Stories


Living in Rural Cambodia during COVID-19: Examples from Farming Communities

In 2020, a storm hit which managed to bring the entire globe to a grinding halt – COVID-19. From any given perspective it is clear that the pandemic has been significant, and varying in its impacts.  


Building an organic farming future: Mrs. Moth and Mr. Kim’s story

Rice farming used to be the only source of income for Dy Moth and Hourt Kim. In 2019, they joined the model farming initiative supported by the Collaborative Management for Watershed and Ecosystem…  


The first drop of water in Tangbampong village: Chhay Nang’s story

Chhay Nang faced extreme water shortages each year that threatened her agricultural-based livelihood. With the support of the Collaborative Management for Watershed and Ecosystem Service Protection…  


Protecting the forest lifeline in Kampong Speu province: Hun Sao’s story

Hun Sao has since led initiatives to provide water to 96 families in his village, patrol the forest to prevent deforestation, and diversify his family’s income. His journey to leadership and passion…  


STORIES FROM A CLIMATE CHANGE HERO: Mrs. Try Teang

As Boeng Pruol commune chief, Mrs. Try Teang plays an important role in helping her community prepare for upcoming floods. She has helped up to 80% of her commune use early warning systems to feel…  


STORIES FROM A CLIMATE CHANGE HERO: Mr. Nuon Vuthy

Having grown up as a farmer in Beong Pruol commune, and with almost 20 years of experience in his role as Tuol Dambang village leader, Mr. Nuon Vuthy is no stranger to the impact of weather events.…  


Charter of Demands defines priorities of Cambodian women

The publications acknowledge that as disasters increase across the country of Cambodia, they are not universal in their impacts. “History has systematically shown that women and children are…  


Outstanding women: hearing the voice of gender-based experiences with the Women’s Resilience Index

As the floodwaters rise around the base of their houses, grandmothers in rural Cambodia are often forced to remain inside looking after their grandchildren. Their own children have either migrated…  


STORIES FROM A CLIMATE CHANGE HERO: Mr. Tek Samoeun

“I was perfectly suited for this job”: Mr. Tek Samoeun smiled as he took the time to reflect on his achievements. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Agriculture, he passed a government…  


STORIES FROM A CLIMATE CHANGE HERO: Mr. Hun Sothy

The Deputy Director of the Department of Hydrology and River Works describes the hydrology field as ‘a doctor of water’: “We only think of doctors as people who take care of patients in a hospital.…  

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