Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Learning Institute website! Building on the work of the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Learning Initiative, the Learning Institute was established in 2005. Since then, we have worked at the intersection of rural livelihoods security, socio-economic development, and protection of biodiversity through the sustainable and equitable management of natural resources.

For over 10 years, LI has led, facilitated, and built targeted community capacity for implementation of partnered projects, and informed best practice and policy through generation and dissemination of its participatory action research. The Learning Institute is committed to gaining wider recognition for the quality and relevance of its work, and to strengthening its identity as a thought leader in the development of learning approaches to environment-society relations.

History

Since its founding in 2005 as the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Learning Institute, LI has worked towards enhancing sustainability and equity in natural resource use, management and governance. We work with key actors not just to preserve Cambodia’s rich natural resources, but also to ensure that these contribute more effectively to the well-being of local people. We hope to see this aspiration reflected in policies, programs and strategies that support the involvement of local people in equitable governance and sustainable management of natural resources.

The Learning Institute is committed to gaining wider recognition based on the quality and relevance of its work, and strengthening its identity as a dynamic Cambodian organization at the forefront of sustainability initiatives.

Our Mission

LI works to alleviate poverty and enhance the well-being of people living in rural areas. Its mission is to be a center of learning; working creatively with others to generate and share knowledge and practices that contribute to sustainable and fair use of natural resources.

Our Value

In all of its activities and interactions, the Learning Institute is guided by six core organizational values: equity; respect for learning; collaboration; integrity/transparency; quality/impact; and accountability.

The Learning Institute focuses on three thematic areas

Works to alleviate poverty and enhance the well-being of people living in rural areas