Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2, Program Dissemination workshops

Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2, Program Dissemination workshops

The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) completed 3 separate program dissemination workshops with subnational authorities and Strategic Implementing Partners (SIPs). Workshops were held in Siem Reap, Kampong Cham and Kampong Speu provinces in May 2024.

The workshops provided valuable introductory information about the ACCESS 2 program to sub-national authorities and SIPs and other relevant stakeholders across the three target provinces. The workshops achieved their aim in presenting various SIP program interventions and expected outcomes, while also allowing for early formative relationship building between the sub national authorities, SIPs and other stakeholders.

Ms. Sophia Cason, Team Leader for ACCESS 2 program, during the workshop in Kampong Cham remarked that “We hope that through workshops such as this we can increase awareness and cooperation between sub-national authorities and Strategic Implementing Partners, as well as other relevant stakeholders.”

Ms Cason expressed gratitude to the provincial authorities for their support of relevant ACCESS 2 initiatives, and thanked the Provincial Disability Action Council (P-DAC), Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs (PDoWA), the Provincial Department of Social, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation (PoSVY), and the Provincial Department of Health (PHD), for their collaborative work with SIPs to improve the quality of services for survivors of gender-based violence and persons with disabilities across ACCESS 2 targeted provinces.

During the dissemination workshop in Kampong Cham, Her Excellency Pang Dany, Deputy Provincial Governor (Women’s Affairs), reaffirmed her support to all ACCESS 2 work towards an inclusive society, saying that “no one will be left behind,” and committed to continued cooperation and support of all key ACCESS 2 initiatives.

ACCESS 2 program has two End of Investment Outcomes: by 2028, select service providers deliver higher quality GBV and disability services to increasing number of people in the target provinces; and that by 2028, select national and sub national policy and planning processes respond to the priorities of survivors of GBV and people with disabilities.