FOREST AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

Our Project

GEF-7 Inclusive Conservation Initiative

Country

Nepal

Duration of Assignment (Years)

July 2022-Ongoing (ProDoc Development Phase)

Name for Donor/Funding Partner

GEF-7 ICI (IUCN/CI)

Location 

Mustang, Manang, Lamjung and some areas of Kaski and Myagdi districts in the Annapurna Conservation Area

Consortium Partners

N/A

Narative Description of Project

Supporting livelihood activities and engagement of IP and local communities in conservation activities.
✤ Enhance capacities of local institutions (CAMC- Conservation Area Management Council (potential new institution post-handover of ACA to communities) and CAMCs- Conservation
Area Management Committees) and individuals of IPLCs in the ACA for better rights-based advocacy and governance of natural resources management, biodiversity conservation and
climate change pertaining to global environment benefits;
✤ Enhance capacities of customary institutions of Indigneous Peoples such as Mukhiya System: Gau Mukhiya, Mir Mukhiya in Thakali, Ghyamba in Baragungle, Mithewa in Manang etc,
NEFIN’s member organizations/ IPOs and its loal chapters/PCCs/DCCs/VCCS, for better rights-based advocacy and governance of natural resources management, biodiversity
conservation and climate change pertaining to global environment benefits;
✤ Promote sustainable, participatory, just and responsible natural resource management practices, REDD+ and biodiversity conservation ensuring gender and social inclusion in the ACA;
✤ Develop IPLC-based green enterprises and scope PES (Payment for Environment Services) and or biodiversity financing mechanisms to strengthen financial and economic sustainability of IPLC in the ACA;
 Promote nature-and culture-based solutions to build IPLC’s and ecosystems climate resilience generating mitigation co-benefits and building on local, traditional and indigenous knowledge in the ACA;
 Documenting and disseminating the knowledge of IPLCs and practices on environment conservation, natural resources management and biodiversity conservation;
 Provide support for the better conservation of the cultural sites or territories with conservation values.
 Support the local government for the management of local environmental pollution;
 Discuss and develop benefits sharing mechanism on the revenues raised in the ACA between the Gandaki Province, Conservation Area Management Council and Conservation Area Management Committees in the new governance structure;

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