Branch of CowaterSogema International Inc. (CAPRED)

Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAPRED) is Australia’s AUD87 million, 5-year, flagship economic development program in Cambodia. It was designed in consultation with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and the private sector on the best way to help Cambodia’s economy recover after COVID-19. Its primary goal is to help Cambodia achieve sustainable, resilient, and inclusive economic growth. 

CAPRED’s Partners 

  • Royal Government of Cambodia
  • Private sector
  • Development partners

It focuses on developing policies and building capabilities to direct investment where it’s most needed.

CAPRED’s three technical domains:

Agriculture & Agro-Processing 

CAPRED assists diverse Cambodian farmers and agribusinesses to sell higher value agri-foods that meet market requirements and are climate resilient and sustainable. We also work closely with the RGC, research organisations and the private sector to increase competitiveness and productivity through innovative technologies and varieties.

Trade, Investment & Enterprise Development  

CAPRED supports policies to create a more diversified, inclusive and competitive investment market. We develop proactive campaigns, linkages and exchanges between Cambodian agri-food exporters and Australian investors. We also support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially those with potential to create positive opportunies and outcomes for women and marginalised people to contribute to and benefit from a resilient, inclusive and sustainable economy.

Infrastructure Services 

CAPRED continues Australia’s decade-long work with the RGC and private sector suppliers to expand clean water, electricity services, and renewable energy into rural and remote Cambodia. We support the development of innovative financing, policy support and regulatory approach to encourage public and private investment.

CAPRED’s cross-cutting themes inform the technical domains and all activities:

  1. Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) – CAPRED supports inclusion for all, especially women, marginalised groups and people with disabilities. We promote women’s economic empowerment, both in gender integration and targeting of businesses that benefit women and marginalised people.
  2. Policy support – CAPRED supports the RGC’s economic policy agenda through the Policy Sub-Facility (PSF) and GEDSI integration in policy and budgeting.
Climate resilience – CAPRED facilitates inclusive climate and environmental resilience across the Program, particularly in agriculture and infrastructure.

Business address: #240 Street 271 Sangkat Boeung Tumpun, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh

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