FLEGT – National Inception Workshop

14th November 2014 – A national inception workshop was conducted in Kathmandu under the chairmanship of Dr. Rajan Pokharel, Director General of Department of Forest.  Details about the project was shared among 28 participants representing MoFSC, DoF, DFO, FECOFUN and various relevant organizations present in the workshop.

The participating members expressed their remarks for the successful implementation of the project. Considering its important yet sensitive nature of the project, preparation to handle unintended circumstances during project implementation is necessary. The programme was admired by everyone and suggested to build good coordination with relevant stakeholders and include timber traders along with. Necessary guidelines, manuals and documents were suggested to develop for the effective implementation.

FLEGT – Formulation of Project Advisory Committee and regular meetings

15th August 2014 – A Project Advisory Committee (PAC) chaired by Director General of Department of Forests was formulated convening different agencies for providing advice/suggestion and guidance for the successful implementation of the project based on approved Logframe and Implementation plan. Nine membered committee was formed with defined terms of reference.

The committee is responsible to approve plan and programmes of the project, review progress and provide feedback, facilitate to mainstream the project activities in the government programme, formulate technical committee, facilitate to resolve any issues, conflicts that may arise during project implementation.

PAC convene the meeting twice a year however meeting is called at different time as per need.