Conflict Resolution in the Community Managed Forestry Program

PROJECT LOCATION Nuwakot, District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 2
OTHER STAFF 2
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR International Center for Self Governance (ICSG), USA
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 12
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 12
START DATE (Month/Year) September 1994
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) February 1995
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES US $ 5,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Virendra Nath Uprety was involved as Project Leader and was responsible for design of the project, site selection and overall monitoring and supervision of the project.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The major focus of "Conflict Resolution in the Community Managed Forestry Program in Kakani Village Development Committee" was to strengthen the institutional capacity of user groups/beneficiaries to identify and resolve conflicts in forest management and utilization.

Various intra and inter group conflicts relating to political, socio-economic, organizational, physical and environmental aspects were observed in the study site. The major cause of conflict was lack of participation of user groups in operation and management of community forest. Therefore, the project aimed to create an awareness/motivation among user groups in protection and development of forests. A self-governance strategy and an effective leadership skill were imparted to users to develop a sustainable mechanism for conflict resolution. An operational plan for efficient development and management of community forest was developed afterwhich the community forestry was handed over to the user group by the District Forest Office.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

CEAPRED provided Project Leader, support staff and logistic support to the Project.