Presentation on theme: "CSOs Engagement in National Policy Frameworks: CCCSP, Climate Financing and Information Sharing Mechanism Presented by: Cambodia team: SOU Socheath, CHEA."— Presentation transcript:
CSOs Engagement in National Policy Frameworks: CCCSP, Climate Financing and Information Sharing Mechanism Presented by: Cambodia team: SOU Socheath, CHEA Sarom & NOP Polin CCCSP = Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan
Background Lack of clear and effective mechanism in managing climate finance & climate information mechanism in Cambodia Community priorities for climate change adaptation has been overlooked, in the planning and policy development Potential of NGOs network participating in national policy/strategy dialogues
Goal CSOs and NGOs are well coordinated, cooperated and strengthened to influence climate change policy and practices at the national and international levels for the benefit of the poor and most vulnerable communities in Cambodia.
Approach Target: National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) under the coordination of the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (Trust Fund) and UN Climate Talks Allies: NGO Forum, CCCN, partners of Joint Climate Change Initiative (JCCI), Cambodia Center for Independent Media, and Nexus (C4D)
Activities Enhance capacity building and information sharing of the network members Research on climate finance and information (gaps, local needs and recommendations) Policy dialogs and consultations such as Farmer Forum and National Forum on Climate Change
Activities (Cont.) Media support of advocacy: train journalists to produce a radio news feature that covers the focused themes (CCCSP, climate finance and information mechanism) Engage with UN Climate Talks such as BKK talk and COPs (CSO joint statement and comment on government position toward the UN climate negotiations)
Results Increased knowledge of the network members on climate change issues Better coordination and information sharing among the network members
Results (Cont.) Increased cooperation and coordination with the relevant government institutions. Role and capacity of CSOs is recognized by the govt A joint climate change advocacy strategy of CSOs networks
Results (Cont.) CSO comments and recommendations have were incorporated into the national strategic plans/policy frameworks
Results (Cont.) Influencing climate change policy at both national and international levels to ensure that climate change policy are benefiting the poor and vulnerable communities
Lessons learnt and challenges The results can be measured by assessment, observation and external stakeholders Advocacy needs be based on evident Joint advocacy effort is not the priority work of the network members, so coordination is challenging Co-funding approach seems successful in doing advocacy esp. on research, publication.
Lessons learnt and challenges (Cont.) Different capacity and knowledge of the network members on climate change. A clear capacity development strategy is needed Climate change is too broad, so we need specific focus and priority for advocacy such as agriculture, water resource management, disaster risk reduction, climate finance mechanism, and REDD for rural populations
Thanks for your attention ! Funds: SIDA (65%) & Southern Voice (35%)