A discussion meeting was held on 20th September , on the existing issues of Family Forests and the major gaps in the policies ! In the meeting , Mr. Jograj Giri, Chairperson AFFON introduced about Family Forests , how it was established, what are it’s recent challenges and hurdles, members of AFFON and various other issues! Honorable Parliamentary Member and President, Ms. Parbati Rawal ,National Concern and Coordination Committee Honorable Former Parliamentary Member , Mr. Bhishma Adhikari both positively committed to support AFFON! Also, both parliamentarians committed that Family forests will be kept in one of the major priority programs for which they will share about it in the different parliamentary committees . Also, both stated that even in their respective districts they will raise the issues of Family Forests and play a vital role in tying up of AFFON with local government !
Also , the other Natural Resource Management (NRM) partners too committed for the same in their own levels . The participants of the meeting were as follows :
Honorable Parliamentary Member and President, Ms. Parbati Rawal ,National Concern and Coordination Committee
Honorable Former Parliamentary Member , Mr. Bhishma Adhikari
Mr. Ghanashyam Pandey, Treasurer, Municipal Association of Nepal and Advisor, AFFON
Ms. Bharati Pathak, President, Federation of Community Forest Users Group and Advisor, AFFON
Mr. Jograj Giri , Chairperson, AFFON
Mrs. Kanti Rajbhandari, President, HIMAWANTI, Nepal
Mr. Ganesh B.K, President , RDN
Ms. Sushila Khatiwoda , Bagmati Province In-charge, AFFON
Also, all the staffs from AFFON participated in the meeting !
Few snapshots of the meeting !