Providing a Platform for Dialogue

Cambodia Land and Environment Action Network (CLEAN) and Access to Justice Committee for The Poor (AJC)

Cambodia Land and Environment Action Network (CLEAN) and Access to Justice Committee for The Poor (AJC)
Paper author: 
Oxfam
Paper publication date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Oxfam helped create a series of platforms for rural communities to engage with local government at both the provincial and commune levels. The Cambodia Land and Environment Action Network (CLEAN) is a provincial-level advocacy and policy forum for authorities, NGOs and community-based organizations.

Access to Justice Committees for the Poor (AJCs) operate at both commune and provincial level to resolve disputes over land and natural resource issues, and give affected and vulnerable populations a means of communicating with officials.

Local authorities now view these networks as vital, and they have become integral parts of land and natural resource management in the community.

Photo caption: "Since the AJC was set up, I can feel relaxed and confident in having disputes solved because I know who I should go to for help when problem arise," said Mr. Klaeng Lim, villager, Ta Ngoun village, Kratie province.