Transforming Agency and Structure for Facilitating Pro-Poor Governance in Community Forestry

Authors

  • Mani Ram Banjade ForestAction Nepal
  • Netra Prasad Timsina ForestAction Nepal
  • Hari Raj Neupane ForestAction Nepal
  • Kamal Bhandari ForestAction Nepal
  • Tara Bhattarai ForestAction Nepal
  • Sushila Kumari Rana ForestAction Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v5i1.1978

Keywords:

agency and structure, pro-poor governance, transformative learning, community forestry

Abstract

Nepali society is differentiated by hierarchical and discriminatory social structures struggling for transformation. This culture is also reflected in the practices of Community Forestry. Community Forestry is expected to contribute to improved livelihoods within communities through forest management, ensuring social justice through the provision of better spaces and positions to poor and disadvantaged groups. Based on the lessons of nine Community Forest User Groups of seven districts of the hill and Terai regions of Nepal, we propose a more inclusive and interactive process, known as ‘Social and Transformative Learning' or ‘Action and Learning', which has greater ability to transform both agency and structure to ensure deliberative and pro-poor governance.

Key words: agency and structure, pro-poor governance, transformative learning, community forestry

doi: 10.3126/jfl.v5i1.1978

Journal of Forest and Livelihood 5(1) February, 2006 pp.22-33

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Author Biographies

Mani Ram Banjade, ForestAction Nepal

Officer; ForestAction Nepal

Netra Prasad Timsina, ForestAction Nepal

Officer; ForestAction Nepal

Hari Raj Neupane, ForestAction Nepal

Officer; ForestAction Nepal

Kamal Bhandari, ForestAction Nepal

Officer; ForestAction Nepal

Tara Bhattarai, ForestAction Nepal

Officer; ForestAction Nepal

Sushila Kumari Rana, ForestAction Nepal

Officer; ForestAction Nepal

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Published

2009-06-24

How to Cite

Banjade, M. R., Timsina, N. P., Neupane, H. R., Bhandari, K., Bhattarai, T., & Rana, S. K. (2009). Transforming Agency and Structure for Facilitating Pro-Poor Governance in Community Forestry. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 5(1), 22–33. https://doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v5i1.1978

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