The Prek Thnot watershed in Cambodia covers the provinces of Kampong Speu, Kandal and Phnom Penh, the Capital City of Cambodia, which plays a very important role in providing ecosystem goods and services and supporting the livelihoods and production systems of the local communities.
The APFNet funded project “Landscape Approach to Sustainable Management of Forests in Prek Thnot Watersheds [2015P1-KHM]” was launched in 2015 with aim to improve the ecosystem services of Prek Thnot Watershed Landscape through judicious land use planning and wider participation of different stakeholders on integrated watershed management.
A mid-term evaluation (MTE) was conducted in April, 2018 to review the project progress to date against objectives and indicators set for the project and likeliness to achieve project goal and objectives.
Through desk review, on-site visit and interviews with stakeholders including Institute of Forest and Wildlife Research and Development (IRD), the Executing Agency of the project, the forestry authority in Kampong Speu Province, local communes as well as private sectors in the project sites. The evaluation team was able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of project implementation and made recommendations for the rest of the project life cycle.
An official report will be released soon.
Fig.1 Dicussion meeting with Project team on the progress of the project
Fig.2 Interviewed the commune members of Tropang Chor