Programs

  • [:en]Climate Change Adaptation Program[:]

    The sustainable management of water resources in Nepal depends on addressing climate change and protecting healthy and biodiverse ecosystems, which requires thatstakeholders have the abilityto manage fresh water resources and biodiversity in an appropriate manner. In this context, with an overall objective of contributing to enhance watershed health, we were awarded a grantby USAID’s Program for Aquatic Natural Resources Improvement (PANI). With support from this grant, we helped indigenous peoples of Lower Mahakali and Raptiwatersheds of Kanchanpur and Dang to reduce threats to freshwater biodiversity in their river basins. We worked to enhance the ability of the communities to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change through improved water management. Together with PANI, we collected and/or analyze data of the Mahakaliand Rapti river basins. The survey contained information about the livelihoods and traditional practicesof indigenous peoples that informs policies and programs for improving watershed health.  Likewise, we conducted trainings for indigenous peoples of these watershed areas to advocate for and implement participatory, multi-stakeholder integrated water resource management recognizingindigenous peoples’ customary law and practices. All of these efforts will eventually help to reduce threats to freshwater biodiversity and increase the ability of the communities to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.
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  • Strengthening Capacity of Nepal’s Indigenous Nationalities to Adapt to Climate Change at the Grassroots and Central Levels Read More
  • Forest Mapping and Territory Delineation

    Forest Mapping and Territory Delineation

    Territory mapping, boundary delineation and Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) is another component of our work. These tasks are important for providing information about indigenous peoples’ forest, land, territories and resources. The extent of forests, its distribution, density, biodiversity, livelihood and culture, and many more social and cultural aspect related to indigenous peoples rights, can be documented through the mapping and inventory, which presents evidence-based document for advocating indigenous peoples’ rights over land, territories and resources. Mapping is also essential in estimation of carbon storage in a forest. We mapped indigenous peoples’ forest in Khasur Lamjung (337 hectors), Dura Danda Lamjung (1092 hectors), and Jamuna Ilam (979 hectors). .
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  • Livelihood Program जीविकोपार्जन कार्यक्रमहरु

    Livelihood Program जीविकोपार्जन कार्यक्रमहरु

    We have been supporting livelihood of indigenous peoples in the demonstration area since 2009. Traditional livelihood program is linked with forest conservation and promotion of traditional skills, knowledge and practices of indigenous peoples. This initiative aims to promote and protect life ways of indigenous peoples by ensuring their rights over forest, land, territories and resources.
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  • Participatory Baseline Survey and planning on Livelihood Program Read More
  • School Program बिद्यालय कार्यक्रमहरु

    School Program बिद्यालय कार्यक्रमहरु

    We supported School Program with a purpose of educating new generation about climate change and REDD+ in relation to indigenous peoples, a twenty-credit hours local curriculum on “Climate change, REDD+ and indigenous peoples” for grade 4 and 5, in 23 schools in the country.
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