CFR Learning and Advocacy Process
 
In India, the implementation of community forest rights provision of Forest Rights Act has been inadequate until now. There is also a lack of clarity on many aspects of its application in forest governance in the post rights recognition scenario. In view of this, a need has been felt for quite some time by the many international, national and local organisations working on issues of forest governance for learning from different experiences in implementing the CFR provision, sharing valuable information and coming together for joint action. Keeping this in mind a National Brainstorming Meeting was organised on 17 December 2011 in New Delhi during which it was decided to initiate a collective exercise for learning and advocacy towards better and effective implementation of CFR provisions of the Act. 
 
The exercise, called CFR Learning and Advocacy Process (CFRLAP), involves grass root level organisations and people's networks working with communities on FRA and CFR and other support groups like legal advisors and individuals involved in research. The objective of CFRLA process is to facilitate exchange of information and experiences and reinforce national level efforts for evidence-based advocacy on CFRs. A National Consultation on CFRs, in which the Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo participated, was also organised on 10 and 11 March, 2012 as a part of the process.
 
To strengthen the CFR learning and advocacy process, an email group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., has been created for sharing information and developments related to community forest rights. People interested in joining cfr-la group can join the forum as a member. 

An output of the Community Forest Rights Learning and Advocacy Progress

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