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New York, 10 September 2013
Phnom Penh – The need to improve education quality and develop a skilled work force is the focus of the Cambodia Human Development Report (CHDR) which is planned for release in mid-2014. The report will be titled as “Investing in Human Development on the Road to Inclusive Growth.” Work on it is now underway following a consultation meeting that UNDP held with representatives of the government ministries and development partners on 8 August 2013.
Representatives of the Royal Government of Cambodia and UNDP have met recently to discuss a human capital study titled “Higher Education and Skills Framework for Industrial Transition.” The purpose was to collect feedback from the government counterparts and technical experts on the preliminary findings and key ideas of the study.
UNDP has provided support for Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management to organize training on the management of data on disaster loss and damage caused by natural disaster. Thirty-five people from various government institutions, UN agencies, development partners and non-governmental organizations took part in the workshop on 4-6 June.
Phnom Penh – A trilateral agriculture project worth US$400,000 provided by China has been unveiled to assist Cambodia in boosting its cassava production for export. Senior officials from Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and UNDP in Cambodia signed an agreement at a launching ceremony on Tuesday, 21 May, formally kick-starting implementation of the China-Cambodia-UNDP Trilateral Cooperation Cassava Project – Phase II.
Phnom Penh –Sweden has provided new grant to support United Nations Development Programme in carrying out projects aimed at improving livelihoods of Cambodian people in rural communities most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.
Phnom Penh – In connection to the visit by Ms. Anna Lindstedt, the Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change, the Swedish embassy held, on 24 April, a discussion on gender-related issues in the context of climate change. The objective was to highlight the need for greater effort by policy makers and practitioners alike in integrating gender into strategies to respond to climate change.
Phnom Penh- Ms. Claire Van der Vaeren of Belgium has taken up her position as the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and Resident Representative of United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh– The Cambodian government says it is forging ahead with the drafting of a crucial policy paper designed to regulate and manage the country’s petroleum sector in the future. The Cambodian National Petroleum Authority (CNPA), on January 11, held a one-day meeting with representatives of relevant ministries, non-governmental organizations and United Nations Development Programme to obtain comments on possible improvement to the draft National Petroleum Policy Framework.
Phnom Penh– In cooperation with the Ministry of Planning, the United Nations Development Programme has recently held a session with representatives of development partners and non-governmental groups to discuss the use of new local development tools. These tools include scorecard on Cambodia Millennium Development Goals and sectoral scorecards on economic, social, environmental and admin security aspects of local development.
Phnom Penh – Sweden has lent its support for the youth civic engagement campaign in Cambodia by providing 7 million Krona (US$1.1 million) to the UNDP-implemented project known as Loy9. “Loy9 is an innovative way to engage young Cambodians to participate in public life and to strengthen understanding of the democratic process in this country. We are very happy to be associated with this initiative,” Swedish Ambassador Anne Höglund said.
Phnom Penh, 7 March 2013 – The Swedish Embassy to Cambodia signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide funding of SEK 7 million to support the multimedia youth project Loy 9. H.E. Anne Höglund, Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia, and Ms. Setsuko Yamazaki, UNDP Cambodia Country Director, inked the grant agreement yesterday. The funds will be used to run the Loy9 campaign completing the just-launched series 2, production work for a third series and undertaking a survey of young Cambodians that will explore their knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) around civic engagement, with an emphasis on the media landscape.
Phnom Penh - A new series of popular youth TV show, Loy9, begins 7 March. The show, aimed at people between the ages of 15 and 24, but designed for the whole family to enjoy, returns on MyTV on Thursday at 6.30pm.
Siem Reap – When Siem Reap provincial town hosted a job fair in January, the dominant messages were: the province has a lot of potentials to reap benefit from tourism growth and reduce poverty level by improving quality of skills, education and access to accurate labour market information.