A National Policy Dialogue on Chure Management was held in Department of Forestry, Babarmahal. The event was organized by ForestAction Nepal, Nepal Foresters’ Association (NFA) and Nepal Forester Technician Association (NeFTA), on 27 December, 2015. The purpose of the program was discussion on Chure Management amongst all stakeholders. The participants were from organizations such as AFFON, HIMAWANTI, MFSC, NAFAN, NeFTA, NFA, ForestAction Nepal, NRPP/Radio, HELVETAS, FECOFUN, Nepal engineering college, COFSUN-Nepal, Foresters, DoF, DFAN, FFM, MSFP-PCO and a few member of parliament.
First presentation was by Vijay Raj Subedi of Department of Forestry (DoF) on, “Chure conservation, its management and questions and suggestions regarding the same”. Second presentation was by Dr. Naya Sharma Paudel of ForestAction Nepal on, “Chure Conservation interventions: Alienation of local people and potential consequences to collective actions on forest commons”.The 6 Panelists of the Program were Hari Rokka- former Member of Parliament, Dr. Keshav Kandel- forestry specialist, Dr. Nagendra Yadav- forester/ former member of President Chure-Tarai Madesh Conservation Development Board, Shekhar Yadav- DFO/NFA, Shanta Chaudhary – Former Member of Parliament and Ganesh Karki- FECOFUN.