First national round table discussion
Phnom Penh, 24 October 2001
Hosted by the Ministry of Environment and jointly organised with the IUCN
This first national round table for the review in Cambodia brought together 52 participants including representatives from the government, professionals from protected areas, donor agencies and non-governmental organisations. The key governmental partners were the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The round table provided an opportunity to familiarise the participants with the objectives and activities of the review and provide a forum in which the lessons learned from ten years of protected areas management and development in Cambodia could be identified and discussed. The agenda for the meeting included presentations by key stakeholders in protected areas in Cambodia as shown below. The presentations can be viewed by clicking on the titles.
Key issues and trends in the lower
Mekong River region
Issues and achievements of the past decade: Lessons
and challenges for ensuring the contribution of conservation areas to
socio-economic development in Cambodia
The contribution of protected areas to sustainable
The implications of fisheries for protected areas
Case study of Bokor National Park
Case study of Kirirom National Park
Working group sessions provided an opportunity for participants to identify and discuss key issues, achievements and challenges in relation to protected areas and socio-economic development and planning. The working groups presented their findings to a special plenary session as series of achievements and challenges.
The round table was closed by Thoeuk Troeung Vutha, the Under Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment.