The Australian Embassy in Cambodia’s plans to hold a Forum and reception with ANCP NGOs and local partners on 6 May 2022 at the Raffles Hotel. The Forum will provide an opportunity to develop relationships, share information, and provide an update on Australia’s development cooperation program in Cambodia.
The conference will be presented in English, however, we have arranged for in-person and online translation to Khmer so you are most welcome to share the link below with additional staff and local implementing partners across Cambodia who can’t attend in person, including those who only speak Khmer.
Zoom Registration Link: https://asiafoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkfuyorjktG9QiFnyk1mo-wuaJUFQifKHf
The Australian Non-Government Cooperation Program (ANCP) is a unique global program that supports trusted Australian Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) through flexible annual grants. ANCP enables Australian NGOs to deliver locally-led development projects in over 50 countries.
In FY2021-22, ANCP provided AUD132.8 million globally to 57 accredited Australian NGOs to deliver around 400 projects in a range of sectors. ANCP NGOs contribute $1 for every $5 they receive from the ANCP, using funds raised from the Australian public. ANCP NGOs and their in-country partners have valuable skills, networks and reach, and the ANCP allows them to design and deliver projects to these strengths.
In Cambodia, this financial year (2021-22) ANCP has funded 25 Australian NGOs, supported by local partners, to deliver 55 projects in Phnom Penh and
22 provinces across Cambodia. The estimated total funding for FY 2021 – 22 is AUD 9.7 million, making Cambodia the 2nd largest country recipient of ANCP funding.
In Cambodia, ANCP focuses on a range of sectors and themes, including rural development, agriculture, microfinance, economic and business development, health, education, human rights, governance, women’s empowerment and child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene, and disaster risk reduction.
2022 Forum Proposal
The Australian Embassy in Cambodia plans to hold a Forum and reception with ANCP NGOs and local partners on 6 May 2022 at the Raffles Hotel. The Forum will provide an opportunity to develop relationships, share information, and provide an update on Australia’s development cooperation program in Cambodia.
The first ANCP Forum took place in 2017 with the theme of Effective Partnerships. The theme of this year’s forum will focus on how NGOs and civil society have adapted to COVID-19.
Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) Forum
6 May 2022
Raffles Hotel Le Royal , Phnom Penh
Afternoon Program (Cambodia time: GMT+7)
13:30 – 14:00
Tea and Coffee
14:00 – 14:30
Welcome remarks (10 to 15 minutes each)
· Australian Chargé D’Affaires Andreas Zurbrugg, Embassy of Australia
– announce 2021-22 funding AUD$9.7m
– acknowledge ANCP partners (general acknowledgement)
– reflect on opportunities for NGOs in 2022
· H.E CHENG Manith, Director General, General Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
14:30 – 14:40
Group Photo (online; in-person)
14:40 – 15:10
Updates from the Australian Embassy in Cambodia (5 to 10 minutes each)
· ANCP Evaluation and Australian Aid Program in Cambodia,
· Social media engagement and ANCP branding, Ms Solisou Preap, Communications Advisors
· Gender Equality, Dr Rosita Armytage and Ms Setha Chan,
15:10 – 15:25
15:25 – 16:55
Panel Discussion on Responding to COVID-19 – Challenges and Opportunities
Chair: The Asia Foundation, Country Representative, Ms Meloney Lindberg
· Fred Hollows Foundation (Cambodia), Mr Tokyo Bak, Country Manager
· Plan International (Cambodia), Ms Gwynneth Wong, Country Director
· ActionAid (Cambodia), Mr Hong Reaksmey, Country Director
5-10 minutes per panellist; Q&A
· Chargé D’Affaires Andreas Zurbrugg, Embassy of Australia
17:00 – 19:00