The Federation of community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN) is a formal network of Forest User Groups (FUGs) from all over Nepal. FECOFUN emerged from the idea that forest users from all parts of the country should be linked in order to strengthen the role of Users in policy making processes. Since its inception in July 1995 FECOFUN has grown into a social movement organization with about 8.5 million people represented all of whom are forest users. It is a national federation of forest users across Nepal dedicated to promoting and protecting users rights. The membership of FECOFUN are categorized into two types according to user groups involvement in natural resource management and use rights. Forest User Groups (FUGs) organized under the Forest Act-1993 of Nepal (provision relating to formation of CFUG) are eligible to become general members of this federation and any other user group based on forest resources at grassroots level are ... Read more
To promote cooperation and mutual good-will among FUGs through sharing of experiences and to maintain interrelationship between groups, between FUGs and FECOFUN, and also, between FUGs and other
To coordinate with Government agencies and other different non-government organizations to establish networks among interest-groups and to promote interrelationship between FUGs and related institutions.
To keep continued campaign, to ensure inclusiveness, social justice, good governance and deepen democracy in FUGs and within its organizational units ... Read more
To promote and protect the rights of community forest users through capacity strengthening, economic empowerment, sustainable resource management, technical support, advocacy and lobbying, policy development
Policy AdvocacyMany natural resource management (NRM) groups have been formed and are functioning to manage the local forest and water resources in Nepal after the promulgation of community-based natur