The implementation period of the Project is 10 years from September 2018 to September 2028 in consideration of capabilities of stakeholders and time required to conduct activities in sustainable manners. The project activities shall be implemented in selected forest Beats.
The Project will be divided into three phases; Preparatory Phase, Implementation Phase, and Phase-Out.
1. Preparation Phase
Preparation Phase is crucial for successful implementation of the Project. The first step would be institutional arrangement by way of amendment of bylaws and name of the Society of the Project in accordance with the requirement of the new project, setting up Project Management Unit (PMU), District Management Unit (DMU), Sub-Divisional Management Unit (SDMU) and Rage Management Unit (RMU) followed by deployment of contractual staff at PMU/DMU/SDMU/RMU. Reviewing and revising Operation Manual and other guidelines, orientation and capacity development for TFD staff in each rank, contractual staff, field staff and other stakeholders, preparation of GIS map, creation of BFBP as well as identification of JFMCs as well as Eco Development Committees (EDC), and formulation of Micro Plan would be conducted after identifying JFMCs. Required surveys and assessments for planning and baseline data shall be conducted during this phase.
2. Implementation phase
In Implementation Phase, activities envisaged for all components, namely Sustainable Forest Management, Soil and Moisture Conservation, Livelihood Development, and Institutional Strengthening shall be carried out. The activities are basically implemented by three batches in accordance with Micro Plan which shall be prepared in a participatory way. Target Self Help Group (SHG) or Joint Liability Group (JLG) shall also be selected and involved in livelihood improvement activities.
In Phase-Out state, Phase-Out activities such as asset inventory, Phase-Out training for JFMCs/EDCs as well as SHGs/JLGs and revisiting of Micro Plan shall be undertaken, which is crucial for the project sustainability.