1. Project Name: Enhanching livelihoods and food security from agroforesty and community forestry in Nepal
Project Period: 1 January 2013 to 31 Dec 2016
Financial Support: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACAIR)
The aim of this project is to enhance livelihoods and food security from improved management of AF, CF and UUL in the Hills of Nepal are 1) Improved management of AF/CF systems including improved silvicultural practices, and institutional and governance models; 2) Critical analysis of when, how and to what extent AF/CF can enhance food security and improve livelihoods; 3) Insights on improving/creating new markets for AF/CF products; 4) Demonstrated approaches to bring abandoned agricultural land back into productive and equitable use; 5) Demonstration sites and extension material to disseminate the new knowledge; 6) A knowledge base to support reforms in policy and regulatory provisions towards enhanced food security and livelihoods.
2. Project Name: Climate Change and Rural Institution
Project Period: 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2015
Financial Support: Danish Institute For International Studies
Overall Objectives of the project are: Improved adption to climate change in rural areas through policy development that stimulates innovation among meso-level institutional actors. Read More
3. Project Name: Underestanding the driver-commodities-gender nexux in Nepal
Project Period: 1 July 2014 to 20 march 2015
Financial Support: IIED
The main objectives are 1) How to men and women respond to policies as drivers of change in forest cover and land uses? 2) what do men and women gain from the current land uses ? 3) REDD+ is a performances based payment mechanisms – what are the men and women's performances to different REDD+ benefits and incentives ? 4) What are the trade- offs between income and carbon? What are the potential net gains (for Men and Women)from adoption emission reducing activitie.
4. Project Name: Multi Stakeholder Forestry Program (MSFP)
Project Period: March 2013 to Feb 2015
Financial Support: SSU (LOT 1)
The objective of the project are 1.Provide strategic direction to the program and support on broader policies and procedures for program implementation 2. Support to linkage among RRN, ForestAction and Multistakeholder Forestry Program in terms of donor's funding policies and development strategies 3. Promote complementarities between MSFP and other RRN implemented projects and programs 4. Ensure effective delivery of project outputs in four districts (Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Tehrathum and Dhankuta) of Nepal
5. Project Name: Thimatic Review and Preparation of good practive paper on verious themmes to documentation the implementation learning from MSFP
Project Period: 17 Nov 2014 to 15 Oct 2015
Financial Support: Muiti Stakeholder Forestry Programme
The main objective of this project are 1.To identify and document the good practices/local innovations evolved during the initial phase of MSFP implementation and in order to inform the next phase of the programme. 2.To identify and analyse the specific contextual /strategic intervention for innovation in forestry; and 3. Identify, examine and synthesize the innovations that could contribute to livelihood and climate resilience of forest dependent communities in Nepal.
6. Project Name: Community Based Adaptive Learning in management of Conflicts and Natural Resources in Bangladesh and Nepal (CALCNR)
Project Period: 1 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2016
Financial Support: Middlesex Univercity / CoCooN
The project will address knowledge gaps between community management of natural resources, local adaptation innovations and national policy debates over climate change and conflict, through four focal areas: 1. Enhancing understanding and generating evidence on community institutions and how they perform over issues of NR conflicts (including identification of factors underlying any switches between cooperation and conflict); 2.Examining the impacts of climate change induced biophysical changes on human-NR interactions, and how far this exacerbates any natural resource conflicts; 3. Analysing how and to what extent mainstream and new (climate change responsive) policies favour or disfavour minimising conflicts and facilitate co-operation in NR management; and 4. Developing adaptive learning frameworks for managing climate induced conflicts and enhancing cooperation through testing these among existing CBO networks.
7. Project Name: Organizing and empowering farmers and Civil Socity Oraganization for National agriculture policy influence
Project Period: 1 April 2014 to 30 March 2015
Financial Support: OXFAM Hong Kong
The major objectives of the project include the followings: 1. Organizing and empowering farmers and their networks to claim their access and to control over land, water and natural resources through raising their voices and engage in the policy formulation and influence processes related to agriculture, land and food security issues. 2.Lobbying with government and other stakeholders to increase investment in the productivity, resilience building, and sustainability of small-scale food producers, particularly women in Nepal 3. Engage with policy makers and stakeholders and facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue forums at VDCs, districts and national level. 4. Inform the wider public on key policy issues and options through publication and dissemination.
8. Project Name: Fostering multi stakeholder forest policy process through CSO engagement and dialogue
Project Period: 12 march 2014 to 30 April 2015
Finnancial Support: Muilti Stakeholder Forestry Programme
The main objectives of the Project are a) Capacitate CSOs for effective participation on the forest policy process through focused discussions on key policy agenda and informal meetings b) Carry out Diagnostic studies on key forest policy issues c) Facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues based on findings of the study on any specific policy agenda. The focus on this activity will be provided to other forest management regimes in order to scale up and scale out the lessons of community forestry.
9. Project Name: Concering food security through community forestry : An action reserch on policy institution and management
Project Period: 3 March 2014 to 30 May 2015
Finnancial Support: Muilti Stakeholder Forestry Programme
The main objectives of the Project are 1) Explore and understand different pathways that link CF with food security 2) Understand the policy, regulatory, institutional and technological constraints that limit community forestry's contribution to food securit 3) Explain why some groups have performed better than others in linking CF management with food security 4) Draw Lessons on what works in specific situation and how can it be improved disseminate the findings to wider audience .