NES was developed in consultation with stakeholders and partners on September 23rd 2015 in Phnom Penh with a total of 25 participants including 10 women. The reflection workshop in Ratanakiri province was conducted on 22nd – 23rd December 2015 and was attended by 101 participants from community leaders, members, NGO representatives, local authorities and relevant ministry officers who reflected on achievements and developed an action plan for the next three years.The NES proposed activities havebeen discussed and inputs from participants have been included based on the 10 commitments. On 7th -11th March 2016, an ILC mission was conducted in Cambodia which presented an opportunity for NES and stakeholders to present results and recommendations for a future NES action plan. NES Cambodia, which was led by STAR Kampuchea, reviewed the strategy documents and integrated the member’s activities nationwide.

After considering comments from the participants, STAR Kampuchea reviewed the inputs and come up with a three-year action plan (2016-2018) for ILC. STAR Kampuchea and FNN have integrated activities with its target groups in three provinces, Pusat, Banteay Meanchey, and Svay Rieng. ILC members have jointly cooperated to conduct activities at the national level and in cooperation with stakeholders such as MAFF, MOE, MOI and MLMUPC.