Interim Forestry Project (IFP)

Interim Forestry Project (IFP) is the succeeding project of Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP). The project started from July 2011 to April 2012. The overall objective of the project is to provide continued forestry and livelihoods services to forestry groups in 18 ex-LFP (Livelihoods and Forestry Programme) and ex-NSCFP (Nepal Swiss Community Forestry Project) districts, focusing on promoting multi-stakeholder governance, enhancing livelihoods of poor, excluded and climate vulnerable communities, helping to enrich the forest resources and environmental services along with the monitoring, reporting and communication.

The project followed different approaches according to area specific context and practices. Activities are delivered through local implementing agencies [NGOs, Networks] in close coordination with local government.  Joint monitoring with local stakeholders was performed to ensure the effectiveness of this project.

The project locations are distributed across 18 districts of Nepal.

  • Central:Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Khotang
  • East: Dhankuta, Terhathum, Shankhuwasabha and Bhojpur
  • West: Baglung, Parbat, Myagdi,
  • Terai :Kapilvastu, Rupandehi and Nawalparasi
  • Midwest: Dang, Salyan, Pyuthan, Rukum and Rolpa

Project activities:

  • Management of NGO partners and local implementing agencies
  • Fund management and achieving value for money
  • Promoting good governance in  forest user groups
  • Creating and strengthening multi-stakeholder forums at VDC and DDC levels
  • Ensuring active and inclusive targeting of poor, excluded and climate vulnerable households for social and economic empowerment
  • Capacity development of forest users groups
  • Strengthening and stimulating  sustainable forest based enterprises
  • Enhancing forest resources and environmental services
  • Helping forest users groups and theri networks to develop and implement climate change adaptation plans through the process of social mobilisation