IUCN works globally to enhance ecosystem conditions and the well-being of people.
Our entry point for making change is where people and ecosystems interact. Our aim is to influence people’s attitudes and behaviours on how they interact with the natural environment. By changing people’s actions, IUCN strives to improve people’s livelihoods and support environmental sustainability. IUCN Nepal's overall approach is based on three strategies:
Generating, integrating, managing and disseminating knowledge for the conservation, sustainable and equitable use of natural resources in Nepal. Field projects are crucial sites for generating knowledge, as are learning platforms and action research.
Enhancing the willingness, responsibility, capacity and skills of Nepalese people and institutions to plan, manage, conserve and use natural resources in an equitable and sustainable manner. This is achieved through policy strengthening, advocacy and capacity building.
Achieving systemic improvement of, and coherence between Nepalese law, policy, institutions and economic instruments through decentralisation and devolution for the conservation and equitable and sustainable use of natural resources.
The main long-term objectives are:
Improved management of ecosystems by governments and local communities for biodiversity conservation and for promoting sustainable livelihoods.
Enabling governance framework that supports multistakeholder and decentralized conservation and management of natural resources and promotes the mainstreaming of environmental issues.
Enhanced knowledge, capacity and partnerships for a cleaner and healthier environment.
Enhanced abilities to facilitate the generation, sharing and use of knowledge and foster collaborative learning and action with our national and local partners.
Effective, efficient and financially robust IUCN Nepal that is strongly connected to IUCN constituency and regional expertise.
OUR NICHE IS:
- A neutral platform: a convener and bridge-builder between civil society and governments to develop unified approaches, partnerships and forums, including with the business community, for collective action on conservation.
- A practice-policy linker: a source of practical advice and skills for development and conservation – for policy development, capacity building at all levels and for developing diverse, sustainable, livelihood strategies.
- A knowledge manager: a reliable and credible global network, dedicated to building and disseminating knowledge and best practice for the conservation of nature and natural resources.