Himalayan Community Carbon

Himalayan Community Carbon

ESSENCE:

This project provide a chance to have impact in a country that severely lacks resources for sustainable development and conservation.  This coupled with the devastation of the 2015 earthquake, make it crucial that the project attracts investors.  In the early stages of the project, thousands of villagers were engaged through the village forest user groups, and many people consider Rupantaran, working from Kathmandu, to be well placed to lead the world in this kind of community forestry.  It is currently working in 4 administrative ‘districts’ of Nepal.

The project is about empowering communities to improve their relationship with the forests making it sustainable. The communities are very well organised and facilitated by Rupantaran, a social enterprise that consolidated the experience of a team that has worked for the last decade on community forestry in Nepal.

IMPACTS:

they have taken community forestry to a new level, if you ask anyone in the world where the best community forestry is practiced it’s in Nepal” Willie McGhee, Plan Vivo project development consultant