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The Learning Platform aims to be a free one-stop-shop knowledge-sharing portal, aggregating best practices and lessons learned by the cluster members of the Civil Society Support (CSS) project. The portal will disseminate data and information for the wider CSO community and other interested stakeholders through its interactive and user-friendly content - available in both Khmer and English – made publicly accessible and free of charge. The contents of the Learning Platform are classified based on the theme, including Education, Digital Social Innovation, Environmental and NRM, Gender and Social Inclusion, Indigenous Peoples, Journalism, Civil Society, Legal Resources, and Training Materials, which the cluster members implement.

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The Learning Platform was developed by Open Development Cambodia (ODC), under financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)​ in Cambodia through FHI 360 in partnership with the International Center Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) for the Civil Society Support (CSS) Project.

To ensure the long-term run of the Learning Platform and the sustainability of knowledge resource sharing, all the cluster members are encouraged to take ownership of the platform by having individual login access to upload the content. ODC will also provide additional capacity-building-related digital skills and tutorials for posting the content to the cluster members. Open Development Cambodia will maintain the overall technical functioning of the website.

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Empowering women’s rights in land ownership and natural resource management: Insights from a knowledge-sharing event

On 11 March 2024, Open Development Cambodia Organization (ODC) in collaboration with Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Family Health International – Civil Society Support Activity (FHI360-CSS), Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN), and Landesa hosted an important discussion on “Women’s rights in land ownership and natural resource management (NRM)” at the Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS) Office in Phnom Penh with 22 enthusiastic participants (15 females) from various organizations. “Why was this event so significant?” It aimed to foster an inclusive dialogue about gender equality and women\'s participation in Cambodian land and natural resource governance. Just a month earlier, on 01 February 2024, ODC received an important letter from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction (MLMUPC) regarding the draft land law. This encouraged a series of dialogues with various stakeholders to review the draft and gather inputs. The goal of this discussion was not to gather inputs for the draft land law, but rather to share experiences and knowledge about women\'s challenges in land and natural resource management. ODC opened the event with a keynote speech emphasizing the commitment to gender equality in land ownership and NRM. ODC thanked all participants and highlighted the importance of open dialogue. The goal was to foster an environment in which everyone felt encouraged to freely share their ideas, resulting in a comprehensive post-discussion report. The discussions explored Cambodia\'s legal landscape regarding women\'s land rights. The Cambodian Constitution, particularly Articles 31 and 45, expressly guarantees women\'s rights and prohibits discrimination against them. Cambodia\'s commitment to international human rights instruments, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), strengthens these rights. Global frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and regional initiatives such as the ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Strategic Framework both promote gender equality in land rights. The participants\' insights served as the event\'s core. One participant pointed out that the current legal framework does not explicitly reflect the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly in terms of inheritance and property rights from same-sex partners. This gap highlighted the importance of comprehensive legal reforms that recognize different family structures and ensure equitable property rights. Another significant issue raised was the effective implementation of international treaties and agreements in Cambodia\'s complex legal environment. Despite having approved numerous human rights treaties, effective enforcement remains a challenge. Participants emphasized the importance of incorporating these international provisions into applicable national laws to effectively address gender and land rights issues. Practical challenges for women in land ownership and NRM were also highlighted based on the participants’ experiences working with the communities, particularly women. One of the examples of indigenous women is that when they promote their rights, they frequently face obstruction from male community members. This highlights the need for targeted support mechanisms and capacity-building initiatives to empower women leaders in their communities. Other participants described that women\'s desire for land ownership is frequently motivated by their roles as primary carers and their responsibility for household prosperity. However, cultural norms and traditional roles continue to be significant barriers to women\'s active involvement in land governance. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms were identified as a useful tool for resolving land conflicts. ADR provides a non-adversarial and cost-effective approach to dispute resolution, which is especially beneficial to marginalized communities. However, women\'s representation in these mechanisms remains low, highlighting the need for more inclusive practices. The knowledge-sharing event on women\'s rights to land ownership and NRM demonstrated the power of collective commitment and collaboration. It brought diverse voices together to address complex issues, laying the groundwork for future efforts to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all Cambodians, particularly women. As we move forward, we must continue to foster inclusive dialogue, promote comprehensive legal reforms, and implement targeted capacity-building initiatives. By doing so, Cambodia can take significant steps towards recognizing, respecting, and protecting women\'s rights in land ownership and natural resource management.

