The workshop, which was held at the Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh, was attended by around 130 participants from government agencies, national and international development organizations, universities and local civil society organizations.
The workshop was officially opened by H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment and chaired by H.E. Prof. Dr. Sabo Ojano, Secretary of State, MoE and SPCR Coordinator with support from H.E. Dr. Tin Ponlok, Secretary General of the National Council for Sustainable Development and Dr. Ancha Srinivasan, Principal Climate Change Specialist, ADB.
During a full day of discussion and debate participants encouraged CCD and ICEM to investigate ways to improve access to climate change information as part of their activities. Participants also highlighted that strengthened resilience to climate change may deliver a range of benefits for Cambodia. Noting that ‘traditional’ and ‘grey’ infrastructure approaches are not always the most climate resilient, participants, led by the workshop chairmen, supported the project team’s intention to investigate green infrastructure and alternative development strategies as part of their work to strengthen the RGC’s capacity to tackle to the challenges posed by climate change.
In concluding the workshop H.E. Dr. Prof. Sabo Ojano, requested the project team to document the feedback received from participants during the workshop and incorporate it into the draft inception report.