Virtual Training on Action Plans and Monitoring at Kampong Chamaccess
On 1st July 2021, the Disability Action Council-Secretariat General (DAC-SG) and Kampong Cham Provincial DAC co-organised a virtual training on project cycle with a focus on the development of action plans and monitoring at Kampong Cham. This training was provided with the technical support from the UNDP through the DFAT-funded Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program.
The objective of this training was to strengthen the understanding of the key concepts of action plan development and monitoring and to apply them in the work of the disability coordination network in Kampong Cham. Participants in the training included the Deputy Secretary General of DAC, Deputy Provincial Governor, all members of Kampong Cham Provincial DAC, UNDP, Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation (CDPO), the Australian Embassy to Cambodia, and the ACCESS team.
H.E Han Kosal, Chairperson of the Kampnog Cham Provincial DAC, stated, “We are implementing an action plan which aims to promote and support persons with disabilities in the community in Kampong Cham. We have a strong commitment to implementing activities that will benefit to beneficiaries at the community level. The National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP) is our master plan, but we need to translate this master plan into practical activities. To work productively and effectively we cannot work alone, we need the support from national and sub-national authorities, and related partners.”
H.E Srey Chan, Deputy Secretary General of DAC-SG, highly appreciated the Kampong Cham provincial DAC for their hard work and commitment to implementing activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. He thanked the UNDP for their technical support and the Australian Embassy for their continued commitment, through the ACCESS Program, towards improving the lives of persons with disabilities in Cambodia.
The DAC-SG advisor presented the key concepts of the Action Plan Development, including the definition, and importance of developing action plans for the Provincial DAC, practical lessons learnt from other countries on how to make action plans for disability development, and key concepts in monitoring, evaluation and learning. He also shared two models of action plan development as examples.
H.E Han Kosal congratulated participants and thanked the facilitator for providing useful knowledge and for sharing experiences on the development of action plan in the context of disability inclusion. He encouraged all participants to apply what they had learned to their daily work and ensure that they develop clear action plan and relevant monitoring and evaluation tools and systems to improve the quality of services to clients. He stated that it was important that all stakeholders work together for effective disability inclusion.
With funding from the Australian Government, the ACCESS Program works in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia to support the implementation of the National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and the National Disability Strategic Plan in Cambodia.