Provincial officers receive training on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB)giant
On 22-24 February 2023, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), in partnership and cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the National Committee for Sub-National Democracy Development (NCDD), provided a Training of Trainers (ToT) on GRB in Commune Investment Program (CIP) to provincial officers, with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program.
The objective of the workshop was to build the capacity provincial trainers in GRB based on the Commune Investment Program training manual which is critical to the rolling-out of the three-year CIP and to equip them with training skills to better support their subnational counterparts.
This is a continuation of the ToT for national trainers conducted last month. The master trainers have extended their training to provincial trainers to train the districts and communes in their targeted provinces.
National trainees comprise of technical experts from the Gender Equality Department of MoWA and NCDD. The provincial-level trainers are officers from three ACCESS-targeted provinces, namely Kampong Speu, Siem Reap, and Kampong Cham.
Ms Van Channa, the Deputy Department of Women’s Affairs, in Siem Reap said: “This training provided significant benefits for me and other participants from three provinces. I’ve learned more about the GRB, specifically planning management in the CIP”.
Mr Connor Floyd, Second Secretary of the Australian Embassy to Cambodia, applauded the efforts of MoWA management and MoWA officials who organised this training. He also acknowledged the MoI and NCDD for their successful collaboration and the achievement of yet another milestone to advance gender equity at the subnational level.