Ministry Focal Points

In Phase 1, the Ponlok Chomnes Program recognized the importance of engaging with ministries early on and therefore have been engaging with 21 Ministry Focal Points. In Phase 2, the Program team has decided to continue and refine this practice to align with the program’s commitment to sustaining and improving successful engagement strategies.

Potential engagement of the Ministry Focal Points with the Program includes:

  • Share crucial policy process information, including research and dialogue updates on behalf of their ministries. From the Program’s side, send regular updates.
  • Participate in Ponlok Chomnes policy dialogue.
  • Facilitate connections with relevant individuals within their ministry and across networks.
  • Engage in knowledge-sharing sessions, including topics like M&E, research methodologies, and data sourcing organized by the Program.

Meet our Ministry Focal Point members:

  • H.E. Ouk Samrach, Secretary of State, Ministry of Information
  • H.E. Dr. Khlok Dara, Delegate of the Royal Government and General Director of International Cooperation and Justice Development, Ministry of Justice
  • H.E. Chhun Puthearith, Director General, Ministry of Water Resource and Meteorology
  • H.E. Dr. Som Boran, Director, National Institute of Inspection, Ministry of Inspection
  • Dr. Theara Horn, Director General, General Department of Post, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
  • Mr. Chhun Makara, Deputy Director, National Institute of Inspection, Ministry of Inspection
  • Mr. Chey Sambathphalla, Director of the Policy Analysis and Development Division, National Committee for Subnational Democratic Development Secretariat