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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Nepal 2017

Submitted by: KTK-BELT
Project: KTK-BELT: How can farmers become teachers?

KTK-BELT is working toward stemming the degradation of the indigenous flora and fauna. As the country houses one of the world’s largest regions of biodiversity, it is important to preserve this in order to work with the international community against climate change. As a means to this end, the organization has enacted a plan to create a living classroom in the form of a 25,000 foot continuous vertical forest. It will assist the regeneration of the indigenous flora and fauna as well as serve as a habitat for nearby birds and animals.

Initial situation
Over a 15 year span the nation lost more that 1.2 million Ha of forest. This loss to the ecology caused a concern for the welfare of local plant and animal life with a particular focus on the bird and mammal population in the area as well as the local flora and fauna. Farmers in the region have a reservoir of inherited knowledge, that teaches the youth about the uses of the plant life. If this plant life disappears from Nepal’s landscape, its genetic history could be lost.

Solution
The establishment of a living school and setting up the of Learning Grounds KTK-BELT is committed to planting indigenous trees with flora and fauna as well as educating people in how to be more environmentally respectful. This enacts their three-pronged approach on habitat conservation, place-based education, and sustainable livelihoods diversification.

Innovation
Creating linkages among various communities has the effect of aiding in the development of disaster resilience and to facilitate co-operative climate adaptation. This is achieved through the Learning Grounds and the connection they can create with the resulting exchange of information and community supports that will allow the participants to effect lasting change.

Involved partners
Char Koshe National Forest

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Jury-Rating
The project aims to restore the country’s post degradation level of animal and plant lift to restore the ecology of the region. The merit of the program is sound as it is a long-term goal with many obvious benefits to the international efforts against climate change and the local environment. Each stretch of the forest would identify and promote the relevant plant and animal life in the area. The resulting plant life has economic effects with the availability of medicinal and exportable produce.



Capital: Kathmandu
Official language: Nepali
Total area: 147.181 km²
Population: 29.331.000
GDP/Capita/Year: $562
Source: Wikipedia 2012