This issue of SEEDS focuses on ways in which women have been involved in a government forest conservation and restoration program in Nepal. As is common with many large-scale projects with a general impact, women were not a direct focus of the project's original design. As activities got underway, however, both the Nepali staff and their expatriate colleagues quickly realized that the direct involvement of women was crucial to the success of the project's participatory strategy. Over the initial five years, 1980 to 1985, a number of approaches to addressing women's needs and generating their active participation were tried. The report details lessons learned about encouraging women to participate in such projects.
Molnar, Augusta. 1987. "Forest conservation in Nepal: Encouraging women's participation," SEEDS no. 10. New York: Population Council.
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