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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Nibuwa-Tankhuwa Watershed Management Plan

Volunteer Nepal National Group (
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
    Objectives of the watershed management plan The proposed watershed management plan has threefold objectives: SHORT-TERM OBJECTIVES • To identify the major environmental, socioeconomic and gender issues faced by population in the Nibuwa-Tankhuwa Watershed • To propose mitigation and adaption measures from an environmental and socio-economic perspective to reduce the impact on the watershed and to maximize benefits of the watershed resources for all women, men and children keeping in mind strong upstream-downstream linkages • To develop a mechanism for implementation of integrated watershed management plan to improve the existing status of the watershed and its services to the larger community on an equitable basis and propose a governance and institutional mechanism for sustainable watershed management • To leverage resources for sustainable watershed management LONG–TERM OBJECTIVES • To ensure a regular supply and proper use of water and other resources for domestic, agricultural and development purposes on an equitable basis; • To adopt a collaborative and participatory approach for the promotion and development of watershed services and maintain linkages between upstream and downstream communities for sustainable watershed management; 4 NIBUWA-TANKHUWA WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN • To adopt a good governance institutional mechanism for sustainable watershed management and flow of its services. Principles of watershed management The watershed management plan has set up mechanisms for meaningful and equal participation of women and men from different social groups, to encourage women’s contribution as change agents, to recognize the differential needs and opportunities, and to ensure equitable benefits from water services and management for environmental sustainability; Followup VolNepal will form a management committee in coordination with Municipality, Local bodies, District Forest office for its regular maintenance and sustainability of the project. Governance Since the projects involves different sectors from Government bodies to local government so it will help to enhance the knowledge of governance.
    Expected Impact
    EXPECTED OUTCOMES It is expected that by achieving these objectives, the watershed plan will help to improve and enhance the water quantity and quality of the watershed which would contribute to better conservation and management of natural resources and improvement of the local livelihoods of women and men.

    Dhankuta Municipality and Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality,
    Department of Forests and Soil Conservation and Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Office, Dhankuta.
    Community Forest

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    Goal 15

    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

    Goal 15


    By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

    Forest area as a proportion of total land area
    Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type


    By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

    Progress towards sustainable forest management


    By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

    Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area


    By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development

    Coverage by protected areas of important sites for mountain biodiversity
    Mountain Green Cover Index


    Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species

    Red List Index


    Promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and promote appropriate access to such resources, as internationally agreed

    Number of countries that have adopted legislative, administrative and policy frameworks to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits


    Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products

    Proportion of traded wildlife that was poached or illicitly trafficked


    By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species

    Proportion of countries adopting relevant national legislation and adequately resourcing the prevention or control of invasive alien species


    By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts


    (a) Number of countries that have established national targets in accordance with or similar to Aichi Biodiversity Target 2 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 in their national biodiversity strategy and action plans and the progress reported towards these targets; and (b) integration of biodiversity into national accounting and reporting systems, defined as implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting


    Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems


    (a) Official development assistance on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; and (b) revenue generated and finance mobilized from biodiversity-relevant economic instruments


    Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance such management, including for conservation and reforestation


    (a) Official development assistance on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; and (b) revenue generated and finance mobilized from biodiversity-relevant economic instruments


    Enhance global support for efforts to combat poaching and trafficking of protected species, including by increasing the capacity of local communities to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities

    Proportion of traded wildlife that was poached or illicitly trafficked
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    Sustainable conservation, management and use of water resources
    Sustainable land use management
    Diversification and improvement of livelihood options
    Climate change, disaster risk management and sustainable infrastructures
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    22 March 2023 (start date)
    25 December 2024 (date of completion)
    Volunteer Nepal National Group
    1. Asia and Pacific
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    The communities of wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Dhankuta Municipality and offices of wards 2 and 3 of Chhathar Jorpati Rural Municipality

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