Training Executive Members of the CFMGs in the Eastern Dzongkhags

News | Posted on 2023-11-06

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.

The 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.

The majority of participants passed on the feedback of conducting regular training sessions and suggested inviting more executive members in the future.


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).