Projects

1. Mid Term Review For Sustainable Land Management Project in Churia Region, Nepal

Client: WWF/GEF/Government of Nepal

Year: 2016

Description:

The Sustainable Land Management in Churia Range, Nepal (GEF/WWF/GoN) Project (SLMNP) is a Pilot project aimed at reducing land degradation problem in Churia. It covers Churia area of Rautahat, Bara, Parsa and Makwanpur. The project objective is to substantially reduce degradation and maintain or improve conditions of agro-pastoral lands and Churia Sal and mixed forest areas in strategic project locations…” Specific aims are: a) substantially reduce degradation in 2,500 ha of agro-pastoral lands and 5,000 ha of forests by 2017 through integrated land and watershed management work in strategic locations.

This consultancy was offered to Dr. Madhav Karki on individual basis by the WWF, USA which is a GEF implementation agency. However, Dr. Karki requested WWF, USA to award the consultancy to CGED-Nepal although he performed the entire work with administrative and field work support from the CGED-Nepal fellow Mr. Sanjeev Poudel. The title of the consultancy is: Sustainable Land Management in Churia Range, Nepal (GEF/WWF/GoN) Project (SLMNP) is a Pilot project aimed at reducing land degradation problem in Churia. It covers Churia area of Rautahat, Bara, Parsa and Makwanpur. The project objective is to substantially reduce degradation and maintain or improve conditions of agro-pastoral lands and Churia Sal and mixed forest areas in strategic project locations…” Specific aims are: a) substantially reduce degradation in 2,500 ha of agro-pastoral lands and 5,000 ha of forests by 2017 through integrated land and watershed management work in strategic locations.

CGED-Nepal completed the Mid-term Review in March-April and submitted the final report which has been accepted and approved by the WWF/GEF, Washington DC.  The total value of the contract is 10,890 USD and most of the payment as per the contract has been made except for the vehicle hire.

2. Client : Nepal Herbs and Herbal Products Association (NEHHPA)

Preparation of Strategic Plan: 2016-2020

Nepal Herbs and Herbal Products Association (NEHHPA), an umbrella organization of Nepalese herbal producers, manufacturers and traders in the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) sector particularly covering Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) sub-sector, was established in 2002. NEHHPA is working to build sustainable business system for the promotion of herbs and herbal sector in Nepal. The purpose of this consultancy was to prepare the Strategic Plan of NEHHPA focusing on the recommendations of strategic action plans that could lead to improved organizational development and management of NEHHPA. The vision of the plan is:

Improved and enabling business environment and services for sustainable commercialization of MAP and NTFP resources in Nepal .

3. Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP)

Watershed Management PKG 1 along with JV- Integrated Development Society (IDS) Nepal.

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT Project (NGO PACKAGE 1)

CENTER FOR GREEN ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT NEPAL and INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY NEPAL AND – JV

CLIENT:  Government of Nepal, Ministry of Urban Development; High Powered Committee for Integrated development of the Bagmati Civilization  (HPCIDBC)

Project Summary

Contract No: 02- BRBIP/NGO- 2015/2016

Project Agreement Date: 29 June, 2016

Project Completion Date:  28 June, 2019

Project Period: 36 months

Project Area: Bagmati River Watershed (15.87 Km2 Bagmati Nadi)– Shivapuri Nagarjun NP (SNNP).

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BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF WORK
The Project component titled `NGO Package 1 – Watershed Management’ – WM in short in the Shivapuri National Park is being implemented by the joint venture (JV) of the Centre for Green Economy Development, Nepal (CGED, Nepal) and the Integrated Development Society, Nepal (IDS-N). The supervising agency of the project is BRBIP and the implementing agency is IDS-Nepal and CGED-Nepal JV. Total allocated budget for the project with the value added tax is 22,645,736.75, of which remuneration and management cost/reimbursable expenses is 12,800,875 and Provisional sum with contingencies is 7,239, 600.

The joint venture (JV) of the Centre for Green Economy Development, Nepal (CGED, Nepal) and Integrated Development Society, Nepal (IDS-N) is implementing the BRBIP project component titled `NGO Package 1 – Watershed Management’ – WM in short in the Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park (SNNP). This inception report describes the scope of work, technical approach and methodology, work plan, schedule of work of national experts and mobilization plan of other human resources, areas of intervention, logical framework and deliverable plan. This Inception Report highlights the work accomplished so far and methods of implementation and community based approaches to be used as programme of the watershed project component. While the major activities proposed by the consultant in their Technical Proposal remains the same, the refined activities in this report are made more implementable and fine-tuned to meet the needs of the BRBIP by contributing to the Output 3 which is `increased water availability during the dry season and watershed conservation’ .

The WM contributes to the Vision of `healthy watershed and ecosystem can lead to healthy Bagmati River Basin (BRB)’ which is based on the notion that prosperous upstream BRB watershed community living in harmony with nature can provide increased water and ecosystem services for the downstream community’. The project mission is to work `in an integrated, holistic, participatory, consultative, facilitative, communicative, interactive and coordinated manner with all the stakeholders in the watershed to achieve a common goal of developing healthy watershed’. The primary objective of the WM will be “to design and pilot participatory integrated watershed management (PIWM) framework to rehabilitate degraded areas, restore terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem of the watershed and improve livelihoods of the communities by enhancing capacity and access of the people living in the buffer zone areas of SNNP watershed sustainably by enhancing the supply of their food, water, energy and ecological needs.

The expected Watershed Components outcomes of the Project are:

1) Rehabilitated upper Bagmati sub-watersheds providing better livelihoods to basin community,

2) Awareness built on eco-friendly environment conservation leading to more effective buffer zone user groups and committees; and

3) Enhanced conservation based livelihoods opportunities for settlement community gains local ownership and sustainable management practices.

  • Watershed Component outputs center on developing a balanced conservation and livelihoods opportunities and assets for local communities. Specific outputs, among many others, to be generated are:NTFP processing and Eco-tourism activities to improve livelihood of local community, entrepreneurs and enterprises generating better benefit from the Park resources.
  • Households activities on improved organic agriculture practices (e.g., vegetables, fruits, and flowers) leading to improved livelihoods.
  • Alternative income generation activities introduced such as small low external input farming, mushroom, vegetable farming, strawberry, ginger cultivation, fishery, beekeeping, floriculture & marketing skills of local farmers improved;

4. Preparation of Strategic Plan (2016-2020) for Nepal Herbs and Herbal Products Association (NEHHPA), Kathmandu

Nepal Herbs and Herbal Products Association (NEHHPA), an umbrella organization of Nepalese herbal producers, manufacturers and traders in the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) sector particularly covering Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) sub-sector, was established in 2002. NEHHPA is working to build sustainable business system for the promotion of herbs and herbal sector in Nepal. The purpose of this consultancy was to prepare the Strategic Plan of NEHHPA focusing on the recommendations of strategic action plans that could lead to improved organizational development and management of NEHHPA. The consultancy work valued at NPR 125,000 has been completed under the leadership of Dr. Madhav Karki supported by a CGED hired consultant Mr. Chhote Lal Choudhary and CGED Fellow Mr. Sanjeev Poudel. CGED has submitted the final Strategy with the vision of the Strategic Plan being: Improved and enabling business environment and services for sustainable commercialization of MAP and NTFP resources in Nepal.