Family Forestry success in Nepal Elections

In the local election in Nepal 35 representatives of AFFON, the Nepalese member of IFFA, has been elected. More than half of them are women.

  • Published: 15.12.2017
  • Published by: Jog Raj Giri
  • Tags: #Forest policy  # elections  # Nepal  # AFFON 
  • Ghanshyam Pandey, major and member and Family forestry and community forestry representative

    The 35 elected members of the Association of family forest owners Nepal (AFFON) were elected from different political parties. The local elections were held for municipal and Village assemblies. Mayors and vice Majors were elected.

    Nepal has witnessed a huge political shift within few decades and is undergoing a process of institutionalising democracy and decentralising setting up local governments.

    The family forestry association in Nepal (AFFON) was founded in 2015 and became from the start a member in the International Family Forestry Association IFFA. Jog Raj Giri, the chair of AFFON, is a board member of IFFA.

    AFFON has always believed in political access for achieving the rights of family forest farmers. AFFON expects that it will be easier to work for family forestry priorities by participating at the local government level.

    Read more and download a PDF report from the election

    Read Nepal family forestry news at the AFFON web-site.

     

     

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