Phnom Penh, 20-21 October, 2015: Facilitated by Land and Livelihood Program (LLP) of NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF), a two-day training workshop on “Practical Advocacy Skills”, was organized and provided to LLP’s network/members comprised of Land and Housing Rights Network (LAHRIN) and Indigenous People and Forestry Network (IPFN) members at NGOF Office.
This training, which was initiated based on the network/members’ request during the Quarterly Network Meeting, was participated by 30 trainees (08 were females). The course was designed with the specific objectives to increase knowledge and skills for two network members on advocacy and lobby techniques, to enable members to plan and design a practical advocacy plan, strategies, tools, action plan and Monitoring and Evaluation on specific cases with main focus on land, forestry and IP issues and lastly, and to work more effectively with government, private sectors and other relevant stakeholders in their respective target areas.
“It’s necessary to occasionally provide this training to partners, particularly to those whose work advocate on land, forestry and livelihood. These two days’ training organized in collaboration with Silika that has great experience in this area. In this case, we hope the participants will gain great knowledge from this training that could assist them in their future strategic plan,” said Mr. Ouk Vannara, NGOF’s Deputy Executive Director, during the opening remark.
“It is very useful training, and we have learned a lot from this session. The part that I am interested the most is the technique to plan and design a practical advocacy work for our organization,” said Mr. Inn Kong Chhit, a provincial coordinator from LICADHO. “We have done this job before, yet this training has helped us understand the details and manage to set the effective and efficient plans for our upcoming work.”