Validation Workshop and Identification of Appropriate Interventions Focusing on Most Vulnerable Villages and Groups

On 13 January 2017, the Learning Institute (LI), with the support of Plan International Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and in collaboration with co-hosts Voat Ta Muem Commune, facilitated and conducted the validation workshop and identification of appropriate intervention focusing on most vulnerable villages and groups with relevant stakeholders in Voat Ta Muem Commune Meeting Hall, Sangkae District, Battambang Province. Participants included commune chief, village chiefs and village vice-chiefs, youth, and local people representative of each villages in Voat Ta Muem commune.

This validation workshop and identification of appropriate intervention focusing on most vulnerable villages and groups aim to 1) present the major findings of the research on “Climate Change and Water Insecurity: Understanding Livelihoods Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity in Voat Ta Meum Commune from a Landscape Perspective”, 2) verify and discuss on research findings, 3) identify priority hard intervention in Voat Ta Muem commune, and 4) discuss and identify vulnerable groups in each village.

This validation workshop and identification of appropriate intervention focusing on most vulnerable villages and groups were completed successfully with active evolvement from participants. As a result, research findings have been validated among discussion and agreement from participants and more information has been given by participants to add in the research findings report. A plenary discussion among a full range of participants with facilitation from The Learning Institute (LI) have identified and prioritized canals for restoration which is an important indicator for decision making to implement upcoming activity focusing on hard intervention. Regarding identification of most vulnerable villages and group, information has been collected from relevant stakeholders such as commune council and Agriculture Department of Sangkae District which is valuable for project implementation target on vulnerable villages and groups.