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Cambodia national programme team profiles

National Programme Director
H.E. Lonh Heal

Director General,
Ministry of Environment

National Programme Coordinator
Sok Vong


National Communications and Training Coordinator

Mao Kosal

Kosal trained as a Forester at the University of Agriculture and in Community Forestry at Regional Community Forestry Training Center in Kasetsart University. Kosal has been working on conservation of biodiversity and protected areas management for more than ten years. He worked as Technical Officer for IUCN Liaison Office for five years and then as the Liaison Officer till present. He also has experience working as a consultant to various agencies.

Stung Treng team profiles
Provincial Co-Manager
Chea Kimsien

Chea Kimsien has completed a high school education and spent three years as a student at the Technology Institute in Phnom Penh. He has a range of experience working with government since 1979. He formally worked with Ministry of Information for 18 years as director of the Department of Photography in Phnom Penh. Since 1997, he has been working with the Provincial Department of Environment as a deputy director of the Ministry of Environment. Currently, he is a director of the Provincial Department of Environment in Stung Treng as well as a provincial coordinator of the Biodiversity Protected Area Management Project at the Vireak Chey National Park for the Stung Treng sub-component. He also has attended basic short-training courses related to his previous and current jobs.

IUCN Project Co-Manager

Pech Darong

Darong has a BBA in management from the Institute of Management Sciences in Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. He has about 16 years experience in working with NGOs/projects as well as UN agencies in Cambodia with a number of senior positions related to training/capacity building and local planning process mostly. He also has received a number of short professional training courses related to his previous jobs.

Outreach Officer
To be appointed

Wetlands Technical Advisor

Dr Marcus Chambers (VSO)

Marcus has a PhD in freshwater ecology and considerable overseas experience of working in a wide range of environmental capacities. He has taught environmental science at universities in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea, whilst in Vanuatu he headed the government's environmental department. Immediately before coming to Cambodia he worked as anenvironmental consultant for a large UK company, specializing in EIA studies for a wide range of development projects.

Finance and Adminstration Officer

Sum Sochea

Sum Sochea has completed a high school education and
then completed a Primary Teachers Pedagogy School in Ratanakiri in 1994. He has nine years experience in working with international NGOs and UNDP projects since 1995 such as UNDP/UNOPS/CARERE in Ratanakiri, ADRA in Kampong Thom and PFD in Kratie province, Cambodia before joining the work with the programme. Most of his previous jobs have related to administration, finance and some in community health education. He also has expertise in installation and maintenance of computers, and other electronic equipment as well as setting up and managing database systems. He has attended a number of professional short-training courses related to his previous jobs.