Training on Team Building, PKH

In these few days, from August 01-04, 2019, Staffs of Ponlok Khmer (PKH) have been provided an opportunity to be trained on Team Building by a team from People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS).

With this training, PKH will have more knowledge on how to analyse their problems and find the effective solutions to deal with them. Also PKH will have more stronger solidarity and unity to develop themselves as well as to build unity to the local communities.

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Preah Vihear Civil Society Network Meets Ambassador of European Union

The purposes of the meeting are:

  • To learn the causes of the disputes and how local NGOs, authorities and local communities resolve the land dispute between the three villages of Pramé Commune and Heng Fu Company.
  • To learn about the process of communal land registration of the Indigenous People of Pramé Commune, and whether the communities satisfied or not.

The PCN (Preah Vihear Civil Society Network) addresses the land dispute and the resolution between Pramé Commune and Heng Fu which happened since 2012, and summarize the process of proposing the indigenous self-identification to Ministry of Rural Development and proposing to be recognized as legislator by Ministry of Interior, and lastly the communities request to register as the communal land in 2016.

Preah Vihear Civil Society Network Meets Ambassador of European Union
Preah Vihear Civil Society Network Meets Ambassador of European Union

PCN also mentions about the abuses of the Human Rights, Freedom and restriction made by local authority to the work of and NGOs and local communities. Furthermore, Preah Vihear Provincial Court accused two staffs of Ponlok Khmer of Conspiracy to illegal detention and accused nine members of the communities of illegal detention.

PCN requests the EU to intervene the Provincial Court to dismiss the accusation of the eleven people.

And Requests the EU to intervene the authorities to resolve the land dispute between the communities and the company before registering the communal land and propagate widely in order to make decision.

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PFCN: First Monitoring Report

Preah Rokar Forest spans 90,361 hectares across three districts: Tbeng Meanchey, Chaeb and Chaom Ksan in Preah Vihear province. It borders the Preah Vihear Forest of the northern plains. A total of 22 villages are found in the vicinity of Preah Rokar Forest and the approximately 20,000 villagers depend on the forest for their livelihoods. Kuy and non-Kuy indigenous people have established the Preahrokar Forest Community Network (PFCN), an informal group of volunteers aimed at protecting the forest. The Preah Rokar Forest was designated a Wildlife Sanctuary by sub-decree of the Royal Government of Cambodia on June 9, 2016. The Preah Rokar Wildlife Sanctuary connects two previously established protected areas, providing a vast, contiguous wildlife corridor totaling 687,161 hectares. Located in the heart of the Indo-Burmese Peninsula, it lies within a globally-recognized biodiversity hotspot boasting numerous IUCN threatened species.

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