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Emerging Research Partners (Round Two)
  • Date: Monday, 15 February 2021
  • Time: 12:00 am > 1:00 am
  • Location: Phnom Penh

The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce that Komar Rikreay Association (KMR) and My Village Organization (MVi) have been selected as the successful Emerging Research Partners in the 2nd round of fund competition supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through Ponlok Chomnes Program.  

1. Komar Rikreay Association (KMR)

Founded in 1998 and located in Battambang province, Komar Rikreay Association (KMR) provides social services to vulnerable children and their families including food packages, health, education, vocational skills, psychosocial support, and advocacy for their safe and sustainable development into their communities.

Funded by DFAT through The Asia Foundation, KRA is implementing an action research study on the “Impact of COVID-19 on Child Protection”. The study seeks to explore the impacts of COVID-19 on child protection and wellbeing in two districts in Battambang Province. The findings from the research will be used by KRA for improving its interventions and addressing the needs of children within its geographical area more effectively. Moreover, KRA expects that the findings and recommendations of the research will inform the improvement of key stakeholders’ future interventions in addressing the needs of children in their fields of expertise through a dissemination workshop. Key stakeholders include district governors, commune chiefs, donors, NGOs in Battambang Province and its NGO network.

2. My Village Organization (MVi)

Founded in 2006 and located in Mondolkiri province, My Village Organization (MVi) aims to support indigenous communities in Cambodia to be self-reliant and live with improved quality of life through the improvement of natural resource-dependent livelihoods. MVi’s areas of focus include forest, land and fishery resource management and local governance and economic development.

Funded by DFAT through The Asia Foundation, MVi is implementing an action research study on the “Impacts of COVID19 Pandemics on Local Indigenous Communities’ Socioeconomicsto investigate indigenous communities’ socio-economic impacts as a result of COVID19 pandemic and explore coping strategies for recovery to improve socio-economic conditions for indigenous communities. The research findings will be used to inform relevant stakeholders for better policy development that benefits indigenous communities.  The research work can also be used by CSOs and local communities to develop and design their intervention to address the socioeconomic issues on indigenous communities.