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About Caritas Cambodia
Caritas Cambodia is an official social development arm of the Catholic Church in Cambodia. It has been built on the values of Love, Concern, Justice, Peace Unity, Sharing and brotherhood. It draws inspiration from the Gospel and aims at integral development of people irrespective of race and creed. Hence the objectives of Caritas Cambodia specifically include the following.

To promote and strengthen activities that are aimed at the integral development of communities particularly to help in Sustainable Agriculture, empowerment program, economic program, Welfare program,
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Mr. Kim Rattana, from Caritas Cambodia is welcoming participants and introducing the meeting agenda.
  The second quarterly meeting of the Catholic Alliance for Charity and Development in 2017 (CACD) is held on Monday, 19th June at Caritas Cambodia Office Phnom Penh. About 30 participants representing the member organizations are welcomed to the meeting presided by Bishop Oliver Schmitthaeusler, Vice Chairman of Caritas Cambodia.

Members of CACD meet at regularly-scheduled meeting, usually held every three months to discuss about key issues being raised out among members,

to share the updates from each member and to plan for a joint activities on certain issues.  This second quarterly meeting primarily discussed on “NGOs’ Taxation and Work Permit”.
Mr. Sim Hong, from the Department of Employment and Manpower from the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training provided an insightful knowledge on some key articles in the labor law and work permit for foreigners. The second session was the presentation on NGOs’ taxation led by Mr. Te Jeudi, Deputy Director of Enterprise Audit Department from the General Department of Taxation. Mr. Jeudi shared three main points on Tax Administration Structure, Tax Obligation; and Reform and Development.  The two sessions were followed by the questions and answers.

Caritas gladly expressed sincere thank to two speakers, Mr. Sim Hong and Mr. Te Jeudi for the great sharing.  Besides the key topics, the group is opened for brainstorming session on other key areas of 1/ NGOs’ sustainability and  partnership building with private sector, 2/ the increased collaboration of CACD members on funding opportunities; and 3/ the improved information sharing platform among CACD members.

Mr. Sim Hong and Mr. Te Jeudi are respectively presenting on ‘labor law and work permit’ and Taxation for NGOs
The meeting was concluded by Mr. Kim Rattana, Executive Director of Caritas Cambodia by thanking all participants with their valuable presences and sharing; and finally closed by Fr. Charlie Dittmeier, from Maryknoll.

About CACD in Cambodia

A group of Catholic agencies have met semi-regularly over the past 10 years in order to share information and solidarity among likeminded organizations on behalf of the poorest in Cambodia. In June 2011, Bishop Olivier asked agencies represented to do more to enhance cooperation particularly as many Catholic organizations work in similar sectors, such as health and education. An ad-hoc committee was formed to help better define this group. It was discussed that there may be natural connections that could be cultivated and enriched through joint activities and a more guided, unified approach to implementation and sharing. Several meeting of the ad hoc group have occurred and in September 2011, a facilitated discussion took place among Catholic agencies to identify areas of working together.
Objectives of the Alliance:
  • To strengthen the Catholic/Group Identity: As Catholic organizations are linked by a rich tradition of Catholic social teaching and thought. The Alliance will seek to increase our understanding of our Catholic roots as the basis for strengthening our overall identity.
  • To increase sharing of experience/knowledge among members: There is much experience and expertise among Catholic organizations. The regular meetings provide the basis for sharing this experience and knowledge to other members for their information and learning.
  • To maximize the charitable work of the alliance: It is anticipated that Catholic organizations will be able to maximize their work together. The meeting will serve as a platform to discuss ways to compliment and expand our collective work as appropriate.


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