For the past two years, UWIFoRT has been conducting studies on the Community Forest
Programs in the country. One of the biggest challenges faced by the Community
Forest Management Groups that came out of the study is the maintenance of proper records to keep track of Community Forestry activities in their respective Community Forest jurisdiction.
With the objective of providing the CFMG executive members with the necessary knowledge for proper management and maintenance of CF books and records, laying particular emphases on forest resources utilization and financial transaction records, UWIFoRT initiated record keeping training for Executive Members of the Community
Forests of the six eastern Dzongkhags.
training was conducted between September and November, 2023. In total, eleven record
keeping training sessions were conducted across the
six eastern Dzongkhags to cater to the broad geographical distribution of
community forests. A total of 251 participants attended these
sessions, with women comprising 13 percent of the attendees.
majority of participants passed on the feedback of conducting
regular training sessions and suggested inviting more executive members in the
Similar training shall be continued in nine other
Dzongkhags of the country starting from February 2024. The training is being funded by the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation (AFoCO).