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Seminars on "The Issue of Migration and Human Trafficking" and "Livelihood Strategies of Indigenous People in an Environmental Protected Area"

by Mr. Neth Naro and Mr. Long Sarou
Cambodian Research Fellows

Date: 12th December 2008
Venue:
Conference Room 1, Level B4
Time: 03.00pm - 04.30pm

Abstract:

Presentation 1: Migration and Human Trafficking in Cambodia: Cambodian Human Trafficking Returnees from Vietnam & Thailand (by Neth Naro)

As a part of the effort to address human trafficking in Cambodia, the Government, NGOs and International Organisations have issued policies and conducted activities to assist the victims of human trafficking. A reintegration program is developed to provide job training and employment in order to ensure access for the victims to various options for income generation to achieve a better living condition, which in turn is expected to prevent the victims to be re-trafficked. The study seeks to examine whether the existing efforts made the government and NGOs are sufficient in helping the victims

 

Presentation 2: Livelihood Strategies amongst Indigenous People in the Central Cardamom Protected Forest, Cambodia (by Long Sarou)

At present, indigenous people in the Central Cardamoms Protected Forest (CCPF) are facing a problem of coping with their livelihoods strategies. The indigenous people in Thmor Doun Pov and Tatei Leu, communes of Thmor Bang district of Koh Kong province, like so many other small indigenous communities in Cambodia, have been suffering from a series of significant changes, particularly concerning their livelihood improvement. Their natural resource based livelihoods are being challenged by the chain effects of governmental policy, social, cultural, and ideological aspects.

The main objectives of the study is to determine and emphasise various interventions by and interactions among the government through its natural resource management policies, NGOs and external actors with regards to the livelihood of indigenous peoples, to examine indigenous people’s livelihood diversification as a coping strategy and adaptive strategy in the CCPF and To discuss the practical and operational consequences and constraints of sustainable livelihood approach within indigenous people in the CCPF; and analyse opportunities to enhance the rights of indigenous people to access natural resources in more sustainable way for their livelihood.

About the Speakers:

Neth Naro is a Cambodian Research Fellow at the Centre of Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies from July to December 2008. He is currently pursuing his Masters at the University of Cambodia, and is a research assistant for the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Cambodia. In 2007, he participated in a 6-month training program on Economic Development of CLMV countries at the Institute of Developing Economic Japan External Trade Organization in Japan.

Long Sarou is a Cambodian Research Fellow at the Centre of Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies from July to December 2008. He obtained his BA in Project Management from Cambodian Build Bright University and is currently near completion of his M.A in Development Studies at Royal University of Phnom Penh ((RUPP), Cambodia. He has been working closely and efficiently with Buddhist monks at the Association of Buddhists for the Environment (ABE) since 2005 in the development and implementation of many projects, including the establishment of the tree nurseries and home gardens, water harvesting and water resource management, community accountability and management training, and environmental education awareness projects.

Click here to view a write-up on Long Sarou's field workin Cambodia.


Posted on: 12/12/2008 3:00:00 PM  |  Topic: Other NTS Issues


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