Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Training Opportunity

Exciting Opportunity for Civil Society Capacity Enhancement

First Social Accountability School in Cambodia

The World Bank in Cambodia, through its Program to Enhance Capacity in Social Accountability (PECSA) will conduct the first Social Accountability School in Cambodia from March 24 through April 12, 2008.

Two Leading International Institutes from the Asia region will bring together their practical experience in social accountability and good governance to share with Cambodian practitioners throughout a three week training course. The curriculum of the first Social Accountability School will cover general issues of CSO contribution to accountability and good governance in the first week; weeks 2 and 3 will concentrate on these issues as they relate to Land and Natural Resource Management

This is the first of a series of Social Accountability Schools that will be organized by PECSA program throughout the next two years. This training program will lead to awarding a recognized Diploma and possibly a Master Degree in Social Accountability and Governance to the participants who wish to pursue such a degree. Participants may choose to participate for one week, two weeks or three weeks training program depending on their interest and availability.


Participants from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs): (NGOs, CBOs, citizens' associations, trade unions, media professionals) and relevant Governmental Institutions from local, provincial and national level are eligible for this training program.

Application and selection process will be announced by mid- February 2008. If you are interested and intend to apply for this course, please save the date and mark it in your calendar.

For more information about our program please visit our websites: (for Khmer) or (for English) and or contact: Mr. Kol Preap, at:

PECSA is a World Bank-funded program in Cambodia which has been endorsed by the Ministry of Interior. PECSA strives to enhance the capacity of CSOs through training them in the use of social accountability approaches and tools; adapting global accountability practices to the Cambodian context; providing grants to develop and pilot social accountability practices and supporting enhanced information-sharing and networking among social accountability practitioners.