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000012892 037__ $$a4954
000012892 041__ $$aEnglish
000012892 100__ $$aOjha, H. R.
000012892 100__ $$aSharma, H.
000012892 100__ $$aPathak, B.
000012892 100__ $$aSharma, N.
000012892 100__ $$aKhanal, D.
000012892 245__ $$aFederation of community forest user groups in Nepal: An innovation in democratic forest governance
000012892 260__ $$c2007
000012892 260__ $$b
            
000012892 490__ $$aConference paper
000012892 507__ $$aMFOLL
000012892 520__ $$aDespite the proliferation of participatory governance discourse and devolutionary policy innovations in recent years, the forest sector continues to face recurrent democratisation challenges, especially in relation to how concerned groups of citizens can effectively participate, influence, and innovate at different scales of governance and decision making. While community forestry-related innovations in different parts of the world have provided significant opportunities to local people to exercise control over forest management and benefit sharing, there are still limited innovations as regards how local forest-dependent citizens can effectively exercise their voice in local to national policy development processes. This is especially critical in view of the top-down and technocratic approaches to forest policy making that prevail in many countries. As a result, participatory and decentralised policies of forest governance have actually been an extension of centralised approaches, with limited freedom and opportunity being made available to local communities over forest management and benefit sharing.
000012892 653__ $$acommunity forestry
000012892 653__ $$adevelopment
000012892 653__ $$aforest
000012892 653__ $$agovernance
000012892 653__ $$alocal communities
000012892 653__ $$aNepal
000012892 653__ $$aparticipation
000012892 653__ $$apolicy
000012892 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000012892 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000012892 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000012892 650__ $$aForests and forestry
000012892 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000012892 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000012892 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000012892 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000012892 691__ $$aForests and forestry
000012892 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000012892 773__ $$pRECOFTC. 2007: http://www.recoftc.org/site/fileadmin/docs/Events/RRI_Conference/Proceedings/Paper_26_Ojha_et_al.pdf
000012892 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/12892/files/4954.pdf
000012892 980__ $$aARTICLE