Adding value to the Wetlands Alliance through cross-province learning
Written by Chea Seila and Kaitlin Almack Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:14
A study tour was organized to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience between communities within Stung Treng RAMSAR site and the community fisheries from Kratie province, Cambodia. The sharing of experiences between communities is a platform for increasing knowledge and strengthening networks amongst Wetlands Alliance partners. With support from The WorldFish Center and facilitated by Community Economic Development (CED), Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA) and Stung Treng Provincial Fishery Cantonment (FiAC) organized the study tour for 15 persons, including 3 women from Kratie province. The objective of the tour was to share experience about community saving schemes, community fisheries, small scale aquaculture ponds and deep pool co-management. This event started in December 19th to 21st, 2011, and the field visit was divided into 2 sessions, the morning at Kamphon village, Kamphon commune, Sesan district, and in the afternoon at Koh Khorndin village, Sangkat Samaki, Stung Treng town, Stung Treng Province.
Alliance Fieldtrip to Partner Projects in Myanmar
Written by Theo Ebbers and Christoffer Larsson Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:59
From 28th November to 3rd December, two teams of Alliance regional partners visited a range of projects in the Irrawaddy Delta and the Dry Zone of Myanmar, which focus on poverty reduction and strengthening rural livelihoods, environmental rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable management of natural resources.
The objective of these visits was to gain a better understanding of local level development challenges in two core regions of Myanmar and how these are addressed by Myanmar development organizations and NGOs.
Evaluation of the Wetlands Alliance by Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Written by Hans Guttman Friday, 11 November 2011 12:26
The Alliance started in January 2006 and it is high time to take a look at the achievements and results as well as identify directions for the years to come. During 2008 a so called 'soft review' was commissioned by the Alliance to provide some external assessment of the Alliance work so far, however it was agreed with Sida that a more independent evaluation was needed and to be undertaken in 2011. To this end the Alliance engaged the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to undertake an evaluation of the Alliance in October 2011.
PUR introduced to community in Kratie and Stung Treng
Written by Chea Seila Monday, 03 October 2011 15:30
Access to clean drinkable water is a challenge to many rural communities in Cambodia. Those that live along the Rivers, dams, flooded or natural disaster areas are vulnerable to diseases affected by water such as diarrhea, cholera and typhoid. One innovative way to address this problem is a small piece of technology called PUR that purifies water. This product has been introduced by the Trailblazer Foundation and supported by The WorldFish Center -Greater Mekong Region Office.
How Community Produced Media Can Help Local People Share and Learn more about the Changes to Village Life on the Mekong
Written by Eam Dyna Monday, 03 October 2011 14:50
Local partners of the Wetlands Alliance and their local communities in Northeast Cambodia, in Kratie and Stung Treng, have organized a community produced media (CPM) team, which is supported and backstopped by the WorldFish Center. The teams were established in 2010 and consist of Salaphoum researchers and local NGO partner staff. The teams believe that CPM can play a very important role in documenting experiences of local issues such as climate change to disseminate their stories to a wider audience. The CMP teams in Stung Treng and Kratie are coordinated by the Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA) and the Community Economic Development (CED) respectively, have been trained to produce their own films. However, they recently made a request to WorldFish Center for more support in the planning of participatory videos.
Further developments of Alliance engagement in Myanmar
Written by Hans Guttman Wednesday, 07 September 2011 11:47
On August 18, Hans Guttman, Coordinator of Wetlands Alliance, met with Dr Ohnmar Khaing, Coordinator of the Food Security Working Group in Yangon, Myanmar, to discuss how the Alliance can link up with its network. On the same day he was briefed on the Thadar Consortium, which consists of 5 NGOs working with the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), and explored opportunities for cooperation. This was followed by a visit to Myanmar NGO Network (MNN) and discussed with its Director, Ms Kyi Kyi Hlaing, the opportunities to link with MNN's livelihood working group for future work in Myanmar. He also had the opportunity to meet with Ms Karin Eberhardt who has extensive experience in Myanmar to learn more about the opportunities and constraints in the work in Myanmar.
- Alliance participation in “The Second Regional Forum for People and Forests” 2011
- FAO’s Bay of Bengal Large Ecosystem (BoBLME) Programme engages the Alliance partners for Thai-Myanmar transboundary cooperation
- Social Entrepreneurship Programme in Chennai
- AOP supports capacity building on local level fresh water and irrigation management
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