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Cambodia is currently low-income country according to World Bank data (2015).
GNI per capita (Current US$) is $1,010 in 2014. This shows that there is a huge gap between economic condition and average of East Asia and the Pacific's one.
With great effort, poverty level has been decreased by 50% comparing between 2008 and 2012.
However, their poverty headcount ratio as national poverty lines (% of population) is 17.7% in 2012.
Cambodia is one of riparian countries of Mekong River Basin and it has resulted several benefits to locals, but it also has brought a huge damage and losses from natural hazards, particularly, floods and ecological change due to climate change.
For reducing the risk from natural hazards and climate change in local communities, Luminous Action OrganizatioN decided that Cambodia would be the priority location for our work. We will operate the projects for building resilience capacity in Cambodia and it will support to locals building much better societies.
Laos is only one landlocked countries in Southeast Asia and Most of the western border of Laos is demarcated by the Mekong River.
The topography of Laos is largely mountainous, especially Northern area. However, deforestation has played a major role in flooding in the region.
It also resulted soil erosion. A majority of the population does not have access to potable water.
High amount of rainfall contributed cultivation of agriculture, but it brought floods in certain regions.
GNI per capita of Laos (current US$) is $1,600 in 2014, but their poverty level is still high (23.2% in 2012, Poverty headcount ration at national poverty lines (% of population), World Bank data, 2015).
We currently operate the project in Laos and support local communities in order to increase the level of resilience capacity against the impact of natural hazards and climate change.
The project will contribute the diversifying of livelihood strategies for locals, and improving the quality of education and health.
We implement the mechanism of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation into local communities.
India has achieved a great level of economic growth due to globalization and industrialization.
As a result, their level of living standard has increased.
However, the happened in the urban and central areas of countries and lots of people are still marginalized.
Especially, Odisha is the region known for its depth of poverty and hunger.
We were pleased to work with local NGO in Odisha and had the project 'Changing to the LED Bulbs for building resilience capacity in local Communities'.
Through this project, locals can save their livelihood resources to pay electricity bills and the saved money can go to for education and health.
These two countries are the most developed countries in Southeast Asia, however according to our experience of fieldworks,
These two countries still need support to certain sectors, particularly, education, health, disaster management and climate change issues.
Luminous Action OrganizatioN will find out what they need and we will try to fill the space what governments and other international organizations cannot fully offer the solutions.
Building resilience capacity is not limited to disaster risk reduction and climate change issues, making the balance among all sectors for building resilience capacity will lead the outstanding outcome for building better societies in the least developed and developing countries.
Therefore, we operate our strategy to build resilience capacity in local communities and support them to develop their communities to the better societies.