I felt very excited when Oxfam’s Mekong Regional Water Governance Program invited me to attend the 21st annual International River Symposium (IRS) in Sydney, Australia. It was such a great platform for sharing, networking and learning innovative ideas about key aspects of the rivers and water management, especially meeting with potential donors such as Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Representing my organization, Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT), I contributed my experiences in a panel session, “Engagement, Inclusiveness, and […]
This publication aimed at revealing the voice of fishers in Tonlesap, Mekong, and Coastal regions who they highly depend on fisheries resources for livelihoods. The publication is financially funded by EU, Forumsyd, VSO, Oxfam and Cord. The main topics are concluded: (1) Women and conservation of the natural resources; (2) Fully participation of sub-national government bodies in fisheries resources management; (3) Better understanding and fully participation of communities in fisheries resources protection; and (4) Attitude change of commune councilors in fisheries […]
FACT is receiving financial support from the EU for implementing a three-year (January 2016 to December 2018) Action called “Strengthening Capacity of Fishers’ Network and NGO coalition towards fisheries resources sustainability and ownership in Mekong and Tonle Sap regions (SFiNNGO).” The SFiN-NGO specific objective is that “Grassroots Cambodian fishers and communities in Cambodia’s Mekong and Tonle Sap are well strengthened and empowered to protect and conserve fisheries resources in sustainable manner”. This evaluation was conducted four months after the mid-point […]
In October 2015, the EU commissioned an independent evaluation of the IUCN/FACT project strengthening community fisheries (CFi) in the Tonle Sap. The project, which runs from 2013 to 2016, intervenes in three pilot sites: Phlov Touk in Kampong Chhnang, Boeung Chhmar in Kampong Thom, and Kampong Phluk in Siem Reap Provinces. In each site, the project has helped establish a strictly protected fish conservation area (FCA) that is managed by the CFi committee.
Photo gallery in 2016 is representing number of activities, which had been done such project luanching, network connection, capacity building and training, policy dialogues, conservation effort and fisheries resources management, tree nursery and planting, study tour, livelihood development, awareness raising on fisheries resources and environment, mangrove restoration, and field monitoring. Download photo gallery in English
Topics: (1) Flooded forest is fish habitats in Porteay commune, Siem Reap province; (2) Buddishm involved in fisheries resources management in Chrey commune, Battambang province; (3) Understanding rights and participation led to effectively problem solving in Tnaot Chhum commune, Kampong Thom Province; (4) Regular patrolling led to increase fish catch in Phlov Touk commune, Kampong Chhnang province; (5) Ownership and responsibility of the Kampong Phluk community fisheries, Siem Reap province. Download case study in Khmer and English