At the morning on 26 October 2010, Mr. Yi Kim Than and Mr. Yim Sok Sophors participated in a half-day platform meeting organized by DCA/CA at its office in Phnom Penh. Other representatives of its partner NGOs also participated in the meeting. CEDAC is now also a partner of DCA/CA so that it will be a good opportunity for CEDAC to cooperate with DCA/CA in order to expand its activities especially the activities to address food security issues. During the meeting, we mainly discussed about Food Security Program Matrix of DCA from 2010-2014 as well as the Complaint and Response Mechanism. DCA/CA suggested to its partner NGOs to have Complaint and Response Mechanism and if that partner NGOs have already, so please consider improving it. The next platform meeting will be held on 28-29 April 2010.
On 27 October 2010, Mr. Yim Sok Sophors worked on the improvement of the project proposal that will be soon submitted to DCA/CA. He improved the project choice as well as the project logical framework. It is really good to design a project which is aligned with the strategic paper of the donor. Mr. Phung Sila Program Officer of DCA/CA will visit Kompong Cham on 2 December 2010. 39 villages in Batheay and Cheung Prey districts of Kompong Cham province are selected as the project target areas. Those districts are the former target district of the project titled “Improving Livelihood of Small Farmers in Southern Provinces of Cambodia” that was funded by JFPR. Hopefully, CEDAC will be able to continue implementing its activities in those districts.