A district level inception meeting of EnLiFT II for Sindhupalchowk was held on 6 February, 2019 at District Coordination Committee’s Meeting Hall, Chautara. The major objective of program was to develop a common understanding among stakeholders of project .The meeting was attended by key forestry relevant stakeholders including Divisional Forest Office, District Coordination Committee, local government, FECOFUN, CFUGs and Media. Ms Bal Kumari Shakya, Vice Chairperson, District Coordination Committee was the chief guest of the meeting and the meeting was chaired by Mr. Devi Pokhrel, Divisional Forest Officer. Pokhrel welcomed participants, introduced the event and presented the overall status of forest management in the district. It was followed by brief presentation on potential of pine forest management by Mr. Shambhu Dangal. Finally, Naya Sharma Paudel, the In- country Co-ordinator of EnLiFT II, presented the objective, strategies, activities and expected achievements of the project along with its proposed sites. The participants commented and provided good feedback to the project implementation. With this inception, the project formally started in the district and opened up further actions at the site level. The inception workshop was a good opportunity to inform stakeholders and get their comments and feedback on it.