Nepal - Lao PDR country exchange (GFP)
In March 2011, Growing Forest Partnership (GFP) organised an exchange visit of civil society activists from Lao to Nepal to learn about civic action around community forestry to help to defend community rights for better management of forests in Lao. A week long exchange visit was organized with the aims of:
- Stimulating community based forest enterprise and community based forest management in Lao.
- Enhancing the role of forest-based civil society organizations in ensuring their effective participation in policy process, particularly to ensure community rights.
- Promoting South-South experience exchange, learning and collaboration.
ForestAction Nepal, a member of the GFP Nepal steering committee, hosted the exchange visit and facilitated the learning process.