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Following activities are proposed to be taken up in the current Year (List is indicative only )
Being preparatory phase primarily it all the activities, which are required for the effective implementation of the NFMP at field level. During this phase, following activities shall be undertaken:
- Registration of Project Society
- Formation of Governing Body
- Formation of High Power Committee
- Formation of Project Management Unit (PMU)
- Formation of District Advisory Committee (DAC)
- Formation of District Management Unit (DMU)
- Selection of Project Management Consultants (PMC)
- Deputation of staff to PMU
- Formulation of Operations Manuals
- Preparation of Procurement Manuals
- Preparation of Micro-planning Manuals
- Setting up of the Field Management Units (FMU)
- Hiring of contractual staff at PMU/DMU/FMU
- Selection of NGOs at District Level
- Establishment of GIS Cell at PMU
- Remote sensing and GIS based mapping of all Districts of Nagaland for (a) Forest Cover and (b) Jhum intensity
- Complete Micro planning exercises
- Finalization of target villages for the Batch 1
- Nursery Establishment
- Formation of SHGs
- Formation of JFMCs
- Creation of infrastructure for DMU (2 No.) and FMU (18 No.)
- Creation of staff quarters at DMU & FMU
- Capacity building programs for (a) Forestry staff and (b) JFMC members
- Conducting a bamboo scoping study
The following activities are proposed for institutional strengthening:
- Repair, maintenance and construction of buildings wherever necessary
- Procurement of office equipment, furniture and fixtures, computers, laptops, vehicles, etc. for PMU, DMU and FMU, will be made as per the JICA procurement guidelines and manuals prepared during the preparatory phase.
- Four wheel drive vehicles as per project requirement.
- Procurement of survey tools like GPS, smartphones or tablets, and accurate compasses
- The existing GIS facilities of the Nagaland Forest Department would be augmented with the procurement of additional workstations, upgraded software and other equipment like plotters, printers, etc. GIS database would be upgraded for project planning and monitoring.
- Building capacities of the personnel involved in the project at different levels
- Study tours with a mix of classroom session and field exposure would be planned for select staff posted at the DMU/FMU level to pertinent projects/ institutions/ organisations within the state, to other locations in the north eastern region and to other locations in the country.
A cluster based approach will limit implementation in about 22 forest ranges (2-3 ranges for Division) in the eleven forest divisions. Within each range cluster of villages would be identified on a pre-determined objective criteria. Each cluster would comprise of 2-4 villages. The rationale for village clusters will result in better value for money for:
- Ecological impact at scale with positive implications of ecosystem services (viz. watershed and biodiversity services) particularly for forest and biodiversity-conservation based interventions.
- Collective awareness and capacity building, better knowledge sharing
- Effective convergence around all project interventions.
- Streamlining project implementation and support infrastructure