The NGO Forum on Cambodia

Asia CSO call for Ratification of the Kigali Amendment the Montreal Protocol and Pathways to 1.5c

Asia CSO call for Ratification 1

"Did you know that we can avoid up to 0.5 degrees global warming if commitments under this are met?"

A partner from Cambodia of Asia Climate Change Consortium (ACCC); the NGO Forum on Cambodia together CSO partners from part of Asia gathered at Nouvo City Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand for discussing to limit temperature increase to 1.5C: Ratification of the Kigali Amendment the Montreal Protocol and Pathways to 1.5c". This ACCC partners meeting was conducted on July 7-9, 2017 and immediately be followed to Workshop on Safety Standards Relevant to the Safe Use of Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternatives to Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and 39th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 39) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer conducting on 10-14 July 2017 at UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

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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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Forum on the Commitment of Political Parties to Respond to Local Development Issues

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The Forum was held on 19th May 2017 at Tonle Bassac Restaurant II, in Phnom Penh. 

The organizer of the Forum was NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF). The number of participants was 245 (86 women). The participants were from various NGOs/CSOs (approximately 53 NGOs/CSOs), different communities from all country, 8 students, 3 officials from the Government and local media (26 medias: radio, newspaper and TV).

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National Consultation Workshop on the Amendments of Laws on Forestry and Protected Areas

National Consultation on 2 Laws 1

On 3rd - 4th May 2017, the NGO Forum on Cambodia with cooperation of the Ministry of Interior and other NGOs facilitated the National Consultation Workshop on the amendments of Law on Forestry and Law on Protected Areas (the Laws) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For the workshop, various local NGOs (32), representatives from affected communities (rural and indigenous peoples) and officials from the Forestry Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Ministry of Environment were invited. The number of participants on the 1st day was 86 (19 women), the second day attended 81 (18 women) participants from Phnom Penh and other 16 provinces.

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