Forging Strong Partnerships

Capacity and Network Building

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Friday, March 10, 2017

One of the core aims of the project was to help individuals, NGOs and community-based organizations, and state authorities work together more effectively on governance of land and natural resources, and to give all stakeholders the tools to resolve disputes.

Through a series of training exercises, seminars and international exchange visits, Oxfam promoted partnerships between local authorities and community stakeholders that fostered a stronger sense of cooperation and accountability in dispute resolution.

In close partnership with five local NGOs, Oxfam supported information sharing and policy discussion across a network that empowered local citizens to advocate for sustainable natural resource and land governance. 

Photo caption: "This project has facilitated engagement between NGOs and communities, especially between the sub-national authorities adn NGOs," said Chea Thavrith, Deputy Governor, Stung Treng province.