Strengthening Community Based Organizations for Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Livelihoods

This annually-renewed project, funded by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with support from SIDA, aims to strengthen Morodok’s work with 4 community forests and 2 community protected areas.   It is part of WWF’s project on “Leading the Change: Civil Society, Rights & Environment.”

Community members and environment officials work together to protect the forest

Community members and environment officials work together to protect the forest

Community forests are registered with the Forestry Administration, whereas community protected areas are registered with the Ministry of Environment. The community-based organizations (CBOs) administering these areas sustainably manage the natural resources for the good of the community.

The project objective is that “Rural communities of 6 community-based organizations (CBOs) around Kampong Som Bay sustainably manage forests and reduce human pressure on natural resources through climate-adaptive livelihood initiatives.”

The project aims to build the organizational and technical capacities of the 6 CBOs for effective forest management and to increase household income through processing non-timber forest products (NTFP) and other livelihood activities.  1,108 households belong to the CBOs and stand to benefit from the project while protecting 6,203 hectares of forest.

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