Banlung City, Ratanakiri province

Citizens Engaged in Environmental Justice for All (CEEJA)

Project Background

Indigenous communities are living within the forest and they realize on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) for living. At the same time their live in the forest are very challenging and need to engage more stakeholders to support and help their communities to protect their forest and land. National laws, policies and other standards need to consider indigenous people rights and need to respect the consents of indigenous peoples through using principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), it is one of the tools under the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). All the development projects have to consult and gain their consent before the projects are operated. This project is very small in terms of funding support and it is implemented by a local network of indigenous people called IRAM.     

Project targets: Stung Treng & Kratie Province

Project duration: June 2021 to 2024 (46 months)