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1 Vision: A strong and capable civil society, cooperating and responsive to Cambodia’s development challenges Host of the 2nd Global Assembly for CSO Development Effectiveness – Siem Reap June 2011 Regional Forum Revisiting CSO Governance and Accountability in South East Asia in the Context of Post-HLF4

2 Group 1

3 Key Challenges Level of understanding and capacity building Sustainable of self-regulation Regular learning and sharing information

4 Effective Strategies Sharing across regional experiences Vision could be ISO frameworks Define the region Consider virtual meeting not only face to face Creative a regional forum that creates a “ body of knowledge” Countries elect to be participate of regional working group Promote complementary harmony of the CSOs and governance program Develop principle guideline in the country

5 Effective Strategies Improve self-regulation to be wider recognized Capacity building CSO on accountability and code, self regulation Advocate and build relationship with government to ensure access to information, feedback, complaint-response mechanism Feedback and comment of issues and challenge

6 Practical Actions Develop regional common principle Participation from regional members Develop regional feedback system and response from all stakeholders Information sharing, Open space for CSOs Promote clear understanding to the public

7 Regional Platform

8 Panel Feedback

9 Group 2

10 Key Challenges -Recognition -Finance, Capacity building -Feedback community -CONCERN OF NGO LAW -Law can be use to suppress -NGO law could be challenges in CBO in Cambodia -Restriction of NGO or CSO activity (NGO law) -Producing result from strategy to practices -Law of common understanding about legitimacy -Using transperncy principle to decision making or to implement actions -NGO voice not valued understood (lack of understanding) -DIALOG BETWEEN NGO AND GOVERNMENT -Difference of common understanding of NGO law between gov’ & CSO -Capacity transfer -Inactive /no membership -NGO still have weak voice between govt’

11 Key Challenges NGO get the pressure from govt’ Donor set the agenda(or recognize d setting the agendas INGO & NGO accountability each together Legitimacy include the ability of NGO to fulfill its purpose for existence

12 1-Key Challenges in asserting legitimacy and right to participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and development plans -Donor driven Donor set the agenda(or recognize d setting the agenda INGO & NGO accountability each together NGO still have weak voice between govt’ Legal Inactive /no membership NGO get the pressure from govt’ -Capacity transfer -

13 Effective Strategies -Empower CSO to debits on legitimacy issues -Cambodian NGO indentify the ideal donor -NGO should be assisted on how to practice transparency -Experiment : Livelihood, know laded, good governance -Should NGO law can help CBO in Cambodia -CSO walk together in one voice to work with Govt’ to reach common understanding -Participation of corrupt private sector may unfair the effectiveness of help… -Process of evaluation following … -Strengthen NGO voice & Capacity -Civil society and accountability -Capacity building -Mechansm for evaluation of support (capacity development

14 Practical Actions

15 Other Comments -NGO activity should focus on how to integrate or at least to contribute to the economic development -In order to strong voice, CSO need to be accountable to what they do -Should NGO law can help CBO in Cambodia

16 Panel Feedback -How to involve the private sector in civil society movements: Private sector now included in global movement through the Busan document -Warning on this: private sector in Cambodia is incredibly corrupt and this might impede our efforts towards development effectiveness, transparency and accountability -CSO management needs to familiarize themselves with ethics, accountability, transparency and to disseminate these skills as well as practice them (bad NGOs will be rejected from the group) -

17 Group 3

18 Key Challenges CSO network still need to be improve Disabling environment for CSO because of LANGO and other restrictive legislation Shrinking of democratic space Limited Freedom of Expression Court not independent Media not independent The implementation of demonstration law is not enforced Lack of capacity of CSOs to engage in government dialogue Weak opposition

19 Effective Strategies More coordination within CSOs to understand common vision Analyse and provide comments on the draft law, attempts to engage in drafting of legislation Focus should be on raising awareness of the people on their rights Sharing information at the both national and sub-national Mobilization of people

20 Practical Actions More consultative engagement, recognize the view of others Continued mobilisation of the people NGO common vision should respect diversity, we don’t need to have common position Use media for sharing social issues Share and update information at both national and sub-national level Need to give citizens group the voice and listen to the people on the ground Strengthening CBOs and people to More analysis and involve people to give feedback on the law CSOs need to support the people behind the issues

21 Challenges Few donors care about accountability Busan document weak Lack of coordination in CSO, need common and strong voice Capacity of NGOs Some DPs partners don’t recognize CSO as partners but as recipient of AID Emerging donors Private sector in Cambodia is incredibly corrupt Shrinking of democratic space, eg. NGO Law

22 Strengths Self Regulation CSO national and global movement on development effectiveness Recognition of CSO in Busan Desire to work together nationally and regionally Inclusion of private sector actors toward development goals Right Based Approach

23 Needs/Action Steps Transparency and accountability by all – a true commitment – Self Regulation and Feedback mechanism Enabling environment Recognition of CSO as a development partners by all Collaboration,, sharing of information (regional learning/mechanism) Mobilization of people, Strengthen and empower grassroots community Involvement of private sector

24 Next Steps Working Group to look into the common concept note

25 Vision: A strong and capable civil society, cooperating and responsive to Cambodia’s development challenges Host of the 2nd Global Assembly for CSO Development Effectiveness – Siem Reap June 2011 Regional Forum Revisiting CSO Governance and Accountability in South East Asia in the Context of Post-HLF4


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