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ForestAction Nepal

Collaborative processes for social equity

ForestAction Nepal
Nepal | Founded in 2000 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2018 

Established in 2000, Forest Action is a Nepal-based non-governmental organization whose members are environmental activists focused on achieving productive, sustainable, and equitable forest management.

Working with the research community, civil society groups, and government agencies, ForestAction uses an interactive approach to policy research and dialogue that builds deliberative and collaborative processes of stakeholder engagement. Forest Action believes in policy and practice that balances economic productivity, environmental sustainability, and social equity.

ForestAction works widely on environmental issues and their main success has been in transforming Nepal’s forest governance and policy making environment. From what was once a traditional, top-down, state-centric approach, ForestAction has led the way towards a community-based governance system, supported by multi-stakeholder processes and evidence-based policy making.