High Level Consultation Inception Meeting on Implementation of the Regional Drought Mechanism in Cambodia

4 Feb 2016 to 5 Feb 2016
PhnomPenh, Cambodia

As Cambodia has requested to join the Regional Drought Mechanism as a pilot country, a High Level Consultation and Inception Meeting on the Implementation of the Regional Drought Mechanism in Cambodia was held on 4 February 2016 as an important first step towards long term drought management in Cambodia. The meeting was followed on 5 February 2016 by the first meeting of the Working Group on the Regional Drought Mechanism in Cambodia, which developed and agreed on a work plan for 2016 to implement the monitoring programme at the national level, and complement seasonal forecasting initiatives. Participants included representatives of the core institutions critical for implementation such as the NCDM, MOWRAM, MAFF and the Ministry of Environment. Other experts, NGOs, donors, international participants and relevant stakeholders will also provide inputs for the national team to consider during their deliberations.