|This program focuses on strengthening a coalition and network of NGOs around Tonle Sap, Coastal, and Mekong provinces through promoting a collective working culture among NGOs.It will also help for advocacy to improve small fishers rights of access to and control over fishery resources through our NGOs coalition’s research finding,|
and supports the formation of the community fisher networks into the Assembly of the Cambodian Fishers. Furthermore, this program also monitors projects funded by ADB around Tonle Sap Lake (Monitoring Asian Development Bank projects around Tonle Sap Lake). Since 1998, the ADB has commenced its investment plan for Tonle Sap development including physical infrastructure construction. Local communities and NGOs are concerned about the potential negative impacts to the environment and their livelihoods from some ADB projects. Project NGO coalition Building: Strengthening a coalition and network of NGOs in fisheries and natural resources through promoting collective working culture among NGOs for advocacy to improve the rights of access of small fishers and supports the formulation of the fishers network into the Assembly of Cambodian Fishers. Project Tonle Sap Watch (Research): Monitoring Asian Development Bank Projects around Tonle Sap Lake This program monitors projects funded by ADB around Tonle Sap Lake. Since 1998, the ADB has commenced a major investment plan for the Tonle Sap Basin’s development under the banner “the Tonle Sap Initiative”. The scale of the ADB plans for the Tonle Sap Basin means that many communities and organizations will have to engage with the ADB. Local communities and NGOs are concerned about the potential negative impacts of some projects to the environment and their livelihoods by these ADB financed projects. The Objective of the Project Tonle Sap Watch (Research): Raising awareness among the public and local community living in the Tonle Sap Lake about the ADB projects in the Tonle Sap Lake through providing relevant information from ADB to community and NGOs, and from NGOs and communities to ADB. To liaise with international NGO campaign network on the ADB for monitoring the impacts of the ADB project on environment, fisheries and local communities in the Tonle Sap Lake.