Cambodian conference schedule
May 10-14 2004:
(all speeches and workshops are in Khmer unless
MONDAY 10TH MAY 2004
0800: Buddhism& the Environment:
Introduction by Va Moeurn, Director, Mlup Baitong
0830: Buddhist Ritual by Patriarchs of
0930: What is Environment? The Importance
of Buddhism to the Environment by Monychenda Heng,
Buddhism For Development.
Examining the Role of Religious Communities in
Development and their Partnerships with Secular
Organisations. Joanne Robinson, ARC, and Nisha
Agrawal, World Bank. In English.
Lunch and informal discussions
Reflections on the Study Tour. In groups, led by
Kong Am, Mlup Baitong. In Khmer, Lao, Thai
1400: Communicating Through the
Pagoda. Workshop led by: Zarah Jane Almeida, Mlup
Baitong; Ven. Nikom; Ven. Samai; Tab Tim of
Nimitri Centre. In Khmer, Lao, Thai
TUESDAY MAY 11
0800: The Role of Mlup Baitong: Va Moeurn,
Director, Mlup Baitong.
Experiences in Laos: Ven Vatthana Darasombath,
Laos Buddhist Fellowship Organisation.
gallery walk around NGO exhibition.
Experiences in Myanmar. In English.
1030: Experiences in Thailand: Ven.
Luang Ta Cher, Korat Forest Conservation
Initiative. In Thai.
1400: Buddhism for Development
- How Partnerships Work: Monychenda Heng.
Buddhism for Development Kampuchea. An NGO within
the pagoda: Ven Ly Khom, Buddhism for Development
1500: CWS: Partnering
1530: Spirit in
Education, the Pagoda and the NGO. Ven. Kittisak,
SEKIYA DHAMMA and Chokdee Poralkanon, WWF
Thailand. In Thai
WEDNESDAY MAY 12
0800: Panel Discussion: What NGOs look for
in partnerships: Va Moern and Amanda Bradley, Mlup
Baitong; Joanne Robinson and Tara Lewis, ARC;
Nisha Agrawal, World Bank; Monychenda Heng, BFD.
Training in Accountability, Transparency,
Sustainability and Fundraising. Led by VBNK
Training Institute for Managers of Organisations
working for the Development of Cambodia.
1400: Practical Training
continued, led by VBNK and Ven. Ly Khom of BFDK.
THURSDAY MAY 13
0800: Buddhist Ritual led by Patriarch Ven.
Tep Vong and Ven. Bour Kry.
What One Monk Can Do: Building capacity: Ven. So
Pheap of Prey Vieng Province and Director of
0930: Group discussions on how
to implement ideas: Kong Am, Mlup Baitong.
1000: Future Strategies for
Collaboration, World Bank. Nisha Agrawal.
1300: A future for the Sangha
Network: Va Moeurn, Mlup Baitong, Joanne Robinson
ARC. In Khmer and English.
Meetings with the press.
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