Who we are
Established in 2000, Forest Resource Studies and Action Team (ForestAction) Nepal is a learning oriented, not-for-profit and politically non-aligned, self governed, professional civil society organization. It focuses on research and policy dialogue for productive, equitable and sustainable forest and natural resource management. It blends professional knowledge with citizen power to build pressure for change. Since establishment, it has been working as a key player in forestry and natural resource management sector in Nepal through its dedicated and multidisciplinary team of professionals who combine their knowledge of natural and social science together in critical action research and policy dialogue. Their main areas of expertise are in: policy process, decentralization, community and local governance, social learning, institutional processes, gender and social inclusion, livelihood promotion, innovation system, critical analysis, knowledge management and publication.
Environmentally sustainable society, free from poverty and injustice.
Policy, institutional and technical innovations to promote equitable, effective and sustainable management of natural resources.
To influence public policy process and empower forest and natural resource dependent communities particularly the poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups in taking control and playing active role in forest and natural resources management and drawing sustained flow of livelihood benefits.
Our Guiding principles:
The three core principles that guide the activities of ForestAction are:
Deliberative governance – Deliberative governance is an approach for democratic processes in which citizens are allowed to participate in a meaningful dialogue without any coercion and manipulation. The process provides public spaces to all the members for creating and achieving organizational vision, mission and objectives.
Transformative learning – Transformative learning involves a shift in the structure of the basic premises of thoughts, feelings and actions at the organizational level. This is a shift of consciousness that permanently alters one’s way of being in organizational life. It also seeks an alternative approach to be associated to the organization and one’s sense of possibilities for justice and peace.
Collaborative engagement – ForestAction engages itself with partner organizations nurturing the collaborative culture to plan and implement its program for positive and productive outcome and it values the mutual respect and recognition of contribution made by the partner organizations.