In 2014, Bandanh Chaktomuk, a network of community-based organisations dedicated to the enhancement of sexual health and well-being of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in Cambodia, has participated in JumpStart project. JumpStart is APCOM’s flagship capacity strengthening programme for community organisations. Formerly initiated under a partnership with Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), JumpStart aims to improve, and build on an organisation’s existing management and advocacy, while encouraging leadership for a community-led HIV response. The project serves as well as a catalyst for the organisation to explore their core competencies that they can build on and, at the same time, explore skill development areas that they still need.
Bandanh Chaktomuk was founded in October 2006 and obtained legal registration with the Cambodian Government in 2008. It currently has 1250 MSM and transgender members across Cambodia.
“A Capacity Assessment of Bandanh Chaktomuk” report provides the findings of the organisation’s assessment in 17 key organisational and programmatic areas appraised through Jumpstart.