Since its creation in 2008, the ADF has been partnering with a whole range of partners, Cambodian and International institutions. They include Cambodian authorities, United Nations agencies, universities, demining agencies, international research institutes and local non-profits.
APSARA National Authority is the governmental body in charge of research, protection and conservation of cultural heritage, as well as urban and tourist development in Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap. It was created in 1995 to manage the Angkor World Heritage Site. ADF had a Memorandum of Understanding with APSARA since 2008 to implement archaeological activities in Phnom Kulen.
The Ministry of Environment (MoE) is the key agency responsible for environmental protection and natural resources conservation in Cambodia. It is responsible for enforcing the Environmental Law through its rangers patrolling Kulen National Park. It has several ranger stations distributed on and around Phnom Kulen. ADF had a Memorandum of Understanding with the MoE since 2019 to implement environmental activities in Phnom Kulen.
The Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) is Cambodia's Primary centre of education and research in arts and culture. Its objective is to train the young generation of artists, architects and archaeologists capable of active participation in the preservation and development of the various forms and expressions of Khmer culture.
Since 2008, numerous students from the RUFA, either during their studies or when achieved, had the opportunity to join the training sessions during excavations and post-excavations work.
Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is Cambodia's leading demining organisation working on humanitarian mine clearance and risk education. CMAC currently has 1,715 staff across Cambodia and six provincial demining units. It was established during the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) in 1992.
Sine 2008, CMAC is ADF main's partner to undertake defining operation in the archaeological sites of Phnom Kulen.
Asian Biodiversity Conservation Trust
ABCT mission is to further research, support education, build capacity and promote protection of biodiversity in Cambodia. The ABCT assists communities, government bodies and other stakeholders to ensure the future existence of a rich biodiversity inclusive of endangered and non-endangered flora and fauna.
ABCT strive to assist young biologists and naturalists to undertake projects that benefit conservation of Cambodian biodiversity, such as conservation orientated research, education and direct support actions. ABCT encourages the work for the common good: not only for conservation of biodiversity but for enhanced quality of life for all that live in conservation areas.
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication. The World Heritage Committee is part of UNESCO. ADF is regularly advising UNESCO team and the experts from the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC). ADF also reports twice a year to the ICC meetings.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and recources to help people build a better life. UNDP in Cambodia works in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, multilateral aid agencies, bilateral donors and private firms. UNDP is focusing on upgrading value chains, financing development sustainably, building resilience and fostering voice and participation. The overarching aim of UNDP is to support the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The French School of Asian Studies was founded in 1900 in Hanoi. The mission of the EFEO is interdisciplinary research on the civilizations of Asia, extending from India to Japan. Since 1907, its Siem Reap center has been a major actor in the restoration of the Angkor monuments and the development of Khmer studies.
ADF is working in close collaboration with EFEO experts in the fields of the Khmer archaeology, epigraphy, architecture...
Archaeology has been taught at the University of Sydney in various forms since the early 1930s. The University's Centre in Siem Reap is the primary field facility for University researchers and their research partners, students and guests while working in Angkor and in Cambodia. Researchers form the USYD and ADF team are collaborating on a regular basis.
The School of Fields Studies (SFS) is an American based higher education organisation that conducts field based learning and research programs in the area of environment and development in a number of countries. SFS collaborates closely with local partners and ADF to explore human and ecological dimensions to complex environmental challenges in order to contribute to sustainable solutions. It does this through developing a long-term strategic research plan which identifies and addresses environmental and development issues which are critical to the local context.