Completed Projects

Community Based Adaptive Learning in Management of Conflicts and Natural Resources in Bangladesh and Nepal (CALCNR)
  • Period: 01/01/2014 – 01/12/2017
  • Financial Support: Middlesex University /NWO

The project will address knowledge gaps between community management of natural resources, local adaptation innovations and national policy debates over climate change and conflict, through four focal areas: 1. Enhancing understanding and generating evidence on community institutions and how they perform over issues of NR conflicts (including identification of factors underlying any switches between co-operation and conflict); 2.Examining the impacts of climate change induced bio-physical changes on human-NR interactions, and how far this exacerbates any natural resource conflicts; 3. Analysing how and to what extent the mainstream and new (climate change responsive) policies favour or disfavour minimising conflicts and facilitate co-operation in NR management; and 4. Developing adaptive learning frameworks for managing climate induced conflicts and enhancing cooperation through testing these among existing CBO networks.

Analyzing the investment effects of forest rights devolution
  • Period: 01/05/2017 – 01/12/2017
  • Financial Support: CIFOR

The main objectives of the project are to 1.Conduct research on three key dimensions of investment in CF enterprises a) legal/ regulatory barriers on investment b) Non regulatory aspects of investment c) equity outcomes of different modalities of investment. 2. Communication and policy engagement 3.Building capacity for increased investment in CF.

Research on Community Forestry and Pro-Poor Climate Policy in Nepal, Round 2
  • Period: 14/08/2015 – 01/06/2017
  • Financial Support: PSU, USA

The main objectives of the project are listed below: 1. Analysis of existing and newly collected socio-economic and forestry data using appropriate and state-of-art econometric methods 2.Focus group discussion on the key areas of opportunity and concerns with CBFM and future implications of REDD on them 3. Choice experiment that utilizes hypothetical scenario that offer CFUGs and non-CF members the opportunity to consider REDD in the future.

Study Tour on Community Forest, Wetland and Protected Area Co- Management in Nepal
  • Period: 01/11/2016 – 01/11/2017
  • Financial Support: University of California, Berkeley

The project intends to: 1. Help understand the government officials, development professionals and CSO leaders on the evolution of policy and practice for forest and wetland protected area co-management in Nepal 2. Help understand the visiting team on the evolution of policy and practice for community forestry in Nepal, good practices, lessons and challenges; 3. Foster relation between ForestAction and Winrock International, Bangladesh.

Migration and gendered landscapes: Adding a gender dimension to CIFOR’s research on mobility
  • Period: 16/05/2016 – 15/12/2017
  • Financial Support: CIFOR,Indonesia

The main objectives of the project is a) Identify and examine the extent of privately-owned land being ‘underutilized’ and/or ‘abandoned’ in forested landscapes. b) Explore the degree, patterns and mechanisms of migrations’ contribution to such land use change. c) Examine either these observed changes are empowering or disempowering for ‘women who are left behind. d) Suggest policy, institutional configuration and intervention-related options for facilitating the empowerment of women.

Political – Economic Perspective Prespectives of Nepali Agriculture Project
  • Period: 01/02/2016 – 31/01/2017
  • Financial Support: FASTENOPFER
Mentoring and Advisory Service on Food and Agriculture
  • Period: 01/05/2014 – 30/04/2017
  • Financial Support: FASTENOPFER

The main objectives of the project is to provide technical support to Karnali agriculture and food concern group and other Fastenopfer partners on agricultural issues.