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An International meeting on Twenty-five years of community forestry: Mapping tree dynamics in Nepal

"An International meeting on Twenty-five years of community forestry: Mapping tree dynamics in Nepal" science meeting was held at Hotel Annapurna from 29th November 2018 to 30th November 2018. The meeting was jointly organized by Resources Himalaya Foundation, ForestAction Nepal and East –West Center. The meeting was attended by representative from various INGOS, NGOs and governmental organizations. The inaugural session of the program was chaired by Professor Ram Bahadur Chhetri.

The first day of the meeting had three technical sessions. The first technical session for the first day was chaired by Professor Pitambar Sharma, second technical session was chaired by Dr. Ambika Gautam and the third technical session was chaired by Dr. Jeff Fox. The major topics that were covered during the first day were land cover change in Nepal and forest cover change in Nepal. Ms. Samata Manandhar, Researcher from ForestAction Nepal presented on the topic “Community forestry in the changing rural dynamics in Nepal” during the third technical session.

The second day of the meeting had two technical session. The first session was chaired by Jamon Van Den Hoek and the second session was chaired by Professor Krishna R. Tiwari. The major topics that were covered during the second day were Forest Monitoring and Drivers of Change in Nepal.

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