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NATIONAL FORUM FOR ADVOCACY NEPAL (NAFAN)

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Program and Activities

  • Ongoing Activities

     

    1. Promoting local initiative to integrate watershed and natural resource management in Pasaha watershed, Bara District, Nepal

    Extensive deforestation, timber poaching and expansion of road and transmission lines in the name of development in Chure and Terai region has caused day by day loss in resources. Its loss has resulted increase in impacts day by day. Destruction of natural resources has added difficulty in human life and livelihood. Its impact is more in downstream area in comparison to upstream area. Conservation in lower region requires construction of physical infrastructures. Rather it is not easy for its sustainable management, conservation and investment. Hence it would be easy and practical to involve local community in integrated watershed area conservation and management. For this, overall development of watershed area and integrated approach for planning and implementation is required. Life of people inhabiting in Chure and Terai region has been challenging because of climate change induced erratic and intense rainfall, drought and disasters like landslide and flood. For this, river bank cutting areas, conservation area being bank cut and other resources can be conserved. Importance should be given for prioritizing immediate adaptation and minimization of such disasters.

    In this context, NAFAN in support with Multi Stakeholder Forestry Program (MSFP) has been working in the field of watershed conservation and natural resource management. The goal of the program is to develop innovative framework model for participatory natural resource management at watershed level and thereby address negative impacts of climate change through application of local level ‘payment for environmental services’, sustainable livelihood security and well-being of the poor and socially excluded people living in Pasaha watershed area. The major activities under the projects are; baseline study, awareness program on conservation education and climate change, selection of possible partner organizations and program implementation through them, training to facilitator for local level awareness promotion, organize a inter-dialogue program on watershed area conservation and conservation planning  in VDC level, formulation of network or council in watershed area, awareness  promotion program related to Payment for Environmental Service (PES) in community, and formulate natural resources management plan in watershed level endorse it through community initiatives. The total budget of the program is NRs. 4,975,000.00.

     

    2. Media Mobilization Program for improving the governance of Sustainable Forest Management in Terai District of Nepal

    National Forum for Advocacy Nepal (NAFAN) on collaboration with Association of Collaborative forest Users Union (ACOFUN) is implementing improving the governance system of collaborative Forest in Terai. Under this project, NAFAN has mobilized the media for improving the governance of sustainable forest management in Terai region of Nepal. The major aim of the project is to disseminate the knowledge and process of Improvement of Governance in sustainable forest management through the utilization of various media agents.

     

    3. Material production study and Printing (Case study, policy brief) for improving the governance of sustainable forest management in Terai district of Nepal

    National Forum for Advocacy Nepal (NAFAN) on collaboration with Association of Collaborative forest Users Union (ACOFUN) is working in the field of improving the governance of sustainable forest management in Terai region of Nepal. Under this project has support to study, material production and dissemination of various case stories, policy brief etc. for improving the governance in sustainable Forest Management in Terai region of Nepal. 

  • Completed Activities

    Assignment 1: National workshop on private forest promotion in Nepal

    Name of the Project:

    National workshop on private forest promotion in Nepal

    Project Starting Date:

    February  2014

    Project Completing Date:

    March 2014

    Project Area

    Kathmandu

    Household Covered

    107 HHS (organizations)

    Funded By

    MSFP, SSU

    Activities Performed:

    Type and detailed narrative description of project:

    • Critically analyze the existing private forest policy issues and identify factors hindering the development of the private forestry and its related enterprises.
    • Explore the existing status of private forest and its related enterprises and entrepreneurship in the country
    • Identify the role of different stakeholders to promote private forest and its entrepreneurs
    • Draw future strategies and indicative plans of private forest and relevant networks on brining all concerned stakeholders under one umbrella.

    Nature of service provided:

    • 2 days workshop organized and 2 issue paper were presented as background of private forestry.
    • A complete report on private forest promotion and way forward was prepared.
    • Policy paper regarding private forest was prepared. 

     

    Outcomes of the Project

    • Critically analyzed the existing private forest policy issues and identify factors hindering the development of the private forestry and its related enterprises.
    • Explored the existing status of private forest and its related enterprises and entrepreneurship in the country
    • Identified the role of different stakeholders to promote private forest and its entrepreneurs
    • Draw future strategies and indicative plans of private forest and relevant networks on brining all concerned stakeholders under one umbrella.

     


    Assignment 2: Policy Advocacy for Forest Workers’ Rights in Forest Sector Strategy

    Name of the Project:

    Policy Advocacy for Forest Workers’ Rights in Forest Sector Strategy

    Project Starting Date:

    1 May, 2014

    Project Completing Date:

    28 November, 2014

    Project Area

    Kathmandu

    Funded By

    WWF Nepal

    Activities Performed:

    • Regular meeting with alliance - 7
    •  Workshop organized - 4
    • Meeting and interaction organized with CA members, politician and forest officials - 3
    • Meeting with trade union leaders – 4

    Outcomes of the Project

    • Forest policy brief prepared and submitted to strategy drafting team and strategy formulation committee of forest sector. 
    • 5 interaction meeting was done to identify the issues of forest workers that should be addressed though policy. 
    • Interaction among high level personnel of MoFSC was done.
    • A day long workshop on issues of forest workers was presented and made an enforced to the policy drafting committee

