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Project profile

Catapult to impact - Cambodia

Approximately 80% of Cambodians depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and 77% of the country’s agriculture is completely rain‐fed. Cambodia has identified two major hazards, floods and droughts that occur annually and the cycle of these events has been hard to predict which has greatly affected a large proportion of the population, especially farmers.


Catapult to Impact – Cambodia aims to improve CARE Cambodia’s role in emergency response through strengthening the capacity of CARE Cambodia’s ERT, emergency procedures and gender mainstreaming in emergencies.


It will work with disaster management committees at the provincial, district and commune levels (in Prey Veng and Ratanak Kiri Provinces) to update and roll out disaster preparedness plans with a key focus on gender. CARE Cambodia will also work with local partners in both provinces through its leading role in the NGO Network on Emergencies and conduct training on gender in emergencies (GiE).


Finally, this project aims to enhance the coordination between the CARE Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand country offices on emergency preparedness planning in order to lessen the impact of increasing hazards on vulnerable communities. CARE Cambodia will be the lead in setting up a regional network for improved emergency preparedness planning.



To strengthen CARE Cambodia's role in emergency response and lessen the impact of increasing hazards on vulnerable communities.


Key activities
Project activities include:
  • Provide training to CARE Cambodia’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) on their role and responsibilities, CARE Emergency policy and procedures, finalize the EPP workbook and provide an orientation on CARE’s emergency response assessment tools.

  • Provide training to ERT, the Technical Advisor, local partners networks and officials, and CARE staff at the country office and field office on Gender in Emergencies (GiE)

  • Conduct workshops on Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans (EPRP)

  • Provide training to PCDM, DCDM, and CCDM on Disaster Preparedness Plans at each respective level, on updating and implementing plans as well as gender in emergencies (GiE)

  • Follow up Disaster Management Committees updated Disaster Preparedness Plan and ensure gender mainstreaming is embedded into their planning.

  •  Attend a regional conference to share lessons learned, capacity building of ERTs, partners, Disaster Management Committees.

  • Attend the Humanitarian Leadership Program training.



August 2015 –July 2017



Prey Veng and Ratanak Kiri


  • Direct:  303 (150 female) 

  • Indirect:  1212 (606 female)

Project partners

  • HRF

  • JAG

  • CEDAC, DPA, NTFP, Plan International Cambodia, Save the Children.


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