SGRA Project in Cambodia (May)

Group photo at the 1st Dissemination Promotion Committee meeting

JILAF visited Phnom Penh from May 20 (Monday) to 23 (Thursday) on the occasion of the fiscal 2019 start in Cambodia of the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network), which JILAF is implementing with grants from the Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare). Discussions focused on the annual plan and specific activities based on the fiscal 2019 project policy.
JILAF began the SGRA dissemination (outreach) project in Cambodia in fiscal 2018, and a pilot project will be launched from this fiscal year.

During the visit, the 1st Dissemination Promotion Committee meeting was held to once again give an outline of the SGRA project and to consider and discuss the annual plan and specific activities. The Dissemination Promotion Committee consists of representatives of Cambodia’s central government, labour, and management (the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Cambodian Council of the International Trade Union Confederation [ITUC-CC], and Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations [CAMFEBA]), as well as the International Labour Organization (ILO) and JILAF.

The pilot project is scheduled to be implemented this year in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, targeting such informal-sector occupations as tuk-tuk drivers (three-wheeled motorbike taxis), street vendors, and construction workers. Activities for these informal-sector workers are scheduled to include (1) the holding of a Life Support Seminar to provide useful livelihood improvement information, (2) vocational skill development training, and (3) consideration of a mutual-aid organization.

Schedule

DateContents
05/21Tue1st Dissemination Promotion Committee meeting
05/22WedWorking-level meeting

Photos of Participants

Scene of the 1st Dissemination Promotion Committee meeting

Statement by a representative from Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

Statement by a representative from CAMFEBA