Preliminary Assessment for Piloting of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Rupantaran Nepal conducted a preliminary assessment for piloting PES under the financial assistance of Care Nepal in 2013.

Objectives

1. Review PES related relevant policies and practices in Nepal and at international level

2. List out the important ES available in the selected VDCs of the Lamjung districts and prioritize the top two ES among them

3. Create scenario maps and valuate  of the prioritized ES

4. Identify key stakeholders of the prioritized ES and their role to maintain, manage and/or restore the ES

5. Provide recommendations for possible strategies or models for PES initiatives in Lamjung.

Key Activities

1. Review international national policies and practices  of PES

2. Carry out consultations  at the district level to identify an important ES in the selected VDCs of Lamjung, prioritize them and identify top two ES among them

3. Identify the role of relevant stakeholders to protect, manage or restore the prioritized ES

4. Collect primary and secondary data needed for the valuation of the prioritized ES

5. Map out the distribution of the prioritized ES in the selected VDCs of Lamjung, do valuation of them and create scenario maps at different situation.

6. Present the results from valuation and scenario maps of the prioritized ES at the second district level stakeholders’ consultation and identify their interest to protect, manage or restore the service.

7. Recommend for possible strategies or models of PES initiative in Lamjung.

Project outcomes

1. Inception report with detailed outline of the study and background information needed for PES, its valuation and practices at international and national levels

2. Draft report after the field visit to ensure the data gathered from the field visits and consultations

3. Second draft report after detailed analysis of the data gathered from the field visits and consultations

4. Final report including the list of ES, its priority ranking, valuation, scenario maps, stakeholders interest and possible strategies for PES in Lamjung after incorporating the comments from the supervision team.

Involvement of women, marginalised and disadvantages people

Number of marginalised or disadvantaged  people who were involved in the project as professionals/core staff members were women (7), Dalit (3); Janajati (14). Professionals whose hometown was located in Mid and Far West districts (7).