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Sixth Science Talk on the Drought Situation in Cambodia

CamboJA, in collaboration with the Open Development Cambodia Organization (ODC), organized the 6th Science Talk on the Drought Situation in Cambodia on 30 January 2024. The event was attended by 35 participants (19 women), including representatives of civil society organizations, university students, and journalists. Thank Mr. Hour Ix, Reginal Drought Management Expert of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), for sharing his experience, knowledge, and expertise on this topic. This activity is funded by USAID through FHI360, under the Civil Society Support (CSS) project, and co-implemented by CamboJA and the Open Development Cambodia Organization (ODC).

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) partner meeting with the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment

On 20 October 2023, the ODC team traveled to Utrecht City, the Netherlands, to engage in a crucial meeting with Dr. Arend Kolhoff, Technical Secretary of International Cooperation at the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment. ODC has been collaborating closely with the commission on providing inputs to the draft general guidelines for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and SEA for sand mining along the Mekong and Bassac Rivers in Cambodia. The primary objective of this meeting was to critically update the progress and challenges that have emerged within the area of SEA in recent times. The discussion focused on the ongoing work regarding SEA within the Cambodian context. The National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) of the Ministry of Environment of the Kingdom of Cambodia established the National Training Team on Strategic Environmental Assessment (NTTSEA) on 20 December 2022. The team is responsible for arranging and preparing training materials, disseminating SEA knowledge at national and sub-national levels, and raising awareness through a range of meetings, training sessions, and workshops. In addition to their educational activities, NTTSEA has mobilized resources and forged partnerships with NGOs and other stakeholders, in a determined effort to foster a comprehensive training program on SEA. Stay tuned for more updates on this journey towards sustainable development!

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Tech Salon #17: How to prompt ChatGPT for administrative efficiency

Tech Salon will discuss \"Utilizing ChatGPT for Administrative Efficiency, Comprehensive Summary Reports, and Social Media Data Analysis in Civil Society Organizations.\" The monthly Tech Salon invites speakers from civil society organizations and experts to share experiences related to the use of institutional technology to learn from each other and enhance the use of ICT for social work. Pre-registration: https://forms.gle/gUBe4B6dzsWnP9x37

Partner2Connect National Roundtable Cambodia

  • July 8-9, 2024
  • Full Day Event
  • ​SUN and Moon, Riverside ​Hotel​, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Partner2Connect (P2C) National Roundtable for Cambodia will take place from 8-9 July 2024 in Phnom Penh. This in-country meeting will provide a unique opportunity for all relevant stakeholders on both global and national levels to come together to understand Cambodia\'s needs and determine the best responses to its digital transformation. This includes mobilization of new P2C pledges and leveraging dialogue with key stakeholders. The objectives of the roundtable are as follows: Develop a deeper understanding of Cambodia\'s digital landscape, digital transformation initiatives, relevant policies and strategies, existing opportunities, and development gaps. Bring together key stakeholders involved in Cambodia\'s digital transformation, including government, P2C pledging organizations, donors, UN and international organizations, private sector, civil society, and academia, to discuss and align on Cambodia\'s priority areas for development and targets. Mobilize additional P2C pledges to address Cambodia\'s gaps and priorities and facilitate sustainable partnerships. For more information, please click this link.

Call for application: ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp

  • August 26-31, 2024
  • Full Day Event
  • Xiamen and Quanzhou, China
  • July 10, 2024

ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp is a collaborative programme between the ASEAN Foundation and the People’s Republic of China to ASEAN through the ASEAN-China Cooperation Fund. It aims to promote the significance and understanding of ASEAN-China relations. During the implementation, ASEAN Foundation will work with Xiamen University as the appointed local organiser. HOW TO APPLY Submit your application through https://bit.ly/ASEANChina_YECFrom_ASEAN (for ASEAN Students) and https://bit.ly/ASEANChina_YECForm_China (for China students) by 10 July 2024. Incomplete completion of the form will not be further processed for shortlisting. Don’t let go of this once-in-a-life time opportunity of becoming a cadre of future young leaders! For inquiries, please contact ACYC@aseanfoundation.org

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