The online ALiSEA Orientation was conducted with 23 representatives from four Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives (UACs) and 13 local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on 15 March 2023. The meeting aimed at raising awareness of ALiSEA to relevant actors working in the field of agroecology. Through the session, participants learned about ALiSEA’s vision, goals, structure, interventions, small grant facility and especially how they could apply for a membership of ALiSEA. All questions from participants were about clarification on how to request to be an ALiSEA member.
Following the event, four local NGOs and three UACs submitted letter of interests requesting to be ALiSEA member while another UAC and some other local NGOs are preparing the letter and will submit in the following months. The local NGOs and UACs that have submitted the letter of interest are listed as follows:
- Village Support Group (VSG)
- Akphivath Neary Khmer Organization (ANKO)
- Bayon Education and Development (BED)
- Youth Council of Cambodia (YCC)