From April 19-21, 2023, the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) hosted a pivotal training event on dispute resolution mechanisms. This event was a collaborative effort with the Cambodian Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA) and the Advocacy and Policy Institute (API). The training took place at Mlup Svay Thom Restaurant in Stung Sen City, Kampong Thom Province, and was attended by 17 community advisors from Pursat, Kampong Thom, and Kratie provinces. The event saw a total of 22 participants, including 18 women.
Objective of the Training:
The primary goal of this training was to enhance the knowledge and technical skills of the 17 paralegals in dispute resolution mechanisms, both within and outside the judicial system. This was aimed at equipping participants with the necessary tools to prevent and resolve disputes that may arise within their communities. Additionally, the event provided a platform for all participants to engage, share experiences, and gain knowledge on conflict prevention and resolution within their communities.
The training was designed with the expectation that participants would acquire fundamental knowledge and technical skills about dispute resolution mechanisms. This knowledge can be applied both within the judicial system and beyond, enabling them to prevent and address any issues that may arise within their communities. Furthermore, participants are expected to act as consultants, disseminating the learned dispute-resolution mechanisms to their own and neighboring communities.