AFFON practices good governance emphasizing on typical governance structures, board member qualifications, roles and responsibilities of boards and management, board committees and address common board challenges .
In order to ensure the transparency, effective implementation of it’s program and activities and evaluating negative and positive aspects of the program, AFFON continues impact monitoring, internal/external audit, internal/external monitoring, SWC monitoring in different levels for increasing efficiency of FFOs and AFFON in all structures.
It also conducted a Scoping study for making research on the challenges, opportunities and scopes of Family Forestry in different Level in four districts. Also AFFON has managed a Management Information System (MIS) of FFOs of Nepal and used it’s data and findings for further lobby and advocacy.
AFFON has been focusing on the establishment of responsible/sustainable Family Forest Management and enterprise development by creating conducive environment at all levels of government. It aims at developing Green-job and Green economy through forest based enterprises.
AFFON has been actively functioning as one of the members of International Mountain Partnership Program (IMPP). AFFON’s one of the major objective lies in creating Climate change resilient society development. AFFON promotes enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation focusing on exposure to climate change hazards, socio-economic sensitivities and the adaptive capacities of the overall people led by FFOs. It has also been participating in the COP summit every year and raising the issues of climate change in Nepal through the platform..
AFFON has it’s own revised structure of the FFOs from 47 districts of Nepal that function in two-way flow between the Local Chapters to District Chapters to State Committees and State Committees to the Central Committee. It capacitates it’s members and levels of institution from Local Chapters to Central Committee by organizing various trainings and workshops, guiding the committees in their group mobilization and strengthening. Also the committees are capacitated to well-function in the newly-structured scenario and leveraging with the local government.
The Central level AFFON plays a vital role on Agenda setting for changing certain laws on the basis of the policy analysis done with the help of it’s forest expert’s team. AFFON continuously lobbies for introducing the Family Forest Friendly Laws and policies in the newly structured system of Nepal. Through the help of social media, various programs, publications, trainings and workshops AFFON keeps all the FFOs of Nepal awake and alert about their issues and roles in changing the unfavorable laws and policies.