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Developing climate-resilient community forest management and operational plans




Ilam, Dhankuta, and Morang

Date & Time

11 November 2021 to 15 November 2021

About the workshop

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


Expected outcomes

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.


Workshop dates

11 November – Ilam

14 November – Dhankuta

15 November – Morang



The agenda for all three workshops will be the same.

Time (in NPT) Programme Resource persons  
09:00-10:00 Registration Nabin Bhattarai, Forest Land Restoration & REDD Research Associate, ICIMOD
10:00-10:15 Welcome and introductions

Presentation of the agenda, paired introductions, house rules

Bhaskar Singh Karky, Programme Coordinator – REDD+ Initiative, ICIMOD/Nabin Bhattarai, ICIMOD  
10:15-11:00 Climate change and mitigation options

Introduction on climate change and options for mitigation

Bhaskar Singh Karky, ICIMOD


11:00-11:30 Group photo/coffee
11:30-12:00 Climate resilient plans

Objectives and importance of climate-resilient plans

Tulasi Sangraula, Province 1 Chair, FECOFUN  
12:00-12:30 Integration of SRAP approach in climate-resilient plans

Introduction on SRAP approach in developing climate-resilient operation plans

Nabin Bhattarai, ICIMOD  
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Climate finance with MRV

Introduction to principles and compliance of climate finance

Bhaskar Singh Karky, ICIMOD
14:15-15:00 Discussion  
15:00-15:45 Biodiversity monitoring techniques

Introduction and process for Biodiversity Monitoring Protocol for REDD+

Nabin Bhattarai, ICIMOD  
15:45-16:45 Discussion on the integration of climate-resilient activities in operational plans Tulasi Sangraula, FECOFUN  
16:45-17:00 Way forward and closing remarks
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