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National Consultation Meeting on “Concept Note on Exploring Options for a Mekong Fund Mechanism” (September 23, 2021)

Category: CNMC_Feb21

Phnom Penh: Cambodia National Mekong Committee had conducted a National Consultation Meeting on “Concept Note on Exploring Options for a Mekong Fund Mechanism” under the Chairmanship and leading the discussion by H. E. Mr. Kol Vathana, Deputy Secretary General of CNMC, which participated by CNMCS officers, including His Excellency Mr. Pich Dun, CNMC Advisor, Mr. Suos Bunthan, Director of the Department of Planning and International Cooperation, Mr. Sok Khom, Director of the Projects and Programme Department, Mr. Chheang Hong, Director of the Department of Information and Knowledge Management, Mr. Kim Seiha, Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and International Cooperation, and Mr. Thuon Sokchea, Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and International Cooperation; and relevant line agencies officers, including MOWRAM, MAFF, MoE, MME, MoP, MPWT, and MEF.

The overall objective of the National Consultation Meeting is to gather views and inputs from national line agencies and relevant stakeholders towards feasibility for the establishment of the Fund. Specific objectives of the consultation are: (1) Discuss possibility for fundraising and input to revise concept documents on finding options for Mekong funding mechanisms through partnerships and other funding sources, (2) Collect information and views on national fund or funding established under hydropower development scheme or other types of development project to support community livelihood, and (3) Discuss and provide comments to improve the Questionnaires for Monkey Survey.

The Meeting had focus and discussed on three main agenda items, namely

1. The revised draft Concept Note on Exploring Options for a Mekong Fund Mechanism

2. A set of Questionnaires for Monkey Survey; and

3. National fund or funding established under hydropower development scheme or other types of development project to support community livelihood.

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