We have recently hosted our first gender training session! We are committed to gender equality and by providing this training, participants have increased their awareness of gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) and learned about the risks and impacts of GBVH, prevention and applications in our day-to-day operations to reduce the risks to our staff. Gender equality is an important sustainable development goal that we focus on to ensure the safety and well-being of all our staff, so they have the opportunities and resources they need to succeed.
It was shocking to learn that 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence. (source: worldbank.org) In Cambodia, only 24% of victims seek help from a formal service. (Source: Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey 2014)
Our facilitator and Gender Advisor, Mr Chamrouen Koy, engaged the attendees with thought-provoking questions and included some group work activities to identify the risks, impacts and root causes of GBVH, including sexual harassment. These activities helped make the training interesting and impactful and gave us greater insights into this global issue.
Thanks to all the stakeholders who joined us in our first session: InfracoAsia, Infunde, PCF, CAPCM, and PPAP.
About InfraCo Asia Development
InfraCo Asia Development Pte Ltd (InfraCo Asia) is a commercially managed infrastructure development and investment company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). Headquartered in Singapore, InfraCo Asia catalyses greater private sector investment in infrastructure across South and Southeast Asia by providing funding and development expertise. InfraCo Asia funds early-stage development activities to realise socially responsible and commercially viable infrastructure that contributes to sustainable and inclusive economic growth. InfraCo Asia is currently funded by four members of PIDG – the governments of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Australia.
For more information, please visit www.infracoasia.com
About Khmer Cold Chain Company
Khmer Cold Chain’s vision is to be the leading third-party provider of temperature-controlled logistics, delivering international quality services to the Cambodian and regional farmers, agribusiness, food processers, pharmaceutical companies, food retailers and hotels, restaurants and caterers/institutional (HORECA/HRI), at competitive prices. Khmer Cold Chain is a project company of InfraCo Asia Development Pte Ltd (InfraCo Asia), on behalf of which Infunde Development is developing the project.
For more information, please visit: https://khmercold.com/
About Phnom Penh Autonomous Port
Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (“PPAP”) is a port operator in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The company was founded in 1905 and became a listed company in 2015. PPAP currently offers services such as pilotage and berthing, tug-boat assistances, general cargo handling, stevedoring, storage, stuffing/unstuffing, lift on/lift off, consolidation/deconsolidation, reefer container, logistics, dredging and surveying, container maintenance and repair, inland container depot, passenger and tourist terminal, and weight station. PPAP is creating a network of ports along Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers to promote Inland Waterway transportation and collect agriculture products to be shipped directly to overseas or via Container Terminal LM17.
For more information, please visit: https://ppap.com.kh
About United States Agency International Development
The United States Agency International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships (MSP) activity is advancing learning and good practice on market systems development and private sector engagement within USAID, USAID’s implementing partners, and market actors. MSP facilitates private sector partnerships to inclusive and resilient agriculture-led economic growth. MSP-facilitated partnerships channel corporate firms and investors outside normal business practices by taking a socially inclusive approach to testing a new model or to scaling a business service or product; and shine a light on systemic barriers in the market system which constrain private sector involvement and investment. For more information, please visit: usaid.gov