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Community Forestry in Nepal


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Presentation given at Community Forestry workshop in Brusssels, March 2014

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Community Forestry in Nepal

  1. 1. Ghan Shyam Pandey Coordinator, GACF Chairman, Green Foundation Nepal Email: CHANGING LANDSCAPES THROUGH COMMUNITY FORESTRY IN NEPAL
  2. 2. Community Forest • "Community Forest" means a National Forest handed over to an users' group pursuant to Section 25 for its development, conservation and utilization for the collective interest • The District Forest Officer may handover any part of a National Forest to a Users' Group in the form of a Community Forest As Prescribed entitling to develop, conserve, use and manage the Forest and, sell and distribute the Forest Products independently by fixing their prices according to Work Plan • The Users' Group to be a Corporate Body: (1) The Users' Group constituted pursuant to Section 42 shall be an autonomous and corporate body having perpetual secession. (2) The Users' Group shall have a separate seal of its own. (3) The Users' Group as a person may acquire, possess or transfer or otherwise manage movable and immovable property.
  3. 3. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 No. of CFUGs In the last decade In the current decade Rate of CFUG formation 3
  4. 4. Community forests – at Present P{ present 4
  5. 5. Gray to Green to Green Economy Green- CF Gray Green Enterprises 1970s Under Government Management Now Under Community Forest Management
  6. 6. Success Behind…………………… Nepal’s hills in 1970s Now after Community Forest  Practice, Pilot to Policy,  Legal, Policy, Institutional and Political Reform  Gender Balance Action  Local and National Government, Donors and Media Support Strong Federation and CSO FOREST PEOPLES ISTITUTION S
  7. 7. Development Approach: Putting the Last first. Policy reform to Secure Tenure Rights . Collective Action and Capacity Building . Support for Networking . Climate Justice . Technology transfer . Market Service . More Action than talking . Focusing on Poverty Reduction Lesson Learnt & WAYFORARD
  8. 8. THANK YOU !