Monday, 29 June 2015

Study trip to Cambodia

In May 30th – June 6th 2015, People in Need organized study trip for politicians.Two members of the Czech Parliament visited development projects in Cambodia  They represented Foreign Affairs Committee (Pavel Šrámek) and ODA Sub – Committee (Karel Rais). Their visit was accompanied by the Director of the Czech Development Agency Michal Kaplan, partly also by the Czech Ambassador to Cambodia Vitězslav Grepl and Czech chargé d'affaire Ms Jana Gašparíková. Visit was coordinated by People in Need HQ and People in Need Cambodia.  Visitors got the chance to see development project focused on health (Caritas Czech Republic), education (Czech University of Life Sciences), livelihoods, agriculture and human rights (People in Need and Magda-  Children at Risk). Participants had the opportunity to meet the representatives of the Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also local representatives of the communities. The visit enabled decision makers to gain firsthand experience of Global South countries' development problems, provide them invaluable insight into development cooperation and its complexity as well as stimulate debate on national ODA policy.
More pictures from the trip can be found here. 

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