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NATIONAL FORUM FOR ADVOCACY NEPAL (NAFAN)

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NAFAN

National forum for Advocacy Nepal (NAFAN) is a social organization which was formally established in 2004 (2063BS) by the professional, academician, expert, campaigner who have keen interest to undertake advocacy and carry out development initiatives in Nepal/activities in different fields on behalf of Nepal’s civil society. NAFAN has been working on various thematice issues such as environment, sustainable development human right, peacebuilding and other cross cutting issues. This organization has been prioritizing the issues of peoples right on resources by effective, efficient, and managed advocacy procedure for the improvement of livelihood of back warded, poor and marginalized community. The organization has been working in the field of environmental conservation, sustainable resource management and its equitable distribution and capacity building, promoting gender equity and equality.  Currently, NAFAN has been partnering with MSFP, WWF Nepal, Nepal Law Society, FEDEN, ACOFUN and other organizations for various initiatives in Nepal.

Our Vision

Peace and prosperity of the nation.

Our Mission

Influence, encourage and shape the plan, policies and decisions in political, social, economic and environmental dimension

Our Goal

Action oriented national level initiation that supports to strengthen individual advocacy goals through collective advocacy and information sharing

Objectives

  • Protection, promotion, and realization of human rights of socially and economically marginalized people and community.
  • Protection, promotion and realization of the cultural and economic right of different class and community.
  • Access of marginalized class to environment, natural resources and biodiversity.
  • Provide proportionate share to the disadvantaged community, and local groups of the benefits arising from commercial and other utilization of natural or biological resources.
  • Conduct different activities to ensure rights of women and mainstreaming gender.
  • Decentralization of natural resource management, conservation, sustainable use it and management of biodiversity to the local level of the society and local government.
  • Establish and promote good environmental governance.
  • Act as a resource center.

History

The Regional Planning workshop on capacity Building of Community Based organizations in Advocacy held in Chittagong, Bangladesh from 3 to 6 November 2003 envisaged the concept of formation of a National Level Advocacy Forum by incorporating like-minded non-governmental organizations, network institutions and federations. The workshop laid the foundation for NAFAN by making a country wise working groups to further expand the institutional process of national level advocacy group. The participants from Nepal decided to establish such a forum by involving potential institutions. Series of meetings and consultations were held from December 2003 to June 2004 to decide the focus and governance structure of the proposed advocacy forum. Finally, National Forum for Advocacy, Nepal (NAFAN) was registered on 22nd June 2004 with the initiatives of several dedicated personals and organizations and Federations working for resource management, advocacy, human rights, environmental justice and gender.

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