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WWViews on Biodiversity
On Saturday September 15th 2012, thousands of people around the world will take part in a global event: “World Wide Views on Biodiversity”. The project will engage ordinary citizens in as many countries as possible in the process of policymaking and awareness raising to sustain a living and healthy planet. At least a hundred citizens in each participating country will attend day-long meetings to learn about biodiversity issues, make up their minds about them, and express their views. The meetings will start at dawn in the Pacific and continue until dusk in the Americas. All meetings will have the same agenda and use the same approach in order to make results comparable and useful for policymakers gathering the following month in India to discuss future policy measures for preserving biological diversity.

WWViews on Biodiversity in Nepal
ForestAction Nepal and the Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal are the national organiser(s) of the WWViews day in Nepal.


ForestAction, established in 2000, is a civil society organisation focused on research and policy dialogues for productive, equitable and sustainable forest, natural resources management and participatory biodiversity conservation. It follows deliberative governance, transformative learning and collaborative engagement as its guiding principles and is involved in five key areas: natural resource management and livelihoods; local governance and community rights; inclusive and deliberative policy process; climate change and environmental services; and innovation systems.

सन् २००० मा स्थापना भएको फरेष्टएक्सन नेपाल अध्ययन – अनुसन्धान एवं नीतिगत बहसमार्फत् वन तथा प्राकृतिक स्रोतको उत्पादनशील, समातामूलक र दिगो व्यवस्थापन तथा सहभागितामूलक जैविकविविधता संरक्षणका लागि सहयोग गर्ने एक गैरसरकारी संस्था हो । यस संस्थाले लोकतान्त्रिक सुशासन, रुपान्तरणमुखी सिकाई र सहभागितालाई मुख्य सिद्धान्तका रुपमा अङ्गकार गर्दै प्राकृतिक स्रोत व्यवस्थापन, जीविकोपार्जन तथा खाद्य सुरक्षा, स्थानीय सुशासन एवं समुदायको अधिकार, समावेशी तथा लोकतान्त्रिक नीति प्रक्रिया, जलवायु परिवर्तन तथा पारिस्थितिकीय सेवा, र सिर्जनात्मक प्रक्रियाजस्ता क्षेत्रमा काम गर्दछ ।

ForestAction Nepal 


The Federation of community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN) is a formal network of Forest User Groups (FUGs) from all over Nepal. It is a national federation of forest users across Nepal dedicated to promoting and protecting users’ rights. FECOFUN aims to develop means of livelihoods and to generate opportunities to reduce poverty through sustainable forest management and utilization of resources, and emphasizes the participation of all sections of community and ethnic groups in policy decisions and its implementation for good governance, empowerment, self-respect and self-reliance.

सामुदायिक वन उपभोक्ता महासंघ नेपाल वन उपभोक्ता समुहहरुको एक देश व्यापि वैद्यानिक सञ्जाल हो । यो सञ्जाल उपभोक्ताहरुको अधिकार संरक्षण तथा सर्ंवर्धन गर्नका लागि समर्पित छ । यस महासंघ दिर्घकालिन वन व्यवस्थापन तथा स्रोतको उपयोगका लागि जीविकोपार्जनका आधारहरुको विकास र अवसरहरुको सिर्जनाका माध्यामबाट गरिवीको न्यूनिकरण गर्ने उद्देश्य राख्दछ । साथै सुशासन, शसक्तिकरण, आत्मसम्मान तथा आत्मनिर्भरताका लागि नीतिगत निणय तथा कार्यान्वयनमा सम्पूण समुदाय र आदिवासी जनजाति समुहहरु सहभागितामा महासंघ जोड दिन्छ ।

WWViews Venue

The citizen consultation on international biodiversity politics in Nepal will take place on September 15th at Local Development Training Academy (LDTA) in Katmandu.

Local Development Training Academy

Jawalakhel, Lalitpur

In front of the Unity Tower, Jawalakhel

Results of the WWViews in NEPAL
Link to the results page


Citizen recruitment for WWviews on Biodiversity in Nepal

How were potential participants found?

To get in contact with potential participants, the following strategies were used:
Invitation letters were sent to 120 citizens of various districts (from different eco-regions of the country – mountains, hills and terai) with a call to take part in the WWViews meeting on September 15. Addresses were provided by the training centers, village development committees (VDCs), private companies, colleges and existing networks of our organization and allowed a diverse selection of citizens. Besides, people were also invited based on personal links and emails and face-to-face recruitment to match the different criteria of our country was used.

How were the participants for the citizen meeting selected?

In order to make the results comparable, the participating citizens of the WWViews meeting around the world were selected according to the same set of criteria.
The citizens were initially invited to join the meetings and out of those who showed interest and agreed to participate in the event, about 110 were selected according to certain parameters aiming to reflect the distribution of the general population. The main parameters used for the selection were age, gender, geographical location, education level and occupation. In our region, the parameters on ethnicity also had to be taken under consideration.


Information Material for Citizens

World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Material for Citizens – English (The Danish Board of Technology, June 2012)

World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Material for Citizens – Nepali

World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Videos for the Citizens – English (September 15 2012)

WWVIEWS on Biodiversity – Introduction to Biodiversity – English

WWVIEWS on Biodiversity – Biodiversity on Land – English

WWVIEWS on Biodiversity – Biodiversity in the Sea – English

WWVIEWS on Biodiversity – Burden and Benefit Sharing – English