WHAT IS NCED?
Northeast Community Education and Development (NCED) is a Cambodian NGO, located in Mondulkiri province. It was formally established in 2018 as a “local NGO”.
NCED AROSE FROM iBCDE
NCED continues the work previously part of International Cooperation Cambodia’s Identity-Based Community Development and Education (ICC-iBCDE) project. The project has been running since 2013. From 2018 the work has been taken up and managed locally by NCED.
NCED WORKS IN MONDULKIRI
And so NCED works with the same aims, seeking to assist some of Cambodia’s most marginal indigenous communities as they transform their lives in response to contemporary demands.
- strengthening and restoring relationships,
- in support of indigenous attachment to traditional lands,
- ready to help in development of sustainable livelihoods.
NCED IS LOCALLY ACCOUNTABLE
NCED is a local NGO, assisting local indigenous communities work out how to develop strategy and make wise decisions in a social context that is often complex and confusing. NCED’s team speak local languages and dialects. NCED’s specialists are experienced in working with the indigenous people of Northeastern Cambodia.
NCED’s FACES DIVERSE CHALLENGES
NCED staff serve in various capacities according to the community needs of Mondulkiri’s indigenous people. Sometimes the work involves immediate responses in emergency situations; planning for short and long-term projects is also part of NCED’s daily life.
The workers have been involved in this work for over a decade. The previous “Aid and Development” assistance enabled the local team to decide to become “localised”. NCED is strongly committed to being accountable to the communities served by its diverse projects.
- literacy and indigenous language preservation
- community-based multilingual education,
- livelihood enhancement,
- infrastructure development
- community development projects.
NCED AND THE BUNONG PEOPLE
NCED is known to the Bunong people by our workers. NCED’s literacy programmes see team visits to isolated village communities for literacy teaching and other related community development projects.
When called upon NCED’s uses its resources to help people who need help in emergency situations. NCED is active in physical labour such as restoring the viability of wells in times of drought, maintaining paths and water storage. NCED’s expertise is active in efforts to enhance agriculture, conserving seeds so that there is always plenty available to farmers in planting seasons.
NCED’s INTEGRAL SUPPORT
As the work in its many facets develops, NCED workers see their support of local communities as part of their own respectful involvement in the lives of indigenous people. NCED’s views each of the different projects in which it is involved as part of an integral, embedded involvement with indigenous communities. In that sense NCED is careful to embark upon projects that also contribute to the other phases of NCED’s diverse work. That is a feature of NCED’s “aid and development” style that is emphasized when seeking funding support.