This annually-renewed project, funded by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with support from SIDA, aims to strengthen Morodok’s work with 1 community forest and 4 community protected areas. It is part of WWF’s project on “Leading the Change: Civil Society, Rights & Environment.”
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 5 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 5 CBOs for effective forest management and to increase household income through processing non-timber forest products (NTFP) and other livelihood activities. Over5,000 people belong to the CBOs and stand to benefit from the project while protecting 5,521 hectares of forest.