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  Project Name


NFFPFW - Conference 2006



Environment Support Group










  Budget Approved


$ 2000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Somnath Mukherji
Koushik Chakrabarty







Celebration of Resistance - NFFPFW





The National Forum for Forest Peoples and Forest Workers was formed in September 1998, at the 3rd national consultation held at Ranchi, Jharkhand. It was created out of a need for solidarity and national level advocacy expressed by groups working with forest-dependent people all over the country- to assert traditional rights over forests and forest produce.

The objectives of the National Conference are:
1) Taking stock of the last four years of the activities of the NFFPFW
2) Strengthening the forest people and other struggling groups-movement alliance
3) Strengthening the community to global alliance to fight for community control over forests resources and community governance
4) Developing appropriate and effective strategies to fight against the MDBs/IFIs and the governments

The objective of this project is to provide financial support to partially cover NFFPFWs expenses in organizing their second national conference taking place in Ranchi, Jharkhand between Oct.31-Nov.3 2006.





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The goals of this project are: 1. To learn the proceedings of this conference and the key issues discussed concering the forest peoples'' struggles. 2. To get feedback from people attending the conference such as Souparna Lahiri and S.Hiremath. 3. To expand our network by forging new relationships with other activists/groups that are part of NFFPFW 4. On a long term basis, to learn how NFFPFW works on issues relating to policy intervention and forcing policy changes.



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