Business development training for Osmose’s team

Business development training for Osmose’s team

The volunteer will be in charge of designing and implementing a training on business development for Osmose’s team while providing the needed tools for the team to implement the knowledge and recommendation afterwards.

Objectifs

The Osmose project is a pilot action initiated in 1999 combining environment and development in the Prek Toal area on the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia. The site is the home to the last colonies of large waterbirds in Southeast Asia, then threatened with extinction by the massive collection of eggs and young birds. The project’s approach is original in that it integrates the conservation of the colonies, environmental education and income generating activities for the community (eco-tourism, handicraft from local natural ressources, …), with the aim of equitable development of the surrounding lake communities.
SARAY-CBET is an informal group of families providing goods and services to visitors in Prek Toal village, namely paddleboat tours, water hyacinth handicraft products, restaurant and homestays.
An agreement has been signed between Osmose and SARAY-CBET with the goal of developing SARAY-CBET activities and capacities towards financial sustainability, participative and fair decision process and eventually full independence from OSMOSE.

In compliance with the Cambodian law, Osmose has to split its activities into two parts: one regarding the NGO activities (education program) and one regarding its income generating activities (mainly eco-tourism).

Furthermore, Osmose’s economic model was first build on the eco-tourism activity. The Covid-19 crisis had a big impact on the NGO and its financial stability, and thus illustrated the need to shift the strategy towads a more self-sustainable model, less dependant on the fluctuation of tourism.
Osmose’s Team would like then to operate a shift regarding its business strategy to develop the capacity of the activities that do not depend on tourism.

The final objectives of the intervention are to
strengthen community based eco-tourism activity, develop and diversify the Saray-CBET sales and develop new income generating activities.

The specific objectivs of the intervention is to support Osmose’s Team with a need-based training on how to efficiently develop their business, based on a in depth analysis of Osmose’s situation and capacity.

This mission is the first intervention of a series of missions focusing on business plan and its implementation.

Intervention attendue du volontaire

The content of the training must cover:
• Analyzing Osmose’s team’s capacities in business development
• Analyzing Osmose’s income generating activities and the organization’s overall situation
• Based on the first analysis outcomes, design a training for the team to understand how to better develop income generating activities. The training can contain:
o Analyzing the market, the environment and the strength and weaknesses of Osmose (SWOT)
o Identifying and implementing the best strategy to grow income generating activities in the area
o The tools the team can use to properly monitor and evaluate the implementation of the activities.
o Tips on marketing, communications, sales
o …
• Under the supervision of the trainer, a business development plan will be designed throughout the training including a practical action plan for the team to follow after the mission.

Considering the staff’s low level of skills in business development, the training must be very interactive, adopting a practical approach in order to facilitate the staff’s understanding and application to Osmose’s project.

Remarque(s)

Training location: Osmose’s office

Hours of training: 2 days of observation at the beginning including 1 potential day and night on the lake. Then the schedule could be adapted by the volunteer depending on the needs.

Volunteer will travel every day in

Type de bénéficiaires

Osmose’s team (1 man, 1 woman)

Profil des bénéficiaires

Participants: one has a general managing (BBA) background and his working for Osmose for 10 years and the other has a master degree in international relations and is a volunteer since the begging of the year
Participants English Level is good to fluent, one participant speak native Khmer.
All participants are beginners in Business Development

Dispositif(s) possible(s)

Congé Solidaire;Mission Solidaire

Notre partenaire local

Osmose

Historique

OSMOSE’s goal is to promote harmony between the local communities and the Prek Toal Ramsar Site and to facilitate both the conservation of the Tonle Sap environment and the sustainable livelihoods of the floating village communities.
OSMOSE’s approach supports the conservation of Prek Toal’s critical waterbird colonies through Ecotourism, Environmental Education and Social support.
The Osmose project is a pilot action initiated in 1999 combining environment and development in the Prek Toal area on the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia. The site is the home to the last colonies of large waterbirds in Southeast Asia, then threatened with extinction by the massive collection of eggs and young birds. The project’s approach is original in that it integrates the conservation of the colonies, environmental education, and ecotourism, with the aim of equitable development of the surrounding lake communities. After six years of perseverance, the bird colonies are saved, 1000 children are following the environmental education program, and Osmose is the leading player in tourism in the area.

In addition, 100 families below the poverty line benefit from social, medical and educational support and/or alternative income-generating activities to fishing that is not dependent on declining natural resources.

Main projects:

• Environmental education (indoors and outdoors classes)
• Developing income-generating activities for the people on the lake such as jacinth waving, restaurant, hosting, and paddle boat
• Creating a local cooperative to manage economics activities.
• Support this cooperative in order to get its full independence
• Eco-tourism
• Training guides specialized in birds
• Implementing floating gardens
• Mobiles clinics
• Distributing filters and train people to use and maintain it

Accueil et transfert

A member of Osmose’s staff will welcome the Planète Urgence volunteer at the bus station and accompany him/her to his accommodation (approx. 20min)

Aéroport d’arrivée

Siem Reap

Hébergement

The volunteer will be staying at a Hotel near Osmose’s office.
The accommodation will include a private room with private bathroom, electricity and internet connection.

Matériel disponible sur place

Projector, flip chart, computer

Je postule

Je postule

CB2UC6

Partenaire : Osmose

C, Siem Reap

GPS : lat
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Langues :

Anglais

Thématique : Développement

Type d’intervention : Formation pour adultes

Compétences : Commerce

Nombre attendu de volontaire(s) sur la mission : 1

Durée : 2 semaines

Mission disponible toute l’année

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