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F.a: Local Alternative Dispute Resolution Project (LADR)


01/23 - 12/23


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1. Project: 12269 (Local Alternative Dispute Resolution Project (LADR)) 2. Project area and Country: Kampong Speu, Pursat and Kampong Chhnang provinces in Cambodia. 3. Project justification: The current situation of land dispute in Cambodia is very critical. Many factors have caused the disputes, including conflict setting, land history and political condition. Accessing land titles is still a constraint for many people in rural areas. Although most community members process land, issuing land titles is complicated as the issue of land titles takes time and money. The vulnerable people in the communities often have no land titles, resulting in land conflicts with their neighbors and newcomers as the land of the poor people is an easy target for powerful people and private companies. When land conflict cases have been brought to the provincial court, the ruling is often against the poor people due to corruption in the institution. Right-holders are poor and the majority of community people are illiterate, they do not understand the process to obtain land possessions. They lack information on land law, land registration and family law from relevant local authorities. The duty-bearers have limited knowledge and skills on Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR), meaning they have to send all land conflicts to district and provincial courts for decision-making that cost much money to spend for the right-holders. 4. The main objective and the expected results: The project aims to have peace and harmonization in the five districts of Pursat, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Speu provinces through local dispute cases solved successfully and peacefully by Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) institutional structure. To achieve the goal, the project commits to see the change of ADR institutional structure's capacity and network from national to local levels; and also the provision of ADR to community members by duty bearers. 5. Right-holders/beneficiaries: 4,330 persons (2,120 females), including 346 children (138 girls), 218 youths (102 females) and 20 People With Disability (6 females). Duty bearers: Village Leaders, Village Development Committee (VDC), Commune Dispute Resolution Committees, Commune Councils, Commune Committee for Women and Children (CCWC) Officials in District Cadastral Commissions (DCCs) 6. Implementing partner: Life With Dignity (LWD) 7. Budget 2022: EUR 92,000