Resource Governance

The Role of ASEAN in Combating Climate Change in Cambodia

Once again, the Heinrich Boell Stiftung Cambodia organized a 3 day seminar on “History, Conflict, Peace and Climate Change: Past and Present Challenges for Cambodia and ASEAN” last July 9-11, 2017 which took place at the Meta House, Phnom Penh. This seminar was also held last 2016 where Dr. Bernd Schaefer, a global fellow and former senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center Cold War International History Project lead the lecture and discussion. 

By Dana Buenaobra

We Curse Them to Die for Seven Generations!

In the course of my internship with the Heinrich Böll Foundation my colleague Chey Vathana and I conducted a two-week research on a land conflict caused by a state-granted Economic Land Concession (ELC)  for the cultivation of sugarcane in three districts in Preah Vihear province.

By Jonas Kramp

Sowing the seeds of an equitable world

The reclamation of seed as a common good has begun. Following the concept of open source, new approaches evolve that result in the cultivation of a large number of species and varieties.

By Barbara Unmüßig
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About hbs Cambodia

The Cambodia Program of the Heinrich Böll Foundation aims at empowering local civil society actors to contribute effectively to debates on policy priorities in the governance of natural resources. Strategic partnerships are sought to initiate research and capacity building projects to inform and foster stakeholder dialogue at the local, national and regional levels. 

Particular attention is given to the situation of Cambodia’s indigenous communities whose social and cultural survival depends on their access to traditional lands and natural resources. The Heinrich Böll Foundation works in partnership with local non-governmental and academic organizations, indigenous associations and regional networks to empower female and male indigenous leaders and their communities to defend their livelihood rights and pursue self-determined development.

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