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PROJECT TITLE

Supporting Community Based Sustainable Forest Management and Economic Empowerment of Women in Central Region of Nepal (Project ID: [2013]P[4]-NPL)

EXECUTING AGENCY

Consortium (Himalayan Grassroots Women's Natural Resource Management Association [HIMAWANTI], Nepal, Ashmita Nepal and Community Resource Management Centre [CRMC])

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Project Director: Mr. Dibas Babu Panta
Tel: 00977-9841633709
Fax::+977-1-5542717
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">DURATION

36 Months, October 15, 2014- October 14, 2017

GOAL

The goal of the project is “community forests and local livelihoods well developed and managed in sustainable ways as well as models and approaches on SFM recognized and applied by government and other communities”.

OBJECTIVES

  • Demonstrate sustainable forest management practices and promote alternative energy to reduce pressure on forest and carbon emission
  • Promote development of community forest based mini-enterprises to improve wise use of forest resources and livelihood of marginalized communities
  • Draw good models of best approaches in which communities are empowered to manage and use forest resources in a sustainable way

PROJECT PILLARS

Sustainable forest management practices demonstrated and the local communities’ capacity on SFM built or improved

  • Forest inventory survey for each project site
  • Trainings on SFM for local communities
  • Development of forest management plan for each site
  • Nursery establishment for SFM
  • Application of silviculture practices
  • Low-impact harvesting of timber and non-timber forest products
  • Fire line construction
  • Local resource person mobilization

The income generated from community forest increased obviously through development of community forest based mini-enterprises

  1. Community based ecotourism development in Kathmandu site
  2. Community based wooden handicraft business development in Makawanpur site   
  3. Community based aromatic herbs enterprise development in Sarlahi site

Alternative energy is promoted and pressure on forest and carbon emission are reduced

  • Installation and use of 150 biogas devices
  • Installation and use of 60 solar panels for illumination
  • Installation and use of 300 Improved Cook Stoves

Community forest management mechanism improved, including decision making, financial management, benefit-sharing, forest management planning and so forth

  • Assessment and reassessment of community forest management mechanism through spider web
  • Regular assembly and meeting of executive committee
  • Participatory planning and community forest management mechanism improvement coaching
  • Resource and benefit allocation
  • Public hearing and Public Auditing

Good models of best practices of community based sustainable forest management disseminated to policy makers and practitioners

  • Publication and media dissemination
  • Summarizing best practices of community based sustainable forest management from the project
  • Project closing workshop

PROJECT SITE LOCATION

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