Successful Experiences and Documentations from ADB-Funded Project Disseminated

Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Plan International Cambodia has shared successful experiences and lessons learned from 36-month intervention to mainstream climate resilience into development programme for learning and replicating purpose.

Financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and managed by Ministry of Environment and Plan International Cambodia, the project carried out by 20 civil society organisations from June 2016 to February 2018 benefited almost 57,000 Cambodians (about 52 percent are female and 34 percent children) in 17 provinces.

H.E. Sabo Ojano, Environment Secretary of State, chaired the dissemination session along with his counterparts Dr. Ancha Srinivasan, Principal Climate Change Specialist Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank, and Mr. Jan Jaap Kleinrensink, Country Director of Plan International Cambodia.

Over 100 participating delegates from implementing partners, government and community counterparts, development agencies, private sector and beyond for learning and replicating purpose attended the session taking place today here in Phnom Penh.

Awareness raising about climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to over 5,600 children, youths and their teachers, engagement of youths in provincial and national debates on the issues, and support for official CCA and DRR curriculum rollout of schools are among the project's key achievements.

Through consultative processes with communities and concerned authorities, it also produced one policy brief on the role of children in CCA in Cambodia, established 20 school vegetable gardens, and improved water supply and sanitation systems in 26 schools � grassroots community climate resilience mechanisms.

From the project, according to Environment Secretary of State H.E. Sabo Ojano, a number of participatory knowledge products have also been developed as guiding and reference documents.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press