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  1. 1. Cambodia Office
  2. 2. The Korea International Cooperation Agency was founded in April 1991 under the wing of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Korea. As a government organization for managing the Korean government’s grant aid in developing countries, KOICA aims to facilitate socio-economic development of its partner countries and promote cooperative relations between Korea and developing countries around the world. KOICA Cambodia Office As of year 2013, there are 46 overseas offices in 44 developing countries around the world. KOICA set up a country office in Phnom Penh in 2003. The office was relocated to the present location in December 2011 (currently, a total of 25 Korean and Cambodian staffs are working at the office.) Contents Korea International Cooperation Agency Projects •Agriculture and Rural Development •Transport and Green Energy Infrastructure •Human Resource Development •Health and Medical Services Training program Public Private Partnership Korea Overseas Volunteers Project Map 1 4 8 9 10 13
  3. 3. Since the initial assistance in 1991, the total volume of KOICA’s grant aid to Cambodia between 1991 and 2012 reached 105 million US dollars. For the year 2013, KOICA’s estimated grant aid is 24 million dollars, making Cambodia the second largest recipient of KOICA’s aid disbursement after Afghanistan. In 2011, KOICA was ranked 7th (including grant and loan aid) among the donor countries that provide aid to Cambodia. Since its establishment, KOICA Cambodia Office has implemented 37 grant projects, invited a total of 2,218 trainees to Korea, dispatched 326 World Friends Korea volunteers and partnered with 61 Private Public Partnership projects. 8.7 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 KOICA’sAnnual GrantAid Volume in Cambodia (Million USD) 2012 2013 (Plan) 13.1 6.8 15.3 17.9 20.1 24.3 KOICA CAMBODIA OFFICE ASSISTANCE PORTFOLIO Multi- lateral Cooperation Project Training Program Public Private Partnership Dispatch of Korean Expert Korea Overseas Volunteers 2
  4. 4. KOICA supports development in Cambodia through the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) which provides a roadmap for the Korean government on development assistance. Cambodia CPS focuses on 4 priority sectors - agriculture and rural development, infrastructure, human resource development, and health. These 4 priority sectors align with Cambodia’s own National Strategy Development Plan to provide practical development assistance for Cambodia. ALIGNMENT OF CAMBODIA’S NATIONAL STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND KOICA’S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY KOICA Priority Sectors National Strategy Development Plan (NSDP) Improve Rural Productivity Constructive of Physical Infrastructure Human Resource Development Private Sector Development Green Industry & Energy Health & Medical Services Agriculture and Rural Development Human Resource Development 3
  5. 5. 1 Agriculture and Rural Development In rural and agricultural development sector, KOICA promotes comprehensive development in rural areas to reduce poverty by building basic infrastructure, supporting agriculture skills development, developing human resources and encouraging contributions from the private sector. ‘Integrated Rural Development Project in Kroch Chhmar District’ (2010-2012/2.5million USD) This project began in 2010 designated to achieve an increase in income in the area by improving agricultural productivity and technology and establishing a stable agricultural foundation. It contributed to the improvement in living conditions of rural residents by providing portable water, sanitary facilities and other services. PROJECTS On July 1st, 2012, during ‘Fish Day’, a ceremonial day to pray for the prosperity of Cambodia fishery, the completion of the integrated rural development project was successfully marked with participation from Prime Minister Hun Sen. Rural Development project in Krouch Chma, Kampong Cham province, field work Sign board of the project Prime Minister Hun Sen catching fish to release them to the river 4
  6. 6. 2 Transport and Green Energy Infrastructure KOICA aims to facilitate environment-friendly and sustainable growth by strengthening capacity in infrastructure sector and providing assistance for building roads, system, power plants and other related systems. Project for the Establishment of Hybrid Power System in the Kingdom of Cambodia (2009- 2011/ 2.2million USD) In Koh Sla and Phnom Kulen village situated in Kampot and Siem Reap provinces respectively, solar power plant was constructed to provide electricity to the village residents. Formerly the village had no electricity and the construction of the solar panels improved the living conditions resulting in increased economic activity, and households. Changes in the Siem Reap ring road Solar power plan facilities The project for the extension of Siem Reap bypass road (2005-2014/19.4 million USD) The construction for the extension of the Siem Reap Bypass Road began in 2005. By 2012, 1st and 2nd phase of the project were completed. The goal of the construction of the bypass roads on the outskirts of Angkor Wat is to divert the traffic away from the populated rural areas to help preserve the world famous Angkor Wat remains and increase tourism revenues, Thereby contributing to economic development while improving in the road infrastructure. 5
  7. 7. 3 Human Resources Development KOICA supports high-quality human resources development by improving quality of education utilizing ICT and strengthening policies for capacity building. Construction of a Human Resource Development center at RUPP(2010-2014/ 7.45 million USD) This project began in 2010 and is expected to be completed in 2014. Once completed the Cambodia Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC) in Royal University of Phnom Penh will offer improved education to students, staff, researchers as well as local population in general. By providing lectures in Korean language, ICT and governance, it will contribute towards developing and training high quality human resources. The signing ceremony of CKCC (left) The visiting of CKCC (right) CKCC airview (bottom)
  8. 8. Such a partnership with private sector is known as Public-Private Partnership, where KOICA and private sector jointly implement a project and the private sector manages the follow up services. These PPP projects are important because the private sector monitors the projects, increasing the effectiveness and sustainability of development assistance projects. 4 Health and Medical Services KOICA provides support to enhance quality of medical services in Cambodia by strengthening human and institutional capacity and improving access to medical services. Project for Strengthening of Siem Reap Provincial Hospital Services in Cambodia (2010-2012/3.3 million USD) The Project for Improvement of Functions at Siem Reap Provincial Hospital involved construction of MCMC (Maternal Child Medical Center) center and providing improved medical services. This project was jointly implemented with Soon Chun Hyang Medical School. KOICA is responsible for hospital construction and supply of medical equipment while Soon Chun Hyang Medical school is responsible for providing medical training and overseeing the follow-up services after the completion of the project. Maternal Child Medical Center of Siem Reap Provincial Hospital KOICA Private Organization Strengthen health care capacity Follow-up service Construction of hospital and equipment provision 7
