BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INTEGRATING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN FISHERIES SECTOR IN CAMBODIA

aquaculture rPURPOSE OF PROJECT: Building capacity for integrating climate change adaptation in fisheries sector in Cambodia project focuses on three areas:

  1. Raise general awareness of cause and effect of climate change impacts on aquatic ecosystems and fisheries department communities, of the need for response at national/sub-national and community level;
  2. Build institutional capacity of fisheries authorities, local resource managers, and development practitioners to respond through integrating climate change into policies, plans and guidelines;
  3. Demonstrate appropriate responses in fisheries sector.

DURATION

15 months

TOTAL BUDGET

400,000UDS

CCCA-TF CONTRIBUTION

$300,000.00

CO-FINANCING

$100,000.00

PROJECT DELIVERY

N/A

PROJECT STATUS

New project

LEVEL OF INTERVENTION

Three levels: national, provincial and community.

PROJECT PARTNERS

The WorldFish Center

PROJECT LOCATION

2-3 target sites to be identified through activity 1.1, representative of the two main fisheries regions in Cambodia: Tonle Sap Great Lake and Mekong River.

CCCA PROGRAMME

Result 5

CONTACT

Fisheries Administration, MAFF

Dr. KAO Sochivi, Project Coordinator 

#186, Norodom Blvd, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA                        

Tel: (855-12) 202 805

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Website: www.twgf.org

KEY RESULTS
The key results of the project are focused on improved awareness and capacity of the target beneficiaries regarding climate change impacts on aquatic ecosystems and fisheries-dependent communities and for appropriate adaptation at various levels with the following indicative results:

  • Percentage of FiA staff and key stakeholder representatives who participated in the project activities reporting improved understanding of climate change issues and its implications for fisheries;
  • Number of fisheries sector policies, plans or guidelines with climate change adaptation principles integrated;
  • Number of promising climate change adaptation strategies in fisheries sector field-tested.

BACKGROUND
The Fisheries Sector is vital for the future well-being of Cambodia, both in securing    sufficient    food    for    the population and to ensure the livelihoods of those who depend on it for their income. It is also clear that climate change will impact on the Fisheries Sector, as it will do on all others. Although studies have indicated that Cambodia’s Fisheries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, no clear strategy or plans have yet been formulated to adapt to the changes expected.


The activities of the project are undertaken to address capacity gaps within FiA and also expand its efforts for raising general awareness in key stakeholder groups in the fisheries sector regarding climate change impacts, as well as the urgent need for appropriate, and concerted response sector-wide.

For further information:

Cambodia Climate Change Alliance Trust Fund Secretariat, Ministry of Environment.

#48, Preah Sihanouk Blvd, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh

Tel: (855-23) 6 403 833 - H/P: (855-12) 718 174

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CLIMATE QUIZ

The CCCA is implemented by the Ministry of Environment and support by these partners

Cambodia Climate Change Alliance