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Ilam, Dhankuta, and Morang
11 November 2021 to
15 November 2021
Bhaskar Singh Karky & Nabin Bhattarai
ICIMOD has been providing support to the Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN) in Province-1 to develop the project “Moving towards climate resilient community forestry (CRCF) in Eastern Himalaya, Nepal”, supported by an International Climate Initiative (IKI) grant. The project aims to strengthen climate resilience of community forestry institutions for adapting to the impacts of climate change, enhance forest carbon sinks, and support biodiversity conservation.
This workshop will also underline how local actions can contribute to global climate actions by developing new management and operational plans that yield greater benefits to the local communities and enhance ecosystem services of forested landscapes. This workshop will also provide orientation on how the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities can be improved through forest restoration and sustainable forest management.
This workshop aims to provide guidance to the members of the CFUGs and other stakeholders in developing climate-resilient plans under the “Moving towards climate resilient community forestry (CRCF) in Eastern Himalaya, Nepal” project supported by IKI BMU. The training workshops, which will continue through 2022, also mark our engagement in promoting the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) by engaging with local communities to restore degraded lands in Province-1 of KL. This activity also provides the REDD+ programme with an opportunity to scale-up our lessons learnt through partner institutions.
The framework for this workshop is based on the Sub-national REDD+ Action Plan and biodiversity monitoring protocol. The actual climate-resilient plans will be developed by the CFUGs themselves after the training and implemented with the grant received from IKI with our technical assistance.
Selected leaders of FECOFUN from Province-1 will participate in this training
Following this training programme, members of FECOFUN Province-1 will gain the technical capacity to develop forestry plans that integrate and address climate concerns. We also expect 50 CFUGs to develop climate-resilient operational plans and implement them before the end of 2022.
11 November – Ilam
14 November – Dhankuta
15 November – Morang
The agenda for all three workshops will be the same.
Presentation of the agenda, paired introductions, house rules
Introduction on climate change and options for mitigation
Objectives and importance of climate-resilient plans
Introduction on SRAP approach in developing climate-resilient operation plans
Introduction to principles and compliance of climate finance
Introduction and process for Biodiversity Monitoring Protocol for REDD+