Public-private–community partnership signed for sustainable development

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Kathmandu: ICIMOD, Dabur Nepal Pvt. Ltd. and Taalkolla CFUG signed a tripartite agreement on December 2.

Pema Gyamtsho, Director General ICIMOD, Harkirat Singh Bedi, Business Head, Dabur (Nepal and Myanmar) signed the MOU. Basanta Raj Shrestha, Director Strategic Cooperation, ICIMOD and Arvind Rana, Head-Medicinal Plant, Dabur Nepal were present on the occasion.

The objective of this initiative is to achieve livelihoods and conservation outcomes through an increasing forest and economic productivity using a multi-stakeholder partnership in Baitadi district, Nepal.

Given its geographic and climatic conditions, Baitadi District has good potential for the cultivation of Timur. Based on this potential, Taalkolla Community Forest User Group (CFUG), Dabur Nepal Pvt. Ltd., and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) are collaborating to plant 25,000 timmur seedlings within a five-year period with support from the Baitadi Divisional Forest Office.

This public-private–community partnership will promote ecosystem restoration, enhance livelihood options, and foster sustainable development in the area.