  9. 9. Public officials in Cambodia are invited to learn about Korea’s development experience and knowledge. The training program strives to increase the capacity of trainees while fostering good relationship between Korea and Cambodia. Since 1994, a total of 2,218 trainees were invited, and about 100-200 trainees receive training in Korea every year. 2012 CAMKAA reception TRAINING PROGRAMS Cambodian officials receiving training in Korea KOICA also supports annual alumni meeting called the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA), to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources among the participants of KOICA training programs. The alumni association contributes to strengthening friendly relations and partnership ties between Korea and Cambodia. 8
  10. 10. KOICA supports private organizations that provide assistance to developing countries for reducting of poverty and improving welfare. KOICA supports Korea NGOs active in Cambodia through the CSO (civil society organization) partnership programs. The CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programs provide matching funds to Korean companies which contribute to the global society. In University Program for Development cooperation, KOICA supports universities in Korea to identify and pursue development projects in Cambodia. Since the beginning of partnership with private sector in 1995, KOICA has supported a total number of 61 projects. In 2013, KOICA is supporting 18 Public Private Partnership in Cambodia. PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP KOICA University Program for Development Cooperation Civil Society Organization Partnership Program Corporate Social Responsibility Program 9
  11. 11. TheKoreaOverseasVolunteersreceive12 weeks of training before being dispatched to their volunteer sites for a duration of 2 years. Currently in Cambodia, there are about 90 volunteers dispatched in 20 provinces. In education sector, volunteers teach Korean language, early childhood education, physical education, and computer training. For health sector, nurses and international cooperation doctors are dispatched. In Cambodia, the largest numbers of volunteersworktoteachKoreanlanguage. KOREA OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS IN CAMBODIA Volunteer teaching Korean language International Cooperation doctor and nurse at health sector Dispatch Statistics by Sector Total Number of KOV Dispatched to Cambodia (03-12) Korean Language Nursing Computer Training Others Early Child Education Physical Education ‘03 ‘07 4 36 23 37 34 47 43 44 32 ‘04 ‘08‘05 ‘09‘06 ‘10 ‘11 10
  12. 12. TheKoreaOverseasVolunteersinCambodiastartedtheirownvolunteeringorganization called ‘Soksabay’ which means happiness in Khmer. They meet once a month during weekends or holidays and visit places of need to engage in community and volunteer work such as medical services and educational activities. Volunteers doing different activities during Soksabay
  13. 13. I miss him. After the Khmer New Year holidays I heard the tragic news that one of my favorite students accidently fell off from his 2 story house and died. The death of one of my close students affected me deeply. Even after a year I still miss him. He had big eyes and a kind spirit. During the students’ health examination his eye sight results came out very poor. After consulting with the homeroom teacher I took him to an eye hospital to get him a pair of glasses. I still remember his surprise and his shy smile when he wore the glasses and exclaimed he could see the words more clearly. However before he could fully grasp how beautiful this world is through his new glasses, he left this world leaving a big scar in my heart. Children are my teachers. I learn from them, I can even see my own pride through their eyes. It’s been over a year since he died. As I remember him I say a little prayer and comfort my grief. FROM THE VOLUNTEERS Kim Gae Sung 33rd One afternoon class as usual I taught the students the theory part first and watched the students do the practical from the back of the class room. One particular student caught my attention. He was typing using only his left fingers. I approached him and showed him how to use both hands for typing.The student nodded in comprehension but he returned to typing using only his left hand. I was upset because I thought he was ignoring my instructions. I corrected his typing again and this time I noticed that his right hand was disabled and he couldn’t use it freely. I was ashamed that I overlooked his problems. Until then I considered ‘what to’ volunteer as important. But now I realized that ‘how to volunteer’ was more important. Sharing knowledge and know-how is valuable but more important is to show respect and understand the people I am volunteering with. I am sharing this experience so that our volunteer efforts will not be in vain. Finally I want to thank and apologize to the student who taught me a valuable lesson on true volunteering. My first day as a teacher at Ssong Kkong Rinium kindergarten, I saw many children who were crying because they didn’t want to leave their moms. These children cried everyday for a month and I began to wonder about this. I realized that the children were not happy coming to the kindergarten that had no electricity or fun toys to play with. I wanted our students to want to come to the kindergarten and enjoy learning. I met up with other volunteers on this matter and together started making educational and teaching materials to create a safer and cleaner environment for the students. With the materials we trained the local teachers and, seeing how happy they were, we were encouraged that the teachers will pass on the fun teachings to the students. This was only the beginning of new activities for the students. We developed safety education, music classes, art classes, physical activities and so on. Developing these activities was not easy but the happy smiling faces of the children kept me going. Kim Mun Hwa 32nd Shin Young Jin 30th
  14. 14. Making a better world together P.O. Box 487, Phnom Penh Tower, 12th floor, #445, Monivong Blvd, Corner of St.232, Boeng Prolet, 7 Makara, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: (855) 23 964 150 / 1 / 3 Fax: (855) 23 964 152 E-mail: cambodia@koica.go.kr Web: www.koicacambodia.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/koica.cambodia