Phnom Penh, on 21st June 2019: The Disability Action Council (DAC) in collaboration the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the ACCESS program organised a Consultative Workshop on Integration of National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP) Priorities into Annual Program Budget of Designated Ministries and Sub-National Administrations. The workshop brought together 45 attendants from DAC, Disability Action Working Groups (DAWG) of relevant line Ministries, the National Committee for sub-national Democratic Development (NCDD), Ministry of Interior, Provincial DAC and provincial [...]
ACCESS Component Collaborative Planning Workshops - 20 June 2019
After a first introductory workshop to its collaborative planning process, ACCESS facilitated two Component Collaborative Planning Workshops, on 10-11 June 2019 for the disability workstream and on 13-14 June 2019 for the GBV workstream. The workshops brought together ACCESS government counterparts and selected implementing partners to define a joint approach to achieve ACCESS outcomes. It provided an opportunity for all stakeholders to identify synergies and reduce duplications between their respective work and to plan activities in a more coordinated [...]
ACCESS hosted an introductory workshop to its collaborative planning process on 31 May 2019 at Phnom Penh hotel. HE Hou Samith, Secretary of State from the Ministry of Women Affairs, HE Prak Thaveak Pheary, Deputy Secretary General from the Disability Action Council and Mrs. Sarah Wadley, First Secretary of the Australian Embassy gave opening remarks. Attended by approximately 75 stakeholders from the Disability, Gender Based Violence and Public Financial Management sectors, the workshop gave ACCESS selected implementing partners an opportunity [...]
Disability Inclusive Development Workshop - 25 May 2019
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 [...]
Workshop on 2020-2022 Budget Strategic Plan Preparation - 26 April 2019
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 [...]
ACCESS program celebrates Khmer New Year ceremony - 12 April 2019
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 Competitive Investment Mechanism Information Session - 4 April 2019
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.
Launch of calls for Expressions of Interest - 21 March 2019
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).
Official Launch of the ACCESS program - 21 March 2019
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 - 7 March 2019
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.