Sahmakum Teang Tnaut | Land Portal
Acronym: 
STT

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut: a Cambodian Urban NGO

Vision

A society in which urban inhabitants enjoy adequate housing within a sustainability developing city.

Mission

To provide pro-poor technical assistance for housing and infrastructure and to inform dialogue and raise awareness about urban issues

Background

Phnom Penh based Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (‘STT’) was set up  in September 2005 and officially registered with the Ministry of Interior in December 2006. ‘Teang Tnaut’ means ‘Sugar Palm Leaf’ in Khmer and is used for house construction, thatch roofs, sugar and packaging. This icon of the Cambodian landscape evokes a simplicity and  usefulness which STT tries to reflect in its work with urban communities. From the outset STT has had a focus on  infrastructure upgrading but over the past decade many communities have been impacted by development-related land alienation and evictions. Because of this STT has strengthened its research and advocacy to draw attention to  a development policy that in Phnom Penh alone has led to 150,000 residents being displaced since 1990.  By supporting genuine community complaints and grievances STT and its partners have been  helping communities articulate their concerns to local and international media, donors and other NGOs & INGOs.

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Resources

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Library Resource
Reports & Research
June, 2020
Cambodia

Eviction and relocation are longstanding issues that have had severe consequences for poor communities in Phnom Penh. The right to housing is a fundamental human right, and one that is often ignored throughout the eviction and relocation process. Since the 1980s, Phnom Penh has witnessed the eviction and relocation of more than 50 communities, around 9,832 families, more than 40,000 people, most of whom suffered and continue to suffer as a result of the process.

Library Resource
Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2015
Cambodia

This brief provides an update on the status of Phnom Penh’s Boeung Tompun lake since approval was granted for private development in 2009. The brief outlines the lake’s role in reducing flooding, and provides case studies of five residents under threat of forced evictions. Includes a map of Boeung Tompun and key sites. Available in English and Khmer.

Library Resource
Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2014
Cambodia

This document provides a comprehensive list of Phnom Penh settlements under formal or informal threat of eviction. Data are provided on stated reasons for eviction, location features, and other factors. Includes maps showing affected areas.

Library Resource
Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2014
Cambodia

Since 1990, over 29,700 Cambodian families have been evicted or displaced from their homes in Phnom Penh. This document provides a list of evicted communities, collating information on year, settlement name, description of the event and numbers of households affected. Includes maps of displaced communities and relocation sites. Available in Khmer and English.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
December, 2014
Cambodia

The report of a 2013 survey conducted to update previous research on urban poor settlements in the Phnom Penh and produce current maps of their locations. This report summarises the data collected, and provides analysis and recommendations for key stakeholders intended to help lead to positive outcomes for the urban poor. The study found 340 urban poor settlements in Phnom Penh. The research shows that the trend of a decreasing percentage of settlements in the inner Khans and a corresponding increase in outer Khan settlements has continued.

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