Events - Foundation Office Cambodia
Waste Summit 2020
Waste is created in every country. In Cambodia, robust economic development coupled with a rapidly growing population mean the amount of waste generated in urban center, particularly Phnom Penh, is growing dramatically. The capital city generates around 4.09 million tons per year of solid waste, 55.3% of the total waste comes from household, followed by hotels/guesthouses (16.7%), restaurants (13.8%), markets (7.5%), shops (5.4%) and offices (1.4%). Could these wastes be turned into energy? Cambodia, apart from waste management issue, has also suffer from significant energy shortage. The country has among the highest electricity prices in the regions, especially in rural areas which could cost up to USD 1 per kWh. Given Cambodia’s alarming level of waste production and the rising concern over energy access, the process of turning waste to energy could be the future solution for the country.
4th Cambodian Editors' Forum
The long standing KAF-partner Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) hosts the 4th Cambodian editors’ forum from December 28-29 in Sihanoukville. The forum will deal with crucial issues in the media, including code of conduct and professionalism.
Workshop on Evaluation of Commune Committee to Prevent and Manage Human Rights violations
The workshop is part of capacity building for the committees in 4 communes in Angkor Thom District established by BFD. The committees roles are to help Commune Councils in managing conflicts of the villagers and take action in Human Rights issues.
Study and Information Program
Promotion of university students as interns in Commune Councils and Districts office in Battambang and Siemreap
University students that attended the five serial-workshop on D&D can apply for a six month internship at various local government offices including district and commune administration. This is aiming the students to experience the real work of D&D.
BFD-Workshop to Promote Social Ethics Through Community Radio
The workshop aims to provide necessary skills and knowledge on how to run a program in social ethics through radio broadcasting. Various pagodas involving with socially-engaged Buddhist activities of BFD purchase one hour from private radio station.
"Historical Experience in Rebuilding Democracy in Germany – the Role of Parliament”
Speech Given by KAF-President H.E. Prof. Vogel at the Senate
On December 12 H.E. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel addresses the Cambodian Senators at the Senate library. He speakes about Germany’s historical experiences in overcoming dictatorships during the 20th century and the role of parliament in the process.
Alumni Meeting of Former Cambodian KAF-Scholars
To initiate an exchange of experiences and to strengthen the ties to the KAF an alumni meeting of former Cambodian KAF-scholars is held at the KAF-office in Phnom Penh. H.E. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel, KAF-President opens the event.
Final Evaluation of Asia Urbs III Project
From December 11-21 the final evaluation of the Asia Urbs III Project will be carried out by Andrea Simon, a German evaluation expert from BBJ Consult. Asia Urbs III assists the reform of the provincial administration in Battambang and Siem Reap.
Seminar on Human Rights and the Respect of Law at the Local Level
Decentralization and Deconcentration Policy and the Representation of Communal Interests
The seminar highlights the effect of the Cambodian decentralization policy on the rule of law. Acting Head of State, H.E. Samdech Chea Sim, adresses the audience. The topic has been chosen to commemorate the international human rights day.
Citizen Advisors' Training on Victims' Participation at the ECCC
5th Group of CA Training – KID-Project ‘Victim and Witness Protection Standards for the ECCC and Beyond’
18 citizen advisors from Siem Reap province will be trained on victims’ participation at the ECCC on how to encourage victims' participation in the ECCC process. The course topics include lodging complainants and making statements as witnesses.
Serial Seminars to Promote Understanding of Decentralization and Deconcentration to University Students in Siem Reap
In collaboration with the Siem Reap Provincial Office the five serial-lectures of KAF-partner BFD aim to provide knowledge on the decentralization and deconcentration policy and practice of the Cambodian government to university students.