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Phnom Penh, 25 May 2019: ACCESS organised a two full days workshop on Disability Inclusive Development on the 23-24 May, 2019 at Cambodiana Hotel. Attended by staff from the Disability Action Council (DAC) and disability focal points from line ministries, the workshop was an opportunity to share short case studies of disability inclusive practice located in the Cambodian context, the Asia region and elsewhere internationally to demonstrate different approaches. These examples provided the basis for participants to identify priorities and [...]

Phnom Penh, 26 April 2019: ACCESS, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), organised workshops on “2020-2022 Budget Strategic Plan (BSP) Preparation”. Held on 24 April with MoSVY at the ministry and 25 April with MoWA at Cambodiana Hotel, the workshops focused on the discussion and dissemination of the Ministry of Economic and Finance’s instruction for 2020-2022 BSP preparation. All relevant line departments of MoSVY and MoWA [...]

Phnom Penh, 12 April 2019:  To celebrate the upcoming Khmer New Year, ACCESS program organized a blessing ceremony in the ACCESS Program office. Buddhist monks were invited to chant a blessing for the ACCESS program team as well as the representatives from government counterparts for good luck, prosperity and success for the coming year. The entire ACCESS program team wishes everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous Khmer New Year!

ACCESS organised an Information Session on the Competitive Investment Mechanism on the 4 April at Cambodiana Hotel. This briefing was an opportunity for potential applicants to seek clarification on the selection process of grantees. For more information on the application process, please go to the Grant Opportunities where you will find the EOI Guidelines, Templates (in both English and khmer) and FAQs.

The ACCESS launch on Thursday 21 March coincided with the launch of the call for Expression of Interest for the Competitive Investment Mechanism.  Eligible organisations are now invited to apply for grants through the ACCESS program. For more information on the application process, please go to the Grant Opportunities where you will find the EOI Guidelines and Templates (in both English and khmer).

The Official Launch ceremony of the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) program took place on Thursday 21 March 2019 at the Hotel Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. The Australian Ambassador, Angela Corcoran, launched the new program and was joined by HE Dr. Vong Sauth, Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation and President of the Disability Action Council, HE Dr Ing Katha Phavi, Minister of Women Affairs and HE Ros Seilava, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and [...]

First ACCESS Steering Committee meeting took place on the 7 March at the Cambodiana hotel. The Committee reviewed and endorsed the proposed ACCESS strategic directions, priorities and geographic coverage for ACCESS activities, and assessment criteria for the competitive grants as well as to provide an update on the launch preparations and other activities to June 2019.

ACCESS Fact Sheet - 1 March 2019

The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) program is a three-year (2018-2021) Australian Government initiative.Over three years, Australia will commit AUD 15 million through ACCESS to improve the sustainability, quality and inclusiveness of services for persons with disabilities and for women affected by gender-based violence (GBV). (more…)

First ACCESS Competitive Investment Mechanism Panel (CIMP) meeting took place on the 26 February at ACCESS office. The committee agreed the process for the grants mechanism (for submission to Steering Committee), including assessment criteria.

The ACCESS consultation workshop on Disability workstream priorities took place on 25 February at the Himawari Hotel. Members of the Disability Secretariat General of DAC from 29 Ministries including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, and representatives from relevant development partners, Disabled People Organizations, NGOs and the private sector participated in this workshop.