About Us

ABOUT COCD CAMBODIA

COCD was established in 2007 by a group of Cambodian development professionals. They have expertise in rural development and child rights promotion. They share a common vision for community development and ending poverty.

Vision – All children have quality social welfare and are free from all forms of abuse. 

Mission – COCD aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and abused children in Cambodia through tackling structural causes of poverty, inequality, social exclusion and child abuse. 

COCD has four strategic directions:

  1. Child Protection and Development
  2. Economic Empowerments
  3. Social Empowerment
  4. COCD Capability and Sustainability

COCD consists of the Board of Directors, Senior Management Committee, staff and project partners. The Senior Management Committee comprises the Managers of each unit and Executive Director.

Board of Directors Board of Directors is the highest decision-making body in COCD. The Board of Directors meets at least three times per year to approve the policies, goals, objective, strategic directions and the by-laws of COCD. 

Our Staff COCD has 37 employees, including 16 women, who are all experts in the areas of community development, education and children’s rights. The founder of COCD is Mr. Ung Pola who has more than thirteen years of professional experience in working in the field of community development and child rights promotion.

 

COCD was established in late 2007 by a group of Cambodian development professionals with expertise in rural development and child rights promotion with a number of years of common experience working together.

The staff and Board of COCD have continually demonstrated since its inception that they are particularly connected with marginalized and extremely poor sections of the population. With technical support from terre des hommes Germany, COCD was established and officially registered with the Cambodian Ministry of Interior in March 2008

Since its establishment in 2008COCD has successfully implemented projects in the most remote regions of Cambodia. Following the success of an initial pilot in Veal Veng district, Pursat Province Cambodia, a much larger program was developed in this remote community. In 2009, operations expanded to Phnom Kravanh district in Pursat.

This office has since been closed although programs continue in this district. COCD continues to be very active in Kampot Province. COCD has programs in Kandal Province, concentrating on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs.

Due to a strong child protection policy and extensive knowledge of child rights, COCD was recognized and certified by the Cambodian government as a Child Safe Organization (CSO) in June 2012

COCD is a member of Cambodia Against Child Trafficking (Cambodia ACTs) which is an NGO network that has been working mainly to fight against child trafficking across Cambodia.

Vision – All children have quality social welfare and are free from all forms of abuse. 

Mission – COCD aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and abused children in Cambodia through tackling structural causes of poverty, inequality, social exclusion and child abuse. 

Values: 

Accountability: We meet our obligation to COCD, beneficiaries, target groups, partners and donors to use resources appropriately and ensure that programs will benefit the community. 

Transparency: We make information fully available within the organization and with COCD beneficiaries, target groups, partners and donors. 

Sharing: We jointly use information, resources and good practices. 

Solidarity: We unite amongst board, staff, beneficiaries, target groups, partners and donors with shared goals. 

Collaboration: We work together with board, staff, beneficiaries, target groups, partners and donors and share ideas, knowledge, skills and resources. 

Integrity: We act according to the values, beliefs and principles that we claim to hold.

COCD tackles the structural causes of poverty, inequality and social exclusion through social change. COCD’s work takes staff into the heart of communities, where they help children and families help themselves. COCD’s multi-pronged strategies and levels of interventions are in line with the Integrated Rural Development Approach. In the next five years, the organization will continue to work with children, families and other stakeholders to implement a package of strategies aimed at continuing to address the vulnerability of children. COCD, as outlined in its strategic direction, will work across child protection, education, health, agriculture and with both government and private sectors. COCD has four strategic directions:

  1. Child Protection and Development
  2. Economic Empowerment
  3. Social Empowerment
  4. COCD Capability and Sustainability

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COCD consists of the Board of Directors, Senior Management Committee, staff and partnerships with beneficiaries and project partners.  The Board of Directors is the highest decision-making body in COCD. The Board of Directors meets three times per year to approve policies, goals, objectives, strategic directions and the constitution of COCD. Staff are led by the Management Committee.

Board of Directors is the highest decision-making body in COCD. The Board of Directors meets at least three times per year to approve the policies, goals, objective, strategic directions and the by-laws of COCD.

Our Staff: 

COCD has 37 employees, including 16 women, who are all experts in the areas of community development, education and children’s rights. The management team

  • Bin Bora, Executive Director
  • Tel Sophat, Program Manager
  • Chan Sitha, Finance and Admin Manager
  • Veth Sinorn, Kampot Provincial Coordinator
  • Prak Vuthea, Pursat Provincial Coordinator