PNKS Background

PNKS was localized from CORD (Christian Outreach Relief and Development) in 1998, and officially registered with the Ministry of Interior in 2001. PNKS was first formed to handle the ABCD (Agriculture Business and Community Development) project of Cord. Ponleu Ney Kdey Sangkhum (PNKS), means Light of Hope, and its mission is to improve community networks and local authoroties with a focus on health, natural resource management, food security, democracy and good governance. PNKS recently carried out a strategic review with participatory inputs from key stakeholders including donors, community members, and staff. This strategic plan is the key outcome from that process.

PNKS Strategic Plan 2020-2025

GOAL
By 2025, we will work with vulnerable groups to improve their livelihoods, promote peace and justice in their communities, and support sustainable engagement for access to services and natural resources.

VISION
All people in Cambodia are able to live in peace, enjoy their rights, and fulfil their hopes for a life with dignity and happiness.

MISSION
PNKS empowers all people in Cambodia to understand and access their economic, social, and environmental rights, and enable them to work together to find common solution for peace and justice.

Our Approaches
1. Working with Youth

We see youth as agents of change in the communities where we work, and as the stewards of the future of the country. As such, we will develop a stronger focus to work with youth by engaging them as key stakeholders in all project activities. Youth peer initiatives will be developed, and PNKS will collaborate with other youth-based partner organisation. 

2. Capacity Development

We will empower community members by developing their capacity to become change agents. As such, individual as well as organizational capacity development will be an important approach for us. We will achieve this by trainings, workshops, peer learning, mentoring and coaching as well as exchange visits.

3. Rights Based Approach

We will apply a rights-based approach focussing on the relationship between duty bearers and rights holders in democratic development. We will achieve this through awareness raising on rights (economic, social, and environmental) and capacity development for both duty bearers and rights holders in rights and responsibilities.

4. Participatory Action Research

We believe in the power of cooperative inquiry; as such we will involve community members and staff in research to investigate the causes of and solution for poverty. We will achieve this by community-based, participatory research to understand the problems community members are facing, and to help them reflect on lessons learned and identify ways forwards.

5. Constructive Engagement

We will support community members to engage with government representatives as well as development actors to improve their access to basic services, livelihoods, and natural resources. We will achieve this through forums to address critical development problems. We will focus on helping local community members to advocate with duty bearers and bring about change in a non-violent way.

6. Community Organizing

We will use a grassroots approach to mobilizing local communities, building solidarity, and supporting them to work with duty bearers to improve their quality of life. We will do so in an independent neutral fashion designed to promote the best interests of the community while working through local structures such as our boundary partners.

7. Multi-stakeholder dialogue

We will promote multi-stakeholder dialogue among local authorities, community members, relevant government, officials, and private sector representatives in the areas relating to economic, social, and environmental rights. Multi-stakeholder dialogue will focus on building trust and confidence, identifying problmes and possible outcomes, and finding win-win solitions for all parties.

PNKS Work

By 2025, PNKS aim to support the poor living in remote area of Cambodia to enhance the capacity of vulnerable groups in agriculture techniques, small business food processing, value chain improvement, and financial literacy capacity. To ensure that vulnerable people are able to exercise their social rights, prevent violence againt women and children and participate equally in local development processes. Also, to improve vulnerable people's understanding ownership, and ability to engage in forestry protection and climate change adaptation.

Our Target Group and Key Approaches

TARGET GROUP
The poor, indigenous people, women, youth and people with disabilities. 

KEY APPROACHES

  • Capacity development
  • Right-based approach
  • Community organizing
  • Constructive engagement
  • Participatory action research
  • Multi-stakeholder dialogue

CROSS-CUTTING THEMES

  • Gender Sensitivity
  • Environmental 
  • Sustainability
  • Social inclusion

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Core Value

Our core value are: 

  1. Love
  2. Honesty
  3. Transparency
  4. Integrity
  5. Accountability
  6. Respect
  7. Humility
  8. Commitment
  9. Dignity
  10. Prayer

Our Team

Staff

KEM Koethyda

Board

Chair

Email: keothyda12@gmail.com 

MARK Smith

Board

Secretary

Email: mark.smith@novo.org

KET Chandara

Board

Treasurer

Email: ketchandara@hotmail.com

Barbara SOUNG

Board

Member

Email: barb.soung@gmail.com

LY Yasak

Board

Member

Email: lyyasak@gmail.com

LEAK Chowan

Program Development Manager (PDM)

Office based: Phnom Penh
Starting date: December 18, 2006
Email: chowan@pnkscambodia.org 

MOK Sopheakveary

Finance Manager (FM)

Office based: Phnom Penh
Starting date: February 16, 2009
Email: finance@pnkscambodia.org

BRONH Sopanha

Program Assistant (PA)

Office based: Phnom Penh
Starting date: February 1, 2022

MEACH Kunthyrath

Admin Officer (AO)

Office based: Phnom Penh
Starting date: January 8, 2013

SUN SreyTouch

Cleaner

Office based: Phnom Penh
Starting date: August 1, 2022

KAP Sei

Office Guard

Office based: Phnom Penh
Starting date: January 1, 2004

PHAN Sophea

Office Guard

Office based: Phnom Penh
Starting date: January 1, 2004

LONG Doeun

Project Manager (PM)

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: January 4, 2012

SETH Fasiya

Community Led-Development Coordinator (CLDC)

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: August 3, 2015

CHEN Nora

Admin and Finance Officer (AFO)

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: February 2, 2022

DAM Sam Eng

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer (MELO)

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: July 1, 2018

CHEA Sreyleak

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: March 2, 2020

KHUT Sokhany

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: August 10, 2023

CHOURB Chiam

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: September 1, 2022

SUONG Hort

Office Guard

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: May 19, 2014

HENG Wyn

Cleaner

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: December 28, 2009

MEAS Vanny

Office Guard

Office based: Preah Vihear Province
Starting date: January 4, 2021

SUN Chanthou

Project Manager (PM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: April 27, 2015

TUOT Som Aun

Community Led-Development Coordinator (CLDC)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: January 2, 2023

CHOUP Pisey

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer (MELO)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: September 6, 2021

SOK Leakhena

Admin and Finance Officer (AFO)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: May 4, 2020

LEANG Chanda

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: January 4, 2021

TY Sokleak

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: February 2, 2021

RET Sunna

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: August 1, 2022

CHAN Bunnara

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: September 1, 2021

CHAN Vichitra

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: August 1, 2022

SUN Thonkeo

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: June 14, 2021

SUOS Saneth

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: September 1, 2021

VANNA Bopha

Community Led-Development Motivator (CLDM)

Office based: Steung Treng Province
 

CHET Minea

Cleaner

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: March 1, 2021

TEP Hean

Office Guard

Office based: Steung Treng Province
Starting date: February 1, 2023