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Building Community Fisheries To Safeguard Fish Stocks, Life
In the rainy season, when the monsoons bring heavy rains, shrubs and small trees are submerged in the Sesan River. The Sesan runs from east to west from Vietnam’s central highlands across the northern Ratanakiri region of Cambodia, where it, flows into the great Mekong River. For the indigenous...
Protecting the forest before it’s too late
Phumi and her father traveled in the forest on a cart, tapping trees for resin used to make lacquer. He taught her the names of all the different types of trees.“I was very happy to see all the timber and wildlife in this forest back then, but now I am worried that the remaining trees and wild...
Launching of Social Protection, five-year program
Social protection for vulnerable groups and informal workers has become an important topic in 2015 Millennium Development Goals and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Oxfam today launches a five-year program called “Inclusive and Equitable Social Protection for Marginalized Workers in ASEAN...
New regulation on saving group
The technical working group on community saving will improve the registration procedure based on feedbacks from the workshop. MRD committed to send out the final draft of the new regulation to Council of Jurists for final review and edition before submitting to the Prime Minister’s cabinet...
Tackling the Issues of Youth in the Mekong
Whilst the natural resources in the Mekong are shrinking day by day, a group of young Mekong environmental activists from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam came together in a two-day regional reflection workshop in January organized by Oxfam’s Mekong Youth program to discuss the...
WHEN: Friday, 5 May 2017, 8:30 am–10:00 am, Annex Hall F205-206 The Asia and Pacific region has been the world’s model of rapid and sustained economic growth for more than two decades. However, its achievements have been accompanied by sharp rise in inequality, especially in its most...
Coldplay in Singapore, April 1st
So whilst we worked with fans in Singapore, our friends in Cambodia were also spreading the word of solidarity there. It just goes to show - it’s not just Coldplay fans that know how to share the LOVE...
Kem Soth
“The village chief asked my wife to tell him about the location where we were fishing illegally and said he will not arrest me…but that if she did not tell him, when he caught me he would send me to prison,” Soth says. The prospect of prison pushed Soth and Phun Lai into...
Sand dredging of sand mining comapnies, Koh Kong
"I would like to express my thankfulness to members of EIGF who have committed time, resources and commitment. It is crucial to see each stakeholder play their roles in contributing to good governance in extractive industries in Cambodia,” said H.E. Suy Sem, Minister of the Ministry of...

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