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Frame Agreement with NGO (Finn Church Aid)


01/13 - 12/14


This project is part of


Cambodia?s 2001 Land Law attempted to limit encroachment into state land (technically about 80% of Cambodia?s land area) while providing for legal expansion of smallholder agriculture through the distribution of up to five hectares of state land as ?social land concessions? which would be eligible for title after five years of continuous occupation and use. In 2003, Sub-Decree 19 on Social Land Concessions (SLCs) was enacted which provided for a locally initiated and managed process of planning and implemen ting SLCs. In late 2005, the State Land Management Sub-Decree provided the legal basis for district and provincial levels of Government to work with communes to identify and officially allocate state lands for SLCs.Land and Advocacy Development Project (LA DP) has been prepared to provide capacity building on Alternative Dispute resolution (ADR) Land Rights and Land Registration, Advocacy, Women Rights, and relevant laws to ensure that the people are aware of ADR and the responsibilities of government and ot her duty-bearers to fulfill, to protect and respect communities? rights. In addition, the capacity of the duty bearers will be strengthened to be able to fulfill their obligations to realise concerned communities? rights. Objectives:? To promote democratic participation and human rights at the grassroots level by educating and supporting vulnerable groups, victims of land dispute and local government (Commune Councils) to become more effective at advocating their communities? needs.? To ensure the most vuln erable groups are able to access to their agriculture land and control over productive resources and assets for enhancing their livelihood activities. Rights- holders /beneficiaries: Approximately 1 000 households located in 25 villages at selected LWD pro gramme areas in Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang provinces will benefit from the project. The district Cadastral Commission, local authority and LWD staff will benefit from the project through capacity building on Alternative Dispute Resol ution. Implementing partner: Life with Dignity (LWD)LWD has been working together with FCA in partnership for over 20 years to improve the livelihoods of the poor and marginalised in rural Cambodia, engaging both rights-holders and duty-bearers. Since 2011 , the partners have been implementing a land rights awareness project in Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Speu provinces with the aim at increasing awareness on land rights and land registration of vul