Helping communities to prevent disasters in Cambodia
Cambodia is vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters because of a heavy reliance on natural and wild resources as well as low adaptive capacities of communities. There has been notable progress in reducing absolute poverty in Cambodia over the past 10 years. However, 56% of the population still lives within the ”vulnerable poor” category. One of the key challenges faced by these vulnerable populations is the lack of resilience to disasters, which pose the potential of pushing them back into poverty.
How do Eu Aid Volunteers help?
Our EU Aid Volunteers in Cambodia have these tasks:
- Promote DRR measures in Cambodia: technical – infrastructure construction suggestion; managerial – improvement of farm management (mulching, agroforestry systems, sowing calendar adjustments, drought-resistant crops, pest
anddiseases resistant crop varieties), improvement of water use (water harvesting, water retention) and afforestation; political – DRR advocacy
- Train Cambodian beneficiaries how to adjust natural and human systems to be responsive to current or expected climatic phenomena and their effects
LIFE WITH DIGNITY
LIFE WITH DIGNITY (LWD) is an autonomous Cambodian NGO localized from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)/Department for World Service’s Cambodia Program in Jan 2011. LWD, under the local leadership, continues working with all existing donors/partners and related government agencies to improve the livelihoods of the poor in rural Cambodia. LWD has a substantial experience working in community organization and empowerment at the local level, as well as
LWD has implemented their activities in more than 300 villages in the 45 communes, with the main focus on good government and building local leadership, livelihood improvement