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Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project (WUPAP)


01/03 - 09/16


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The aim of the project is to ensure more resilient livelihoods and to defend the basic human dignity of poor and socially disadvantaged people in the western uplands of Nepal, by strengthening the capacity of 115,000 households to mobilise their own resources thus gaining access to external resources and ensuring social justice. Land and natural resource governance activities promote the transfer of lands, on a leasehold basis, to women and landless peoples to enable them to undertake leasehold forestry, increase their production of fodder crops and undertake NTFP (Non-timber Forest Product) production. The project supports the provision of services to organise new leasehold forest user groups and initial training, exposure visits, monitoring workshops, work schedule planning and operational planning reviews.