The Advocacy and Policy Institute (API)
The Advocacy and Policy Institute (API) is a Cambodian non-profit and non-governmental organization which has a mission to serve the long-term democratic and social development needs of Cambodia through the provision of services in the areas of advocacy and policy development.
Introduction of new Director of API, Mr. Chea Vantha
Dear Sir or Madam,
The Advocacy and Policy Institute (API) has an honor to introduce new leadership, Mr. Chea Vantha, Director of API who is commencing his position from 1st December 2016 as a new successor of Mr. Neb Sinthay. Mr. Sinthay will become as Senior Technical Advisor from January 2017 onward.
Prior to join with API, Mr. Vantha worked with VSO and he has more than 22 years of progressive experience in the development sector (11 years as senior management positions including four years as Country Director of VSO).
Mr. Vantha has very strong in strategy and program development and implementation, especially within the education sector, decentralization and social accountability, policy development, and youth development. As an experienced manager and leader, Mr. Vantha brings varied experiences in management and leadership, staff development and fund raising.
Currently he serves as Chairperson of Steering Committee for Working Group for Partnership in Decentralisation (WGPD) works to support the networks and decentralization reforms in Cambodia. Mr. Vantha also serves as a member of Operational Committee of Local Governance Initiative and Network (LOGIN) in Asia that promotes knowledge exchange amongst its members on practices.
API has no double for having Mr. Vantha as a new Director of API and we do hope that he will lead and make API stronger to achieve its mission and goal.
As Chairperson of API Boards, I would like to request you for your continuing support and collaboration with Mr. Vantha and API to strengthen democratic governance and social and economic development of Cambodia.
Meas Nee, PhD
Chairperson of Board of Directors
Advocacy and Policy Institute (API)
Message from New Director
Access to Information Law Development
The Civil Society Organization’s A2I Working Group coordinated by the Advocacy and Policy Institute (API) is working together with the Government’s Access to Information Technical Working Group (A2ITWG) to support the legislative process. This collaboration will lead to the development of a culture of maximum information disclosure. API serves as a representative of the CSOs. As a member of the A2ITWG, API works to support the development of the Access to Information Law while serving in the Government Legislative Working Group.
For more detail on drafted A2I law please go to this link ( www.a2i.info.gov.kh ) and leave your comment to contribute your ideas to the draft A2I Law.
Recruitment of Boards Members
The Advocacy and Policy Institute seeks interested people who wish to serve as a member of its Board of Directors. Board member responsibilities include: approving and overseeing the mission, goals and strategic plans of API; approving and monitoring the finances of API; and supporting the API Director to ensure that API achieves its commitments to donors, civil society, and beneficiaries. API board members must have a strong commitment to support API’s mission, and to work within the framework of API’s Board policy. This is voluntary work and requires attending at least two meetings in Phnom Penh per year, as well as being available to advise the Director on issues of importance to API as needed and in a timely manner.