     

     

     

     

     

    Assignment 3: Field Hearing Project

    Name of the Project:

    Field Hearing project

    Project Starting Date:

    1st January, 2014

    Project Completing Date:

    30th December, 2014

    Project Area

    Kathmandu and Chepang community in Gorkha

    Household Covered

    210 HHs

    Funded By

    Equity for Sustainability (EfS)

    Activities Performed:

    • Filed hearing program- 10
    • Research and documentation
    • Meeting with stakeholders

    Outcomes of the Project

    • Captured the voice of voiceless from remote communities and forwarded the UN Millennium goal documents,
    • Identified the issues of advocacy for equitable resource distribution and utilization.
    • Policy feedback provided to government for the effective program for those deprived people

     

    Assignment 4: Capacity Building to southern civil society organization on REDD+

    Name of the Project:

    Capacity Building to Southern Civil Society Organization on REDD+

    Project Starting Date:

    1st January, 2014

    Project Completing Date:

    30th August, 2014

    Project Area

    Nepal

    Funded By

    World Bank, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and Nepal Law Society

    Total Budget

    NRs. 3,000,000.00

    Activities Performed:

    • Regular meeting with alliance – 2
    • Workshop and meeting on REDD+, climate change - 3
    • National Level ToT on REDD+ -1
    • Regional level TOT on REDD+-2
    • District level training on REDD+ -5

    Outcomes of the Project

    • Around 700 participants from different districts and institutions have received knowledge on TOT on REDD+ and diverse perspective of REDD+.
    • Number of participants has committed to mainstreamed climate change and REDD+ issues in their working issues and strategic plan.
    • Knowledge and skill on TOT was enhanced.
    • A strong network has been formed for the effective implementation and policy advocacy on REDD+ through this project.

     

    Assignment 5: Policy Advocacy for Forest Workers’ Rights in Forest Sector Strategy

    Name of the Project:

    Policy Advocacy for Forest Workers’ Rights in Forest Sector Strategy

    Project Starting Date:

    15 August , 2013

    Project Completing Date:

    16 December, 2013

    Project Area

    Kathmandu

    Funded By

    WWF Nepal

    Activities Performed:

    Type and detailed narrative description of project:

    • To prepare list of policy issues to have the issues of forest workers included in the ten years long term strategy being prepared by the government of Nepal.
    • To draw attention, on the basis of formulated policy issues through mutual discussion about the rights and welfare of the forest workers with the high level personnel of Nepal government, MoFSC and various departments
    • To validate and finalize forest workers’ policy issues through the workshop participated by national level stakeholders and to submit it to the strategy drafting team and strategy formulation committee of forest sector. 

    Nature of service provided:

    • Regular meeting with alliance - 7
    •  Workshop organized - 4
    • Meeting and interaction organized with CA members, politician and forest officials - 3
    • Meeting with trade union leaders – 4

    Outcomes of the Project

    • Forest policy brief prepared and submitted to strategy drafting team and strategy formulation committee of forest sector. 
    • 5 interaction meeting was done to identify the issues of forest workers that should be addressed though policy. 
    • Interaction among high level personnel of MoFSC was done.
    • A day long workshop on issues of forest workers was

    presented and made an enforced to the policy drafting committee

     

    Assignment 6: Interaction Program on Forest Conservation and Forest Based Workers Relation

    Name of the Project:

    Interaction Program on Forest Conservation and Forest Based Workers Relation

    Project Starting Date:

    9th October 2012,

    Project Completing Date:

    15th October, 2012

    Project Area

    Kathmandu

    Funded By

    WWF Nepal

    Total Budget

    NRs. 32,000.00

    Activities Performed:

    • Roundtable discussion
    • Suggestion and Question answer  session

    Outcomes of the Project

    • Understanding and review regarding the general concepts on conservation of forest and forest based Workers Relation
    •  Final Interaction Report

     

    Assignment 7: Capacity Building Training to Community Forest Users Group

    Name of the Project:

    Capacity Building Training to Community Forest Users Group in 10 districts of Nepal

    Project Starting Date:

    June 2007

    Project Completing Date:

    July 2009

    Project Area

    Ten districts of Nepal

    Household Covered

    1222 HHs

    Funded By

    FECOFUN

    Activities Performed:

    Provided the training to member of community forest users group, CECOFUN district chapter.

    The content of the training were:

    • Climate change, D&D, mitigation and adaption, forest management strategy
    • Biodiversity conservation
    • Organization development,
    • Facilitation skill
    • TOT etc
    • Advocacy

     

    Outcomes of the Project

    • 1222 members from various districts trained throughout the project.
    • 7 strategic plans of 7 FECOFUN district chapters developed.
    • Total 100+ advocacy plan developed and advocacy campaign held.
    • Numbers of trained people in the course of the project are currently doing Training Facilitation in Nepal.

    Contributed the conservation of biodiversity, effective management and succession of FECOFUN program in Nepal.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

     

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