Annual Review Workshop of Preparedness Partnership of Cambodia & Cambodia Humanitarian Forum
Effective coordination and partnerships among the humanitarian actors needs to be established and operationalized in most of the countries in global south. In order to address these issues, the government, local humanitarian organizations and the private sector came together to form the Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) for strengthening the capacity on preparedness for emergency response in Asia. This regional partnership was founded and scaled up based on the achievements by the “Cambodian Humanitarian Forum” (CHF) supported by USAID through ADPC since 2012. The APP strives to improve the interface and partnership between Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and Private Sector for enhancing capacities through partnerships, knowledge resources, training, and networking opportunities.
Currently, APP comprises of government, local humanitarian organizations and the private sector from 6 countries in Asia as mentioned
above where the program “Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Response in Asia” is being implemented by ADPC supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). With the background above, Cambodia is one of the APP implementing countries, it decided to form a Preparedness Partnership of Cambodia (PPC) in line with the APP vision, mission and objectives.
The Annual Review Workshop of CHF and PPC this year will be conducted on 14 June 2019 with estimated 88 participants from CHF steering
committee, CHF members, representatives from NCDM, PCDM, FASMEC, ADPC, HRF and JAG. The key focuses of the review workshop are key achievements 2018-2019 of CHF/NCDM/FASMEC, good practices, challenges, way forward, report of CHF support fund, election of new CHF steering committee chairman and members, next 3-year plan of PPC (2019-20122).
The mission of PPC is to enhance the partnership and collaboration among government, local humanitarian and civil society organizations, and the private sector to improve the preparedness for response and recovery for disasters at the national and sub-national levels. The objectives of PPC is to improve humanitarian leadership and coordination through systematic strengthening of local institutions in Cambodia; to improve humanitarian information management and knowledge sharing in the country; to ensure sustainability of the partnership by
commitment, ownership and investment by the stakeholders; and to support and coordinate with Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) to
enhance disaster preparedness for response and recovery in both national and regional levels.
Objectives of the workshop:
Identify PPC good practice, challenges and way forward of PPC; Present next 3-year (2019-2022) program of APP/PPC; Elect new chairman and members of CHF steering committee
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