Design and setting up of a governance and payment system for Nepal’s community forest management under Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) - Phase II

Starting Date: July 2010
Ending Date: May 2013
Location: Dolakha, Gorkha and Chitwan districts
Donor(s): Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Implementation Partner(s): International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development(ICIMOD) and Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN)

The main goal of the project was to set up a national demonstrational governance and payment system for emission reduction through sustainable forest management which benefits local communities in general and indigenous people in particular in 3 watershed areas of Nepal.

To achieve this goal, the objective of the pilot project was to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of civil society actors in Nepal to ensure their active
    engagement in the planning and preparation of national REDD-strategies.
  • Facilitate the establishment a Forest Carbon Trust Fund that is sustainable, equitable and creditable in the long run.
  • Contribute to the development of REDD strategies that can effectively and efficiently monitor carbon flux in community managed forests.
  • Provide a high degree of replicability and applicability and act as a model- “paving the way for new practices” not only for the Hindu Kush Himalaya region (ICIMOD members countries) but globally wherever CFM is practiced.