Sweden supports Cambodia towards a circular economy

On 28 June, the Cambodian National Council for Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Environment launched the implementation of the National Strategic Plan and Action Plan for a circular economy with financial support from Sweden, Japan, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The strategy includes ...

Mette Larsen

Sweden supports Thai partnership for plastic reduction

With support from the Swedish government, the Solid Waste Management Association, Thailand (SWAT) is launching its Plastic Footprint Reduction Project to reduce ocean plastic pollution The project is under the framework of the United Nations Environment Programme’s SEA circular project and initiated by the Coordinating Body on the ...

Mette Larsen

Sweden pledges $2.5 mil to UNESCO for media development in Cambodia

The Swedish government and UNESCO yesterday signed an agreement on “Strengthening Media Development and Freedom of Expression” in Cambodia, with Sweden contributing around $2.5 million to UNESCO for the project. According to a joint statement released yesterday, the project is to be implemented in partnership with ...

Sen David

Transparency International Cambodia signed agreement with Action Aid Cambodia

Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) recently signed partnership agreements to continue its support for the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) and the Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC). TI Cambodia continues to work with CCAWDU to empower ...

Zazithorn Ruengchinda

Sweden cancels aid to Cambodia, shifting focus to civil society

The Swedish government announced today it will cease providing development assistance, starting from July 1, and will redirect its focus to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. According to a press release issued by the Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh, the decision was ...

Switzerland supports agriculture and forest college reform in Laos

The Swiss government has provided US$4.2 million for the third phase of the Support to the Reform of the Agriculture and Forestry Colleges project in Laos.​ The overall goal of SURAFCO is to strengthen the quality and practical teaching in all five Agriculture and Forestry ...

Mine clearance death probed

Authorities have launched an investigation into how one deminer was killed and another was seriously injured during an operation in Pailin province. Provincial police chief Brigadier General Chea Chandin said the explosion happened in a forested area at about 7am on Friday. Halo Trust deminer Loeung Reaksmey, ...

New community fisheries project to preserve Mekong's biodiversity

A new community fisheries project in the Mekong River was launched in Vientiane on August 28 with the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry agreeing to cooperate with the Worldwide Fund for Nature. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the DLF’s Deputy ...

EU, SIDA offer €33.1M grant for budget reform

The European Union and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency have agreed to provide a grant of €33.1 million to support the third phase of Cambodia’s Public Financial Management Reform Program, state news agency AKP announced on 24 June. Keep reading ...

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