Federation of Community Forestry Users (FECOFUN)

The Federation of Community Forestry User’s Nepal (FECOFUN) is a non-governmental organization that includes Community Forest User Groups (CFUGs) across the country with offices at the local and provincial level. FECOFUN emphasizes the importance of linking community forest user groups and the role they play in strengthening the rights, roles and responsibilities of users in policy-making processes. FECOFUN works at the grassroots and community level with a focus on sustainable natural resource management (NRM), community rights, gender equity, social inclusion, justice and prosperity. Since its establishment in 1995, FECOFUN has grown into a social movement organization with about 14 million people, all of whom are forest users. FECOFUN’s goal is to promote and protect the rights of community forest users through capacity strengthening, economic empowerment, sustainable natural resource management, technical support, policy advocacy, policy development and networking. All while upholding the values of inclusive democracy, institutional rights, prosperity, gender equity, and social justice.

Member category Major Groups Organizations
Country Nepal
Area Asia and the Pacific
Geographic focus of work Nepal
Head Bharati Kumari Pathak
Head title Chairperson
Focal Point title General Secretary
Focal Point Brikha Bhadur Shahi
Alternate Focal Point title Team Leader/ Technical expert
Alternate Focal Point Suvas Chandra Devkota
Address Duwakot, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Telephone 0097716616408
Email [email protected]
Email 2 [email protected]
Website http://www.fecofun.org.np
Electoral Group Asia and the Pacific Major Groups
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