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Green circle with a person holding up a tree with Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal written around the outside

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.

Mission: 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.

Goal: To develop means of livelihoods and to generate opportunities to reduce poverty through sustainable forest management and utilization of resources, abiding by the approach of consensus in decision making. And, to emphasize the participation of all sections of community and ethnic groups in policy decisions and its implementation through CFUGs to uphold the values of good governance, empowerment, self-respect, self-reliance and the approaches of consensus.

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