Partnership for Development of Kampuchea (Padek) is a Cambodian non-government organisation working to assist disadvantaged rural communities to improve their livelihoods and quality of life. Their goal is to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable and extreme poor households by supporting community savings, livelihood enhancement, disaster resilience and people’s participation in governance and gender equity.
At Padek they focus on working with poor people to develop and implement projects that respond to the needs of their community and directly benefits the most vulnerable households. They recognise that ‘Capacity building’ is no longer a sufficient response on its own to community development their approach is based on a combination of capacity building, problem analysis and understanding the underlying issues to ensure appropriate support is provided to communities. By providing opportunities for the rural poor to develop their knowledge, skills and resources, Padek’s work is helping to bring about positive change in the lives of poor people in rural areas. Padek currently works in 3 main project areas: community savings; livelihood enhancement; and disaster resilience.
A Cambodian society where people live in harmony, self-reliance, gender equity and no poverty.
To support the formation of poor and very poor groups within communities, meeting regularly to save and make decisions collectively, building trust, confidence, and a social safety net. To improve livelihood of poor and very poor communities through promoting and supporting on- and off-farm initiatives. To support and actively encourage environment conservation and natural resources management. To foster the ability of the community to mitigate the impact of natural disaster and climate change through creative disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation initiatives. To promote gender equity and diversity through the inclusion of outcome targets across all programs and pro-active networking. To support the engagement of citizens with government authorities at sub-national and national levels; this includes close collaboration with relevant government institutions.
To improve living conditions of the most vulnerable and extreme poor households by supporting community savings, livelihood enhancement, disaster resilience and people’s participation in government and gender equity.
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