party has met up on May 24, 2012 at Imperial Garden hotel for a whole day forum on May 24 to present their policies on “Land Security and Natural Resource Management at local level” to around 180 people from different NGOs, community representatives across the country.
The forum co-organizes by the NGO forum on Cambodia, World Vision Cambodia, COMFREL, CHRAC and CLEC aims to share information, discussion and advocacy on priority issues that go contraction to the development of the country by providing chance to voters to understand policy priorities on the Land and natural resource management as well as to provide voters to raise their concerns directly to political representatives and also to understand political strategy frameworks to resolve land issue and natural resource management.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:59
More than thirty representatives from sector NGOs/CSOs working on budget issues met and attended to different presentations on budget monitoring and access to information in various sectors such as Education, Health, Extractive Industry and Gender. The one-day workshop, held on 14 September at Phnom Penh Hotel by NGO Forum on Cambodia brought an opportunity to sector NGOs in Cambodia and the International Budget Partnership (IBP) to share experience on access to budget information and budget advocacy, and to comprehensively discuss on advocacy strategies to effectively address budget transparency issues within the sectors.