Donor Visit to CPA O’Koki

Between 25 and 27 November 2018, SCW facilitated a donor visit to the completed project “Initiative for the Protection of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity of the protected areas of Virachey and Lumphat (January 2015 – December 2017)”. This project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Welthungerhilfe (WHH).

Mr. Björn SCHILDBERG – BMZ Country Responsible for Cambodia, Mr. Sascha REEBS and Mr. Benjamin KNöDLER from the German Embassy Phnom Penh, as well as representatives from GIZ and KfW Bank joined this mission.

The objective was to see the real situation on the ground and evaluate the long-term BMZ project implementation success.

The delegation successfully visited the Community Protected Area (CPA) O’Koki in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri. The CPA Committee and local authorities provided an overview of the CPA. Additionally, field activities could be observed, e.g. collection of NTFP products, patrolling, eco-tourism and more.