WWF/GEF 6’s Indigenous People's Planning & Process Framework
The Indigenous People's Planning Framework (IPPF) clarifies the principles, procedures and organizational arrangements to be applied to Indigenous Peoples (IP) for the WWF/GEF project, entitled “Integrated Landscape Management to Secure Nepal's Protected Areas and Critical Corridors”. The IPPF aims to safeguard the rights of IPs to participate and equitably receive culturally appropriate benefits from the project. More specifically, the IPPF provides policy and procedures to screen project impacts on IPs and to safeguard their rights prior to the execution of project activities affecting IPs in accordance with national laws and WWF’s Policy on Indigenous People.
The WWF/GEF Project is a full-sized, 5-year project being executed by Ministry of Forests and Environment. It contributes to three GEF focal areas: Biodiversity, Land Degradation and Sustainable Forest Management. The project objective is to promote integrated landscape management to conserve globally significant forests and wildlife. Overall, the project will result in reduction of threats impacting the corridors and PA buffer zones in the TAL, benefitting the ecological integrity of these largely forested areas, the globally significant wildlife populations that they support, and the resilience of forest dwelling communities. The improved conservation and sustainable management of forest resources will result in increased carbon storage and sequestration and restoration of degraded habitats and continued delivery of ecosystem services that support local populations.