STAR Kampuchea is a Cambodian non-profit and non-partisan organization. It was established in August 1997 and is dedicated to building democracy by strengthening civil society. Since it was founded, STAR Kampuchea has become a well-known and respected organization with a solid reputation among civil society organizations, government bodies and donors. Thousands of people and hundreds of NGOs have benefited from its activities.
Since it’s inception, SK is dedicated to building democracy by strengthening civil society. In 2004 STAR Kampuchea was honored with an award for Civil Society Development by the “World Association of NGOs “ (WANGO), based in Washington D.C., USA.
In recent years, SK shifted it’s strategy from working with local NGO’s to direct support for target communities which are suffering from natural resource conflicts like land-grabbing and land rights abuses. Through capacity building and legal services, SK has become a unique NGO, which is able to empower the target communes to be dynamic and synergic to claim their equal rights to sustainable management of natural resources.