CAPFISH/FOSTER Gender Baseline Study of Community Fisheries Focusing on Women's Leadership, Western Tonle Sap Region

Paper publication date: 
Monday, June 27, 2022

The Fisher Folks Making Circular Economy Work For The Western Tonle Sap Lake (CAPFISH/FOSTER) project, facilitated through a consortium of 15 organizations led by Oxfam, is a three-and-a-half-year program funded by the European Union Delegation (EUD) which focuses on improving the resilience, productivity, and socio-economic conditions of fishing communities as well as the ecological sustainability of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve (TSBR) through community-centered interventions that improve access to safe water, sustainable sanitation, eco-waste management services, enhanced education opportunity and sustainable alternative livelihoods such as eco- tourism, solar energy and sustainable agriculture while reducing environmental pressures on the TSBR. The project’s target group consists of 14,317 members of CFis (45% women),19,587 children, 4,860 teachers and school support staff, 205 LAs from commune and district levels and 3 private sector actors from food value chains, renewable energy and ecotourism. The final beneficiaries will be 213,161 individuals from across the 3 provinces.

This baseline study, entitled the Capfish/Foster Gender Baseline Study of Community Fisheries Focusing on Women’s Leadership - Western Tonle Sap Region, is an integral part of this broader project.