Our history

Our history

The Cambodian Organization for Children and Development (COCD) is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profitable and non-religious organization. It is one of the few child focused development NGOs, which operates in the remote areas of 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. COCD was official registered with Ministry of Interior in March 2008. 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 non-membership organization under the leadership of an Executive Director. COCD consists of the Board of Directors, Senior Management Committee, staff, and works in partnership with beneficiaries and project partners. The Board of Directors is the highest decision-making body and guides the strategic direction of the organization. The Board of Directors meets at least three times per year to make decisions related to governance and strategic issues. The board members of COCD are senior members of different international and local NGOs in Cambodia.