Japan Provides USD 852,189 for Promoting Community Health and Sanitation and Hygiene, and for Raising Awareness of Environment Issues

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The Government of Japan has agreed to provide USD 852,189 in total for two recipient organizations under the framework, The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects. The Grant Contract was signed today between H.E. Mr. MIKAMI Masahiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representatives of the two recipients respectively, to carry out the following projects:

1. Integrated Health, Nutrition, and WASH Project in Preah Vihear (Year 2) (USD 760,341) and Recipient: World Vision Japan (WVJ)

In this project, WVJ will continue to conduct training and awareness-raising sessions about health, nutrition, and WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) to health and rural development officers as well as communities in Preah Vihear province aiming to improve feeding practices and usage of safe water. The organization will also support the formulation of water management committees and sanitation action groups in order to maintain safe water quality and a better hygienic environment in the targeted area.

2. Realization of the sustainable living environment around Cambodian citizens through promoting and raising awareness of environmental issues (Year 1) (USD 91,848) and Recipient: Non-profit organization Nature Center Risen

In this project, Nature Center Risen will promote and increase fundamental environmental awareness across Cambodia by creating educational materials to improve the environmental literacy of the citizens, providing tools for research and observation of the environment, and implementing training for environmental education in collaboration with pagodas and health centers. Through this project, over 300 people in Cambodia are supposed to play a core role in promoting and raising awareness of environmental issues to the citizens. This will help improve the living environment in the whole of Cambodia.

The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects started in Cambodia in 2002 to support activities by Japanese NGOs to help Cambodia’s reconstruction and development efforts at the grassroots level. Since 2002, the Government of Japan has provided over USD 45 million for 138 projects, mainly in the field of primary education, health, agriculture, and mine clearance in Cambodia.

In an effort to contain the current “COVID-19 Community Outbreak” known as the “February 20 Community Event” both sides signed the Grant Contract separately.

Source: Embassy of Japan in Cambodia