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Plantation campaign for the conservation and revival of water sources in the Nibuwa-Tankhuwa Watershed


Dhankuta, Nepal

Date & Time

27 July 2022 to 02 August 2022

About the plantation campaign

This campaign aims to help conserve and revive water sources in the Nibuwa-Tankhuwa Watershed in Dhankuta, . We will plant around 50,000 seedlings/saplings of 15 different native species in different pockets of areas that we identified through field data analysis and stakeholder consultation.

We are organising this campaign in collaboration with Dhankuta Municipality, Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Office (SCWMO), District Forest Office, and Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN).

These efforts will complement the Nibuwa-Tankhuwa Watershed Management Plan (NTWMP), which was prepared following research and multi-stakeholder consultations between the communities and key stakeholders of the Nibuwa-Tankhuwa Watershed from 2018 to 2020. The plan builds on the sub-watershed management guidelines of the Department of Forests and Soil Conservation and adds to critical topics such as springshed management and institutional mechanisms for implementation.

The NTWMP primarily aims to assist decision makers and practitioners at the ward, municipality, basin, and national levels to understand the watershed’s status, problems, issues, risks, and opportunities, and to leverage investments for improving watershed management in both the short and long term.



Day 1 (26 July 2022) 

Time  Activity  Facilitator 
07:30–09:30  Opening remarks – Mayor, Dhankuta Municipality Municipality/ICIMOD
Remarks – ICIMOD
Remarks – DFO
Remarks – SCWMO
Remarks – Pakhribas
Remarks – Army
Remarks – Police
Remarks – Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality
09:30–12:30  Plantation
12:30–13:30  Lunch break
13:30–15:30  Plantation

Days 2–6 (27 July 2022–1 August 2022) 

Time Programme
07:30–15:00  Plantation


Day 7 (2 August 2022) 

Time Programme Facilitator
10:00–12:00  Plantation
12:00–13:00  Lunch break
13:00–14:30  Venue: Project sites in Dhoje Danda and Suke Pokhari

Plantation in the demo sites by

  • Pema Gyamtsho, Director General, ICIMOD
  • Chintan Tamang, Mayor, Dhankuta Municipality
  • Chattra Subba, Chairperson, Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality
  • DFO
14:30–16:00  Closing remarks by



Rural Municipality




Nepal Army

Nepal Police

Municipal Police

16:00–16:10  Closing of the plantation campaign Municipality