Centre for People’s Forestry is a Civil Society Organisation established in August 2002. Prior to that, CPF functioned as an autonomous wing within Centre for World Solidarity. CPF works for the rights and livelihoods of forest dependent communities with due regard to conservation. It believes that the claim to conservation, control and management of the forest resources belong to the forest dwelling and dependent communities and their livelihoods should be the primary concern of all forestry programmes.
Collaborative approach is the focal point of all CPF projects and actions. This helps ensure dedicated participation from other stakeholders while boosting their learning curves. The organisation believes and practices easy communication and transparency in all its functions.
Participation at all levels is central to the way CPF functions. The organisational structure of CPF is non–hierarchical and thus has a built-in mechanism to encourage both team spirit and participation of all staff members. The philosophy and central goal of CPF encourages the participation of other stakeholders and thus ensures the flow in of different points of view.
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