CAT’s Monitoring Trip
16-18 March, 2004 Nikum Loeu, Tbong Khmom District, Kampong
Ms. Thida Khus, SILAKA’s Executive Director, went to monitor the
class activities of the Cambodian Advocacy Training Project (CAT) on
16-18 March, 2004. The class is the first class of CAT project,
funded by the Catholic Institute of International Relation which
supported the South-East Asia Committee for Advocacy, SEACA.
The training in Tbong Khmom District, Kampong Chham is the first
training for 25 community practitioners coming from 5 communities.
The training took place from 15-18 March and will cover the Media
and Communication and PRA. The training has been facilitated by of
Star Kampuchea (Ms. Nou Bunnary), from SILAKA (Mr. Chola Kus, Mr. Um
Phanna, and Mr. Heng Vannarith) and Urban Program for Women and
Development (Ms. Kou Sina). The training took place on the community
center of the Nikum Loeu community organization. The practice of
communication and research skills was implemented in Nikum Krom, of
the Tbong Khmom district. At the end of the class they made plan for
implementation in their local communities.
CAT is a project, administered by SILAKA, with the goal to localize
specific grassroots advocacy skills in Cambodian context. The
project aims at adapting the training curriculums on 3 subject
areas: Communication and Media, Participatory Research Action (PRA),
and Advocacy Skills. SEACA’s partners have trained a total of 12
staff from 10 Cambodian partners’ organizations on the 3 topics in
Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippine. The Cambodian participants have
adapted the curriculum to local needs and tested it with local
SEACA is a regional organization with partners in Cambodia, Burma,
Lester Timor, Philippine, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and
Vietnam. SEACA has been supported by CIIR in Great Britain. SEACA
aims at building national NGOs partners’ capacity on advocacy, with
the purpose to enable them to work on policies and measures to
reduce poverties in the 8 countries.
Participants and trainers will conduct field practice in 5
communities on research activities after the first training. The
second training will focus on advocacy strategy, followed by
advocacy activities selected by participants and the focus
communities. It will take place on April & May, 2004.
For more information on CAT program, please see the program
description. For information on SEACA, please log on: (http://www.seaca.net).