We began partnering with NCED in 2021, but had an informal partnership with them a few years prior to that, when NCED first started as an independent, grass-roots organisation. The staff who started NCED were originally working for a large organisation in a fairly comfortable setting, but wanted to work more closely with the people in Mondulkiri despite the risk and challenges of starting a new organisation. We are very impressed with their commitment to the people they serve, and love their passion for attempting good community development practices despite the complexities and challenges that arise. It would be far easier for them to have a top-down, service-delivery model, but it's their heart and approach that made us so very keen to work with them. And so we're delighted to now make that partnership official because it enables us to commit to the relationship over the long haul. We've worked with NCED to provide accurate information about COVID-19 to the Bunong people in their own language, and have recently contributed to NCED's rural livelihoods program which provides resources and training to the Bunong people for sustainable agricultural practices. You can access NCED's website here.