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The Hariyo Ban Program is named after the famous Nepali saying 'Hariyo Ban Nepal ko Dhan' (Healthy green forests are the wealth of Nepal). It is a five-year initiative that aims to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity in Nepal. This will be accomplished by working with the government, communities, civil society and private sector. In particular, the Hariyo Ban Program works to empower Nepal's local communities in safeguarding the country's living heritage and adapting to climate change through sound conservation and livelihood approaches.

Thus the Program emphasizes the links between people and forests and is designed to benefit nature and people in Nepal. At the heart of Hariyo Ban lie three interwoven components – biodiversity conservation, payments for ecosystem services including REDD+ and climate change adaptation. These are supported by livelihoods, governance, and gender and social inclusion as cross-cutting themes.

Aims and Objectives

The Hariyo Ban Program aims to reduce adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity in Nepal.

The Program's objectives are:
• To reduce threats to biodiversity in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) and Chitwan Annapurna Landscape (CHAL);
• To build the structures, capacity and operations necessary for an effective sustainable landscape management, especially reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) readiness; and
• To increase the ability of targeted human and ecological communities to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.

Implementing Partners

The program brings together the expertise and experience of international and national NGOs in the fields of biodiversity conservation, climate change, community livelihoods, governance, and gender and social inclusion. A consortium of four non-governmental organizations is implementing the Hariyo Ban Program with WWF serving as the managing partner. 

Find out more about our implementing partners by clicking the links below:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Nepal)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)
Federation of Community Forestry Users in Nepal (FECOFUN)
National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC)
The Hariyo Ban Program is made possible with the generous support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Hariyo Ban program supports the broader conservation and development objectives and strategies of the Government of Nepal, and works closely with Government in program implementation. It also works closely with local communities, who are major beneficiaries of the program. It is partnering with several national and international resource partners from civil society, the private sector academia, and the media.

 
Disclaimer: The Hariyo Ban Program is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this website are the responsibility of WWF and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.