CAP RED Program
The Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAP RED) is Australia’s flagship development program in Cambodia and is informed by extensive consultations with key stakeholders in the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and the private sector. Building on a 70-year legacy of Australia’s investment in Cambodia’s economic and human development, CAP RED focuses on three pillars: Agriculture and Agro-processing, Trade, Investment and Enterprise Development, and Infrastructure Services.
CAP RED aims to (1) support the Cambodian Government to implement policies that increase sustainable and inclusive public and private investment, and (2) encourage Cambodian businesses and individuals to invest in new market opportunities to support a diverse and inclusive economy. CAP RED has a strong cross-sectoral focus on gender equality, disability, and social inclusion (GEDSI), as well as promoting environmental sustainability and climate resilience.
CAP RED is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and implemented by Cowater International.
Agri-food Investment Desk (AFID)
The Agri-food Investment Desk (AFID) is a collaboration between the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), with support from the Australian Government under the Mekong-Australia Partnership initiative. CDC coordinates AFID which aims to promote and facilitate investment into the agri-food sector in Cambodia. Visit the AFID website for more information.
CAP RED will host a study visit to Australia as part of its support for the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)’s new Agri-food Investment Desk (AFID). It will include the AFID taskforce and steering committee, representatives from Khmer Enterprise and the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, and up to 14 agri-food enterprises.
CAP RED is seeking applications from Cambodian agri-food enterprises to take part in the AFID linkage program of activities. The AFID study trip has the below key objectives:
Scope of the trip
On the 13-day-program from 22nd April to 3rd May 2023 in Australia, the delegation will meet:
Note: A detailed program will be shared later.
Applications are open to all Cambodian agri-food enterprises that meet the following criteria. Up to 14 representatives from Cambodian agri-food enterprises (one participant per business) can take part in the program, with women-led businesses particularly encouraged to apply.
What CAP RED will Cover
CAP RED will organise all related appointments and activities of the business delegation. CAP RED will also cover the costs of the visa, economy return flights from Cambodia to Australia, transportation, and logistics within Australia for the linkage trip, travel insurance, accommodation, and related meals. Any additional costs will be borne by the participants.
How to Apply
Please fill out the online application form no later than 5pm (Phnom Penh time) 2nd March 2023.
Late submissions will not be considered.
For Further Information:
Further information about this linkage study trip can also be obtained from Ms. Sokhuy Lay, CAP RED Investment Promotion Manager, at email.