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The ACCESS 2 program has established three separate workstreams: Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Disability-Inclusion and Rehabilitation. On June 21, 2024, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) together with ACCESS 2 co-led and initiated the first GBV workstream meeting. This meeting included representatives from MoWA as well as the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs (PDoWA) from four provinces: Siem Reap, Ratanakiri, Kampong Cham and Kampong Speu. Additionally, representatives from the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation [...]

On 21 June 2024, the ACCESS 2 program held its first Steering Committee meeting. The members comprised of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Disability Action Council (DAC), the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the National Committee for Subnational Democratic Development Secretariate (NCDDS). Further representatives in attendance were the ACCESS 2 Strategic Implementing Partners (SIPs), chairs of Provincial Coordination Committees from four target provinces, DFAT & ACCESS 2 team [...]

The Provincial Coordination Committee (PCC) is a key governance mechanism applied by the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services—Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) program. Meeting every six months, the PCC strategically assesses program progress and risks, while ensuring key program activities are agreed and aligned with provincial priorities. (more…)

The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) program, held four separate Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) training workshops in Siem Reap, in late May 2024. Participants included 12 Strategic Implementing Partners (SIPs), Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) counterparts from MoWA, MoSVY, DAC and MoH, representatives of the Provincial authorities of Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu and Siem Reap, PDoWA, PoSVY, and PHD, and all ACCESS 2 staff. The GEDSI training workshops were designed to strengthen [...]

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, [...]

During April 2024, the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) program oraganised  trainings on safeguarding for national and subnational government counterparts, and ACCESS 2’s strategic implementing partners (SIPs) who are working in the disability or/and gender-based violence (GBV) sectors. The training to GBV partners was conducted on 19 April 2024, while disability partners received training on 25 April 2024. The purpose of this training is to assist partners to: develop a comprehensive understanding of the ACCESS 2 [...]

The Khmer New Year is known as Choul Chhnam Thmey. Every April, Cambodian people celebrate Khmer New Year. Khmer New Year is a good time for people to have Cambodian culture activities and have a gathering with beloved family. This year the ACCESS 2 team celebrates the Khmer New Year with an Office Blessing on Wednesday 10 April 2024, before everyone embarks on a journey to their hometown or any tourism sites with their family. To welcome Khmer New Year, the [...]