Strategic Discussion on Preparation for the Formulation of Mid Term Review of NSDP update 2009-2013 and NGO Position Paper to 4th CDCF in 2011.
- Published on 05 May 2013
NGO representatives from 17 sectors comprised of 34 persons met at La Paranda Hotel on March 22, 2011 from 8:00am to 12:00am to discuss on the preparation for formulation of Mid Term Review of NSDP update 2009-2013 and NGO Position Paper on Cambodia's Development to 4th CDCF in 2011. Sharing experience from MEDiCAM representative on how to make the health sector's inputs/comments into the NSDP update was also part of the meeting. Prior to the strategic discussion, the achievements and challenges of Development Issue Forum members on the joint-advocacy work on i) NGO Position Paper to 3rd CDCF and ii) NGO inputs/comments on the first draft NSDP Update were presented to members with mentioning the ownership of all sector NGOs and Groups over the results.
- Published on 19 November 2012
On the occasion of the 21 st ASEAN Summit and 7th East Asia Summit from 18-20 November 2012 inPhnom Penh, Cambodia, we respectfully call on the ASEAN, and international community, to upholdcommitments to protect the Mekong River by immediately calling for a cancellation to the plans to build the Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River mainstream in northern Laos. As participants of the 2nd ACSC/ASEAN People Forum, held in Phnom Penh from 14-16 November 2012, we acknowledge that the Mekong River Basin is the lifeblood to more than 60 million people in the region.
- Published on 14 March 2013
On March 07, 2013, a group of different stakeholders met at a workshop at Sunway hotel in Phnom Penh to find out what the global Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2012 has revealed about Cambodia’s situation and progress with regards to budget transparency, accountability and participation.
Hosted by The NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF)—the institution undertaking the OBS 2012—along with Advocacy and Policy Institute (API), Cambodians Resource Revenue Transparency (CRRT), Oxfam and Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia), the launch workshop was participated and attended by over a hundred participants from various government ministries, development partners, civil society organizations (CSOs), research institutions, universities and the media. Speakers and commentators on the survey findings comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), World Bank, Cambodia Economic Association (CEA), NGO Education Partnership (NEP), Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC), API and NGOF who shared a common view on the importance of the OBS and its findings for Cambodia, with emphases on different details.