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2007

OAK FOREST COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION & LIVELIHOOD PRACTICES IN ZAGROS ARMARDEH REGION IN BANEH, KORDISTAN PROVINCE (IRAN)

Iran

Titre : OAK FOREST COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION & LIVELIHOOD PRACTICES IN ZAGROS ARMARDEH REGION IN BANEH, KORDISTAN PROVINCE (IRAN)

Pays : Iran

N° projet  : IRA/SGP/OP4/RAF/07/01 (92)

Durée : Start Date : 12/2007 End Date : 11/2009

Résumé du projet • SGP/Damoon project IRA-G52-2002-018 for the first time legalized good traditional forestry practices in Havareh Khol village and it facilitated the establishment of a Forest Research Center related to University of Kurdistan for promoting community forestry • In the current project the above research centre in partnership with the communities and SGP is promoting community forestry based on livelihood activities for the first time in the area to help shape a new policy in promoting community management practices in Zagros forests. • Project team and the Active Core will participate in other SGP projects participatory trainings as they become available. • 3 selected villages through a planning grant have listed their livelihood possibilities. In this project the community information for livelihood projects related to community forestry will be operational. • Research centre will provide cofunding/parallel funding to backstop the project in technical terms on community forestry work possibly through funding from Ministry of Higher Education and also providing for a common project office. • A quarterly newsletter will be prepared by the project • Thesis work and papers will be promoted in the project • A lessons learned booklet and a short documentary will be produced • Project activities and results will be presented to experts and to SGP Forest Thematic Group by project active Core using project reports and power point presentations in order to affect policy. • Forestry work will be linked to climate change indicators

Résultats
Replication of Project Activities :
Following to project implementation in Haverah Khol, local community of a neighboring area (Armardeh) IRA/SGP/OP4/RAF/07/01 (92) proposed the same project to be executed in their village. Promoting Havareh Khol project’s achievements and reducing the pressure on the environment in the whole area, proposal was approved and project started in Armardeh based on the knowledge and pattern prepared in initial project.
Project Sustainability :
During implementation of Havareh Khol Galazani (coppicing) project and due to close ties between project team and Kurdistan Province Natural Resources head office, a project was defined on “participatory forest management” respecting the role of local communities and Kurdistan University to lead the pattern. Establishment of “participatory forest management office” in faculty of natural resources of Kurdistan University as the initial outcome of this cooperation was the basis for further activities protecting forests in the region. This office which was established based on an idea and further supports of Small Grants Programme, Kurdistan University and Natural resources organization, later was joined by Iranian Society of Environmentalists as a supplementary scientific resource. As a consequent and as soon as baseline studies and village selection phase were completed, another project, Combination of renewable energies technologies, came into action in Armardeh region. Academic studies and theses prepared on the topic, reintroduced this traditional method to the Faculties of Tehran and Kurdistan universities.

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 17,718.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 20,500.00

Bénéficiaire  : HEDAYAT GHAZANFARI & ASAAD MAHDAVI (legal representatives of Local Communities of Havareh Khol, Kokhehmamo & Oshtormol Vilages in Armardeh Region, Baneh, Kordistan Province

GEF Small Grants Programme

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