NCSD Structure

Background

In 2006, the RGC established the NCCC, a cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary body with the mandate to prepare, coordinate and monitor the implementation of policies, strategies, legal instruments, plans and programmes related to climate change. With an amendment in 2014, the NCCC has functioned since its establishment as the inter-ministerial mechanism for coordination of climate change response in the country.

Its functions have recently been taken over by the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) since its establishment in May 2015. The Council comprises high-level representatives (Secretaries and Under-Secretaries of State) of concerned government ministries and agencies, with the Prime Minister as its Honorary Chair and the Minister of Environment as its Chair. Council membership has increased compared to the NCCC, covering a greater number of ministries and agencies, including provincial governors.

Currently, NCSD has made efforts to improve the coordination of climate change activities in Cambodia and to promote a stronger, comprehensive and effective climate change response, including the preparation of the Cambodian Climate Change Strategic Plan 2014-2023, the Sectoral Climate Change Action Plans and the Climate Change Financing Framework.

The NCSD shall compose of members as follows:

      Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia – Honorary Chair

      Minister of Environment – Chair

      A Secretary of State of the Council of Ministers – First deputy

      A Secretary of State for Environment – Second Deputy

      A Secretary of State for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Member

      A Secretary of State for Mines and Energy – Member

      A Secretary of State for Water Resources and Meteorology – Member

      A Secretary of State for the Interior – Member

      A Secretary of State for National Defense - Member

      A Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Member

      A Secretary of State for Economy and Finance – Member

      A Secretary of State for Rural Development – Member

      A Secretary of State for Commerce – Member

      A Secretary of State for Industry and Handicrafts – Member

      A Secretary of State for Planning – Member

      A Secretary of State for Education, Youth and Sports – Member

      A Secretary of State for Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation - Member

      A Secretary of State for Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction – Member

      A Secretary of State for Information - Member

      A Secretary of State for Justice – Member

      A Secretary of State for National Assembly–Senate Relations and Inspection – Member

      A Secretary of State for Post and Telecommunications – Member

      A Secretary of State for Health – Member

      A Secretary of State for Public Works and Transport – Member

      A Secretary of State for Culture and Fine Arts – Member

      A Secretary of State for Tourism – Member

      A Secretary of State for Cults and Religion – Member

      A Secretary of State for Women’s Affairs – Member

      A Secretary of State for Labour and Vocational Training – Member

      A Secretary of State for Public Functions - Member

      Secretary General of the Supreme National Economic Council - Member

      Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia – Member

      Secretary General of the National Committee for Sub-national Democratic Development - Member

      Secretary General of the Agricultural and Rural Development Council – Member

      Secretary General of the National Committee for Disaster Management - Member

      Governors of the Capital-Provincial Governing Boards - Member

      Secretary General of the Cambodian National Mekong Committee - Member

      Secretary General of the NCSD - Member

 

NCSD Structure

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GENERAL SECRETARIAT

NCSD has a General Secretariat (GSSD) as its office at the Ministry of Environment. GSSD have functions and duties as follow:

  • Coordinate and perform day-to-day work in accordance with instructions and decisions of the NCSD;
  • Develop NCSD’s programmes and work plans to submit to the NCSD for review and approval;
  • Lead and coordinate implementation of the programmes and work plans approved by NCSD;
  • Facilitate preparation of legal instruments, policy, strategic plans, action plans, programmes and projects related to sustainable development;
  • Coordinate and support the implementation of legal instruments, policy, strategic plans, action plans, programmes and projects related to sustainable development and conduct review, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting regularly;
  • Mobilise and manage resources for implementation of the legal instruments, policy, strategic plans, action plans, programmes and projects related to sustainable development;
  • Propose establishment of mechanisms required for sectoral issues related to NCSD’s roles and duties and provide support to relevant activities and regular operations of the mechanisms;
  • Coordinate and support the strengthening of cooperation related to sustainable development with development partners, civil society, private sector, academia, and relevant stakeholders at national, regional and global levels;
  • Lead and coordinate research and study, education, training and exchange of technologies related to sustainable development;
  • Manage data and disseminate information related to sustainable development and NCSD’s activities to the public;
  • Review and study the possibility to participate in international agreements related to sustainable development for NCSD;
  • Develop draft position papers and strategy for participation in international negotiations relevant to sustainable development;
  • Facilitate preparation of national report in accordance with international agreements relevant to sustainable development to which Cambodia is a party;
  • Participate in national, regional and international meetings on issues related to sustainable development;
  • Manage NCSD’s finance and budget;
  • Organise meetings, take minutes and produce report of the NCSD;
  • Develop monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, nine-monthly, and annual report for NCSD; and    
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the NCSD and chairperson of the NCSD’s Executive Committee.

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