Annual Report 2003

Management of Knowledge System in Natural Resource Management – Exploring Policy and Institutional Framework in Nepal: This project has been awarded to ForestAction by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) through research on Knowledge Systems Competition 2002 – 2003. The study on knowledge systems aims to make a significant contribution in improving policy and institutional frameworks for managing knowledge systems in Nepal. For this purpose, the study intends to understand, explicate and analyze selected natural resource institutions at local, sub-national and national levels. One specific objective of this study will be to explore ways in which knowledge is perceived, approached, communicated and applied in natural resource management sector (mainly forestry, irrigation and agriculture). Besides, it also proposes to investigate policy and institutional frameworks for effective management of natural resource knowledge systems at strategic and operational levels in Nepal. The project was started in November 2003 and will last for one and a half years.