Cambodia

Forum Syd has worked in Cambodia since 1994 to promote human rights, democracy and sustainable development. Forum Syd’s Cambodia programme focus on the sustainable use of natural resources, democracy, gender equality and climate change.
Cambodia 2013
Activity in Cambodia, 2013. Photo: Mikael Drackner

Forum Syd Cambodia operates as a sub-granting administrator and cooperates with 15 local organisations and several community based organisations (CBOs) in the natural resource management sector across the country. We are funded by the Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh and the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MACF). The programmes aim at providing capacity building to local organisations and CBOs as well as community people so that they can exercise their rights and participate on their own terms in the protection and management of natural resources such as fish, forest and land.

The Mekong Delta is one of the most productive fisheries in the world, and home to a unique variety and quantity of fish and other species. Forum Syd and partner organisations have contributed to effectively organise small scale fishers in the Tonle Sap Lake and the Mekong area. This capacity building strengthened fishers and their networks to protect and manage sustainable and biodiverse natural resources, contributing to the effective implementation of fishery sector reform, as well as to poverty reduction and long-term sustainable development in Cambodia. Through our support we enable a stronger civil society in Cambodia.