Training on accounting & finance fundamentals
NTFP (Non-timber forest products) works in 2 national parks, which represents one of the largest protected landscapes in the Mekong basin. NTFP has played a strong role in helping indigenous people secure their rights to their land and natural resources (Community Protected Areas, Community Forestry creation).
NTFP wants to support the communities in developing new income generating activities to increase their living conditions and better protect their lands.
Malva nuts is a potential high value source of incomes. Missions on how to design a market study are being implemented. Complementary to these missions, it is necessary for members of community-based organizations (CBO) to learn how to efficiently manage the sales.
The mission’s goal is to train, with the support of NTFP team, community’s members on the basics of accounting & finance.
Recourse to the support of Planète Urgence volunteers is important because NTFP does not have the human resources for this mission, or the budget to hire a trainer.
However, the local NGO NTFP (Non-timber Forest Products) operates in two national parks, representing some of the largest protected landscapes in the Mekong basin.
NTFP has played a crucial role in helping indigenous people secure their rights to their land and natural resources, including Community Protected Areas and Community Forestry creation. NTFP aims to support these communities in developing new income-generating activities to improve their living conditions and better protect their lands, such as through the exploitation of high-value sources of income like Malva nuts.
Missions are being implemented to design a market study for Malva nuts, and it is necessary for members of community-based organizations (CBO) to learn how to efficiently manage sales.
Therefore, the goal of the mission is to train community members in the basics of accounting and finance with the support of NTFP’s team.
The support of Planète Urgence volunteers is crucial, as NTFP lacks the human resources and budget to hire a trainer for this mission.
Intervention attendue du volontaire
o Identification of the trainees’ skills and experience in accounting & finance;
o Design of a simple training with NTFP team, including simple templates to be used by the communities.
o Identification of the training planning with the team (who will be training each day).
– Supervision of training’s Implementation to CBO members, including :
Introduction to accounting & finance: the basis of sales management (How to use journal entries to record transactions and use t-accounts to summarize transactions recorded during an accounting period) and practical exercises based on real-life situations.
The training must be very simple and practical, taking into account the required time for translation in Khmer, and the fact that most of the community’s members are not educated.
There are some touristic hotels and restaurants in Banlung city, and a supermarket selling western products.
Malaria and Dengue are present in Ratanakiri
Type de bénéficiaires
Second part of the training: 35 representatives of 5 Community Based Organizations (CBO) in 3 places will receive the training.
• Vensai: 2 CBOs, 10 members
• Taveng: 3 CBOs, 15 members
• Siempang: 2 CBOs, 10 members
The mission will be supervised by the project manager of NTFP.
Profil des bénéficiaires
The beneficiaries have a low level in English and translation by the project manager is required.
Nombre de volontaires requis
Motivation to work in a very rural and remote area of Cambodia. Volunteer must be easy to adapt to a new environment and be pedagogical
The journey to the location of the mission is long (9 hours) and tiring (mini-bus with no much space)
Notre partenaire local
Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)
Non-Timber Forest Products, NTFP, is a local Non-Government Organization based in Ratanakiri Province, NE Cambodia. Since we were established in 1996 we have played a critical role in helping indigenous people secure their rights to their land and natural resources. We also recognize the vital importance of preserving the cultural heritage of indigenous people, often inextricably linked with their lands and forests.
NTFP works in Virachey and Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Parks that form part of a 11,217 km2 network of protected areas in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, one of the largest protected landscapes in the Mekong basin.
Wildlife surveys in 2021 confirmed the exceptional biodiversity of the Key Biodiversity Areas (hotspot) with presence of mega fauna and flora (In total, there are ten CR species present at Veun Sai – Siem Pang National Park that consists of 84.30% of evergreen forest, 13% of deciduous and bamboo forest, and extensive upland savannahs.)
Accueil et transfert
The volunteer will leave by mini-bus on Sunday ( 9 hours journey).
Mini-bus schedule (day time only): 07.30 am – 4.30 pm
The volunteer will leave Banlung by mini-bus on Friday and will spend an overnight stay in a hotel near the airport in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken in hotel or restaurants nearby.