The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) worked with USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF) and USAID Cambodia Supporting Forests and Biodiversity in Phnom Penh from January 15 to 16 on a national seminar to introduce the USAID LEAF Climate Change Curriculum countrywide.

Eighty climate change leaders and professionals from around Cambodia attended the Advancing Climate Change Education in Cambodia seminar, hosted by RUPP. At the seminar, participants planned climate change education in Cambodia and learned about the curriculum’s four modules: basic climate change, social and environmental soundness, low emissions land use planning and carbon measuring and monitoring.

Six other Cambodian universities joined RUPP and RUA at the seminar, including Prek Leap National School of Agriculture, University of Battambang, Mean Chey University, Svay Rieng University, Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear and Kampong Cham National School of Agriculture. As the universities introduce the curriculum, USAID LEAF will mentor them on its application and provide advanced trainings on the four modules. Cambodia is the third country to roll out the curriculum after Vietnam and Thailand in 2014. A fourth rollout is planned for Laos in the first half of this year.    

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update