About Civil Society Alliance Forum

The CSAF Is an institution established under the sub-decree No. 128 of the Royal Government of June 26, 2016 to support the development of the country through civil society in accordance with Cambodia’s national development policy.

The organization aims to promote cooperation between NGOs, community associations and unions with the government coordinate their work with the local authority to encourage and promote increased collaboration and sharing of experiences between all institutions in the fields of civil society in order to achieve the rapid development of sustainable Mechanical and sustainability.

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Development Projects

The Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project (CBTCR)

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has obtained a Grant from the Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific (JFPR), administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund the Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project implemented by the Civil Society Alliance Forum (CSAF) for an amount of US$3 million to fund the project. The Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project will promote tourism development in (i) Techo Thamacheat village in Choam Khsant district, Preah Vihear province, and (ii) Prek Taphor village in Angkor Borei district, Takeo province. The two villages are located in waterfront areas and are close to significant heritage sites of the Sacred Site of the Temple of Preah Vihear and Phnom Da temple.

Cambodia-China Friendship Village Project for Poverty Alleviation

Project OverviewsCambodia-China Friendship Village Project for Poverty Alleviation is a joint project between Civil Society Alliance Forum (CSAF) and the China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD), which showcases efforts to strengthen cooperation in the field of civil society between Cambodia and China on promoting people-to-people connections and mutual understanding.With the support of CFPD, this development project aims to strengthen closer cooperation between civil society organizations of the two countries, as well as to develop a model project reducing poverty in the target village. This project is implemented in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aimed at eradicating poverty by 2030, and in particular in line with  “Rectangular Strategy” for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency Phase IV building the Foundation Towards Realizing the Cambodia Vision 2050.Tanorn village located in Doung commune, Bati district, Takeo province was selected as a model village for the implementation of the three-year project (2019-2022). In order to eradicate poverty and improve the livelihood of people, it is necessary to understand the development challenges in this target village. Therefore, the challenges and actual needs are identified through public forums and village surveys conducted by CSAF. As results, the project implementation strategy will focus on three main areas for the development of Tanon village including: 1- Infrastructure development, 2-Social protection, sanitation and environmental promotion, and 3- Economic development and income generation. The main activities of the project will focus on infrastructure development, education promotion and water supply, population health protection, agricultural development such as animal husbandry and rehabilitation, traditional handicrafts, vocational training and so forth.After successful implementation of this project, Tanorn village is expected to gain a better socio-economic status, with the development of infrastructure, education and health care that help improve people\'s lives, better health and hygiene and more stable and higher incomes. The success of Tanorn Model Village project will provide guidelines for other development cooperation projects between Cambodian and Chinese civil societies in order to eradicate poverty and to strengthen international cooperation.

Panda Package Project

Project OverviewsIn response to the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), Chinese non-governmental organizations have been actively engaged in social developments in countries along the Belt and Road under the framework of the \"Silk Road Community Building Initiative\". With the importance of children\'s education, there is a growing need for educational initiatives to provide the right motivation for young children. As the number of young children with diverse backgrounds enrolled in primary school is constantly increasing, measures that could effectively respond to these changes in the educational environment are also in urgent need.the Panda Package Project implemented in the Kingdom of Cambodia between CSAF and CFRD in order to improve the education quality of Cambodian children.China Foundation for Rural Development (CFRD)​ started collaboration with CSAF in 2018 in order to provide study materials to students throughout Cambodia including pens, pencils, markers, erasers, pens, rulers, and many more.​ Over the past five years, more than 180,000 packages of study materials donated by CFRD have been distributed to students across Cambodia through CSAF.​ Meanwhile 30,056 panda packages had been distributed in 2023 to 112 Schools with students studying in Phnom Penh, Takeo, Kampong Speu, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom Provinces.This project also plays important roles in other 3 additional testimonies:Participation in promoting the quantity and quality of education for Cambodian studentsParticipation in strengthening and expanding the traditional relations between two countries and between Cambodian-Chinese peopleParticipation in celebrating the 65th anniversary of Cambodia-China DiplomaticRelations.

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H.E. Kemreth Viseth “Child wellbeing is the greatest asset for society”

Bati District:  The Working Group of Planning and Project Department under permission from H.E. Kemreth Viseth, Chairman of CSAF Board Directors, facilitated with Ms. Hean Chanthou, who lives in Bati District, to be able to prepare for her 11-year-old daughter named Lay Oun Nea to receive free Atrial Septal Defect ​(ASD) surgery and treatment at Fuwai Heart Hospital, Yunnan Province, China.Happily speaking, Ms. Hean Chanthou said that more than ever, Cambodian people live in the Techo Era and under the wise leadership of Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia has provided such great take cares to the well-being of Cambodian people.Furthermore, she also expressed her gratitude to H.E. Kemreth Viseth, Chairman of CSAF Board Directors, who provided supports to facilitate a group of Chinese doctors to examine and treat all children with cardiovascular disease in Bati district. Her daughter who has Atrial Septal Defect ​(ASD) received full supports for her surgery and treatment in China from H.E. Chairman including Cambodian passport application, traveling fees, meals, visas, airfare and out-of-pocket expenses for her and her daughter.On behalf of H.E. Chairman, Mr. Kem Chanthou who visited Lay Oun Nea\'s home, expressed his appreciation to the local authorities and civil society for their cooperation during the Chinese medical team\'s visit and in time of sending Lay Oun Nea to China for surgery and treatment through the coordination of CSAF. He also encouraged civil society organizations to collaborate with CSAF to serve more benefits to local people and contribute to the Royal Government of Cambodia to respond to real needs of Cambodian people.

Field Visit to inspect the quality and process of a multi-purpose building

Tanorn Village: On 13 February 2024, the working group of Department of Planning and Project under permission of H.E. Kemreth Viseth, chairman of CSAF Board Director conducted an inspection on the quality and the process of a multi-purpose building as a part of China-Cambodia Friendship Village Project for Poverty Alleviation Phase II located in Tanorn Village, Doung Commune, Bati District, Takeo Province. Until now, this building has been constructed 23%.It is worth to note that this multi-purpose building started construction on February 1, 2024 and it is scheduled to be completed on May 31, 2024. The building has two floors, 12 m length and 4 m 50 cm width surrounded by a metal fence.This building will be used as:1). A Vipassana Meditation and Dharma Center for Buddhists2). A Meeting Hall for Village Development Works and other events in the village3). A recreation Center for general people4). A lounge for national and international guests as well as a meeting room5). A museum sharing all achievements of the village

Internal Meeting on CSAF  5-Year Strategic Plan (2024-2028)

In the morning of Tuesday 30 January 30 2024, five-year Strategic Plan meeting 2024-2028 was held under the chairmanship of H.E Kemreth Viseth, Chairman of CSAF Board Directors with the participation and discussion of Standing Vice-chairman of Board Directors, His Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary Generals and the representatives of the four departments of CSAF.Speaking in the meeting, His Excellency Chairman highlighted the importance of the five-year Strategic Plan 2024-2028 as a blueprint for guiding CSAF vision, mission and goals to be implemented in the next five years in accordance with the \"Pentagon Strategy-Phase I» of the Royal Government of Cambodia of the 7th legislature of the National Assembly, other relevant development frameworks, especially in accordance with the sub-decree on the Organization and Functioning of Civil Society Alliance Forum.

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