The People Center for Development and Peace (PDP-Center) is an NGO based in Cambodia. Established 20th November 2004 by the founders of the Khmer Youth Association, PDP-Center champions individual freedoms, transparency, rule of law and democracy in Cambodia. It is primarily supported by the European Union, IGOT International and USAid, whilst benefiting from a wide range of local and international collaborating partners.
The organizational goal of the PDP-Center is to address deep-rooted socio-economic inequalities existing in Cambodia, inhibiting a developed, prosperous and harmonious society. This includes but is not exclusive to; poverty, corruption, access and management of local resources, exploitation and trafficking of women and children, drug and alcohol concerns, youth participation in civic engagement, and access to quality public services. Such challenges are addressed with a sustained commitment to local partnership, engaging communities with peace, respect, and best-practice.
PDP-Center facilitates workshops and campaigns throughout the country, coordinating with key stakeholders to raise awareness, generate support, and advocate for change on important issues. Recent projects include advocating for improvements to the national anti-corruption law, development of a drug and alcohol harm related policy, and increasing youth participation in the 2017 democratic election.
PDP-Center currently operates in five target areas throughout the country; Svay Rieng, Siem Reap, Banteay Mean Chey, Battambang and Phnom Penh (head office). It is governed by a Board of Directors and Management Team, elected by the General Assembly every four years. PDP-Center staff and extended team are qualified and passionate individuals with a wealth of experience in democracy and rule of law policy and advocacy.