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USAID, gov’t to release report on Prey Lang

The Ministry of Environment and the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Greening Prey Lang Project are planning to release a report on the Prey Lang Extended Landscape. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-govt-release-report-prey-lang

US training for rangers postponed

The Ministry of Environment said a standardised training programme for Cambodian rangers in collaboration with the US Department of State, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Forest Service (USFS) has been postponed amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-training-rangers-postponed

$2 million grant to aid Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution

The USAID and the Swedish Embassy today donated more than $2 million to the Arbitration Council Foundation to further enhance the Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution services. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696018/2-million-grant-to-aid-kingdoms-labour-relations-and-dispute-resolution

$1M for women in politics project

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided more than $1 million to a Collective Action to Support Women’s Rights (CASWR) project to promote the leadership and engagement of women in politics. The CASWR initiative is a 32-month project designed to advance meaningful representation ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/1m-women-politics-project

Project to connect buyers to local produce suppliers

USAID Cambodia officially launched its Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II project yesterday, a five-year initiative that aims to promote commercial horticulture in four Cambodian provinces and help smallholder farmers gain access to markets, reducing the country’s high dependence on imported fruits and vegetables. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/project-connect-buyers-local-produce-suppliers

Job site seeks to curb dangerous migration

The NGO Open Institute has launched a new online service that aims to help Cambodian unskilled labourers find jobs within the country as part of an effort to discourage worker migration in hopes of reducing human trafficking. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/job-site-seeks-curb-dangerous-migration

Activists tell US to step up forest protection efforts

Conservationist Marcus Hardtke yesterday blasted USAID and Winrock for “four years of mismanagement” as the Forest Monitoring Working Group put out a call for “urgent action” from the American bodies. “They’re not addressing the core problem,” Hardtke said, adding that the two groups were ignoring the ...

Andrew Nachemson and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-tell-us-step-forest-protection-efforts

USAID to consult public before next round of Prey Lang funding

The next round of USAID funding for protection of the Prey Lang forest will be preceded by a consultation process that environmentalists and experts studying the area are calling crucial. ...

Cristina Maza and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-consult-public-next-round-prey-lang-funding

In bid to increase helmet use, campaign focuses on fines

With a new traffic law set to come into force next year, officials and NGOs Thursday announced an aggressive campaign to tell people that failing to wear a helmet while riding a motorbike will threaten their lives and their wallets. ...

Meghan Tribe and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/in-bid-to-increase-helmet-use-campaign-focuses-on-fines-98073/

Mekong region gets satellite-data boost

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, USAID and a range of participating organizations have launched a five-year initiative they hope will transform the way in which the government, organizations, universities and citizens use data for research and decision-making. ...

James Reddick
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15260/mekong-region-gets-satellite-data-boost/

Labor rights council gets funding boost in Cambodia

A new three-year, U.S.-funded project to promote labor rights was launched Thursday afternoon at Cambodia’s independent labor dispute resolution body in Phnom Penh. ...

Erol Ersoy
http://news.videonews.us/labor-rights-council-gets-funding-boost-in-cambodia-0629777.html

Obama leaves with words of encouragement for girls

Following First Lady Michelle Obama’s three-day visit to Cambodia to promote her “Let Girl Learn” initiative, Cambodian officials say they hope for positive changes in girls’ education. Cambodia has nearly 1.5 million female students studying at primary and high schools, he said. But only 42 ...

Neou Vannarin
http://bit.ly/1G1Ukem

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs. Dubbed “Keep Families Together”, the initiative, backed by USAID, UNICEF and Friends International, will urge parents to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-curb-orphanages

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs. Dubbed “Keep Families Together”, the initiative, backed by USAID, UNICEF and Friends International, will urge parents to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-curb-orphanages

Climate change costs growing

The economic impact of climate change in Cambodia could be highly damaging to rural areas and worker productivity, according to a report from American development agency USAID, which applied climate projections for 2050 to today’s Mekong Basin economies. ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/climate-change-costs-growing

Climate courses to be on offer

Cambodia is launching its first university-level climate change curriculum, according to USAID, which is supporting the pilot program.​ ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/climate-courses-be-offer

Seasoned tycoon reprimands new land concession holders

Mong Reththy, one of Cambodia’s most prominent tycoons, complained Tuesday that recent recipients of expansive land concessions from the government have less of a social conscience than entrepreneurs granted land in the 1990s. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference hosted by USAID and the NGO ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/seasoned-tycoon-reprimands-new-land-concession-holders-73098/

Facing cuts, gov’t pressured to take lead in fight against AIDS

Two of the major donors who have supported Cambodia’s highly successful fight against HIV/AIDS are set to make significant cuts to their funding, putting pressure on the government to increase its own spending, officials and experts said. Both the Global Fund, which has contributed more than ...

Paula Brito
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/facing-cuts-govt-pressured-to-take-lead-in-fight-against-aids-72788/

USAID to provide skills training ahead of ASEAN integration

USAID has announced a regional project to train hundreds of instructors and students to be more competitive for Asean integration at the end of next year. Many young Cambodians say they fear the impending competition from an EU-like economic integration that would free up goods and ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/usaid-to-provide-skills-training-ahead-of-asean-int/2527791.html

Asia-Pacific officials discuss climate change in Cambodia

More than 100 officials from some 20 economies in Asia and the Pacific are meeting with donor institution representatives in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province in a bid to strengthen public financial management systems for climate change adaptation projects, said a news statement on Monday. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140915/asia-pacific-officials-discuss-climate-change-cambodia

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