GESI and Governance Mainstreaming in Community Forestry Regime
Poonam Pant Bhatta
Community-Based Forestry Supporters' Network (COFSUN), Nepal
Community forestry in Nepal has been recognised as a successful conservation model that engages community and creates their ownership towards the conservation interventions. Department of Forests reports that nearly 35 percent of the population of Nepal is involved in community forestry management programme through 22,266 Community Forestry User Groups. Ensure the women leadership & Governance community forestry has the guideline. As a partner of Hariyo Ban Program, Federation of community forestry users Nepal (FECOFUN) has conducted base line survey to analyse the status of women leadership and governance in its 20 working district. And the result of base line survey had shown that only 14 % women are in decision making position while in matter of contribution more than 70% women are involved. Similarly in governance and livelihood Majority of the CFUGs are observed not to have performed PG assessment; wellbeing ranking and PHPA.
Keywords: Collaborative approach, community forestry, gender, governance, social inclusion, women leadership empowerment
Contact Address: Poonam Pant Bhatta, Community-Based Forestry Supporters' Network (COFSUN), Kathmandu, Nepal, e-mail: Poonambhatta18gmail.com