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Partners

IBEC is dedicated to implementing all activities through broad collaboration with partners from a wide variety of backgrounds. This includes central government, provincial and district governments, commune councils, local communities, as well as international and local NGOs. IBEC partners are listed below, including a description of partners' respective roles in IBEC implementation.

  • USAID logo US Agency for International Development (USAID)
    The IBEC project is funded by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • WEI Logo World Education, Inc. (WEI)
    World Education Inc. (WEI) is the main implementation agency for the IBEC project. WEI is responsible for overall management of the project and for working closely with technical assistance subcontractors. WEI provides expertise in program management and reporting (both financial and technical), identification and fielding of short-term technical assistance, building capacity of local NGO partners, central grant administration and ensuring overall strategic guidance. WEI ensures that technical assistance is coordinated, resources are allocated in order to meet program objectives, and program-wide systems, such as (financial) reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and USAID-mandated reporting, are implemented in a quality and timely manner. IBEC has developed an integrated programming structure in order to achieve structural sustainability by working closely with local implementation partners in the project.
  • KAPE Logo KAPE
    Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) is WEI’s main implementation partner in the IBEC project. KAPE is responsible for direct implementation of all field level activities in the three target provinces of Kampong Cham, Kratie, and Siem Reap, including overall coordination, administration of school grants, organization of Beacon Schools and site exchanges, implementation of innovative technical interventions, administration of sub-grants to 4 local NGO partners (BSDA, EDA, NEP and WCRD), and liaison with the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure that inputs are coordinated.
  • MOEYS Logo Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport
    WEI continues to work alongside and build the capacity of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, working in close collaboration with the government on both the national and local levels in order to create an effective and sustainable operation of program activities in IBEC. IBEC has formal links to the national level through the formation of a Consultative Group, a group of appointed MoEYS representatives who oversee and guide project implementation and  report back to the National Child Friendly School Steering Committee on program activities. At the local level, IBEC works through Provincial Working Groups (PWGs) in each province, which includes representatives from the POE, DOE and project personnel. School Support Committees and Commune councils are the main working groups on the community level, with commune councils to be given a more prominent role in the later years of IBEC to take on responsibilities for school grant support.
  • AIR Logo American Institutes for Research (AIR)
    American Institutes for Research is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the IBEC project website; providing graphic design support for posters, learning slides and training manuals of the life skills program; the design and development of project brochures and newsletters; publications of descriptive studies on IBEC best practices and project-related articles; and providing training for IBEC staff on relevant communication topics; and the development of the IBEC communications toolkit for internal use by project personnel.
  • Equal Access Logo Equal Access
    For dissemination of information regarding one of IBEC’s key activities, the Life Skills Program, Equal Access was contracted to lead outreach activities at local level. EA is responsible for the design and implementation of discussion panels and interviews with students participating in the new Life Skills activities through radio shows. These radio shows called We Can Do It aim to deliver key information about youth life skills, including health and sanitation, vocational training and livelihoods, community development, civic participation, career counseling and other relevant topics. In addition to the radio shows, EAwill also develop matching audio guides and comic books for use in different learning settings such as the local listening and dialogue groups, Thin Client IT labs and the school libraries.
  • NGO Education Partnerhsip Logo NGO Education Partnership (NEP)
    NGO Education Partnership is a key umbrella group of education NGOs in Cambodia and is be responsible for assisting IBEC in the dissemination of information and ideas developed under IBEC, particularly as they relate to life skills programming and school management. Dissemination will occur through several channels including National Workshops, informal membership meetings and study visits to IBEC supported schools, and the publication of research articles on selected topics relating to IBEC implementation.
  • BSDA Logo Buddhist Social Development Association (BSDA)
    The Buddhist Social Development Association is responsible for providing training to lower secondary schools on specific life skills such as civics and cultural life skills, and providing assistance in practical livelihoods to vulnerable families in target areas in Kampong Cham and Kratie provinces.
  • WCRD Logo Women and Children’s Rights Development (WCRD)
    WCRD is responsible for the administration and monitoring of scholarship assistance distribution in Kratie province and providing income-generating support to identified families of students receiving scholarships.
  • EDA Logo Economic Development Association (EDA)
    The Economic Development Association (formerly known as Khmer Women’s Association) is implementing specific activities in Kampong Cham that will transfer life skills into the communities and that will provide income-generating support to identified families of students who participate in the scholarship program.