People in Need has been providing relief and development assistance in Cambodia since 2008. Through our different and strategic programmes, 1) Disaster Management & Urban Resilience, 2) Green Energy &, and 3) Sustainable Livelihoods and Environment, we aim to address the challenges both urban and rural face. We aim to ensure the delivery of quality support and output results with our respective partners from government ministries and respectable donors towards achieving the sustainable development goals.
Our projects have provided humanitarian and development assistance through innovation and technology across all provinces in Cambodia; strengthen the livelihoods of both rural and urban communities from the COVID-19 pandemic and resilience to natural disasters, develop the skills of Cambodia’s youth through TVET, and enable employment opportunities for persons living with disability, and address the challenges of climate change.
PIN Cambodia has built strong relationships with various stakeholders, most especially with the Royal Government of Cambodia and its respective ministries/institutions, and local authorities, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, and National Committee for Disaster Management.
We are working with different donors across our multi-faceted projects, such as the European Union, Czech Republic Development Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, United States Agency for Aid and Development, World Food Programme, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. We value our relationship with our local and international partners which consist of think tanks and organisations, community members, financial institutions, and as well as internationally renowned brands/companies (Smart Axiata, Heineken International, Cellcard, amongst others).
Through the Green Energy, PIN has shown expertise to provide impact at a technical level, introducing and scaling up market-driven solar technology solutions and business models for productive uses, enhancing the competitiveness of the rural agri-/fishery sector. At an economic level, it will enable inclusive economic growth in the Cambodian Agri-/fishery sector. At a social level, it will build awareness about clean energy and sustainable consumption practices. At a policy level, it will encourage legislative and policy changes put forward through project partners participation in relevant technical working groups, and liaising closely with regional networks.
Disaster Management & Urban Resilience
The department and its programmes help strengthen both urban and rural resiliency through close cooperation with national and local government ministries to address disaster preparedness, COVID-19 response, gender-based violence prevention and children protection, provide access to strengthened livelihood opportunities, and ensure social inclusion.
Within the department, a programme dedicated to disaster risk reduction and management, piloted Cambodia’s early warning system in 2013, which now operates across all provinces in the country. The technology started with using interactive voice response (IVR) to disseminate early warning messages to prepare people from incoming natural disasters, and now has been able to utilise other communication channels such as, radio station broadcasting, social media, public loudspeakers, and soon to operate, SMS broadcasting.
Sustainable Livelihoods & Environment
There are two sub-focuses under the department that focus on providing equal opportunities for youth and persons living with disability, and focusing providing long-term and sustainable livelihood opportunities for farmers in the rural areas of Cambodia.
The department is dedicated to improving the employability situation of rural youths and person living with disabilities by ensure the quality of technical and vocational education and training, and fostering public-private partnership and promoting viable business practices and models. This will build a solid ground for more qualified labourers and understand better the skills demanded in job market.
More than the education and skills development, the department also focus on improving rural livelihoods through strengthened market value chains, environmental protection, and hone sustainable development in target areas, through poultry focused farming and as well as promotion of solar technologies in the agri-fishery sector along the Tonle Sap region.