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1 FCM International Partnership Beaumont – Koh Thom Project Update

2 Agenda FCM - Information FCM International FCM MPED Program Information – Cambodia / Canada Information - Missions Next Steps Questions / Comments

3 Agenda FCM - Information FCM International FCM MPED Program Information – Cambodia / Canada Information - Missions Next Steps Questions / Comments

4 FCM - Information FCM – Federation of Canadian Municipalities National voice – municipal gov. – 1901 Policy and programs – Federal jurisdiction Over 2000 members – Canada’s largest cities – Small urban and rural communities – 21 provincial and territorial associations Board of Directors – Head office in Ottawa Annual FCM Conference

5 Agenda FCM - Information FCM International FCM MPED Program Information – Cambodia / Canada Information - Missions Next Steps Questions / Comments

6 FCM International Started over 25 years ago Facilitating engagement – Elected Officials – Municipal Staff International communities seek: – Expertise / Experience – Leadership – Management – Administration – Equitable delivery of services – Diversity management Cooperation mutually beneficial

7 Agenda FCM - Information FCM International FCM MPED Program Information – Cambodia / Canada Information - Missions Next Steps Questions / Comments

8 FCM - MPED Program Municipal Partners for Economic Development (MPED) Program Total Budget: $24.2 Million – $18.4 Million - CIDA – $5.8 Million – In-Kind Contribution (FCM & Partners) Support: Vietnam, Cambodia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Nicaragua and Bolivia Provide more effective: Local Economic Development (LED) Total duration of initial phase: 18 months Travel, accommodation and meals costs covered by FCM / CIDA

9 Agenda FCM - Information FCM International FCM MPED Program Information – Cambodia / Canada Information - Missions Next Steps Questions / Comments

10 Information – Cambodia / Canada Canada and Cambodia exports (in 2009) – Canada exported $7 Million to Cambodia – Cambodia exported $45M to Canada

11 Agenda FCM - Information FCM International FCM MPED Program Information – Cambodia / Canada Information - Missions Next Steps Questions / Comments

12 March 2011: Inception Mission – Partner Selection August 2011: 1 st Mission: Beaumont – Kohthom October 2011: Cambodia Mission to Canada October 2012: Official Approval of Project Plan Information - Missions

13 March 2011: Inception Mission Partner Selection Objectives: 1. Allow Canadians 1 st visit selected Districts/Municipalities, including 1 st meetings with counterparts(Districts/Municipalities/Provinces) 2. Complete the selection of process of Cambodian Sub National Administration partners 3. Introduce Canadian examples and new ideas on LED to NLC/S and its members / future collaboration

14 Koh Thom: Beaumont Kampong Cham / Takmao: Cilliwack Kong Meas: Newell

15 August 2011: 1 st Mission: Beaumont – Kohthom Assessment and Project Definition (Technical Assistance Mission): August/September 2011 Objectives: 1.Meeting with Kohthom Stakeholders 2.Collect Information 3.Capacity Building / Knowledge Sharing Workshops 4.LED Strategic Plan

16 Assessment and Project Definition (Technical Assistance Mission) Meetings with stakeholders – Government officials – Businesses / Agriculture – Community August 2011: 1 st Mission: Beaumont – Kohthom

17 Collected baseline information – people – 86% of District’s economy is agriculture 56% of crops are rice – Major employers in the District include: Garment factory Casino / hotel – Competitive electricity rate (imported from Vietnam) – 60% of population and 7 out of 11 communes are located in a disadvantaged area of the District (East side of the District) – District flooded 6 months \ dry for 6 months. Impact on agriculture. – Districts 1 st experience with International partners

18 Capacity Building / Knowledge Sharing Workshop August 2011: 1 st Mission: Beaumont – Kohthom

19 Draft of Local Economic Development Strategic Plan – Key Focus Areas Agricultural Productivity Business Information Exchange Business / Agricultural Financing – Approved: Working Group – Approved: Steering Committee August 2011: 1 st Mission: Beaumont – Kohthom September 2011

20 5 Year Plan Reviewed Annually – Administration – Elected Officials August 2011: 1 st Mission: Beaumont – Kohthom

21 October 2011: Cambodia Mission to Canada Lessons Learned – Study tours provide opportunities to see LED models – Site visit allowed interaction – 3 Canadian municipalities were involved (positive) – Share partnership information – Strengthened project connection

22 October 2012: Approval of Mission Plan / Next Steps Approvals from FCM / NLCS / Kohthom / Beaumont

23 Agenda FCM - Information FCM International FCM MPED Program Information – Cambodia / Canada Information - Missions Next Steps Questions / Comments

24 January – February 2013 – 2 nd Mission: Beaumont – Kohthom – (CURRENT MISSION) Objectives: Remind stakeholders objectives Demonstration Project / LED Strategic Plan Priorities Status meeting with Steering Committee Identify opportunities: environmental and gender considerations Continue to develop relationships Access needs and opportunities; Provide assistance, support, training and capacity building 3 key focus areas of LED Strategic Plan;

25 Next Steps General Objectives: (2013) Determine next steps / timelines / specific activities in 3 key focus areas: Agricultural Productivity Business Information Exchange Business / Agricultural Financing Update Kohthom LED Plan

26 Next Steps Town of Beaumont: Small budget to support community meetings Small budget to hire local consultants for research, advise, etc Provision for interpretation during missions and translation Determine possible next mission date

27 Thank You / aw kohn

28 Questions / Comments


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