Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021

With improved institutional capacity, HIMAWANTI-Nepal will be able to play a crucial role in promoting the rights of women in natural resource management through advocacy and become a special leading organization for uplifting living standards, economy, and prosperity of women.

Vision Statement

Empowered HIMAWANTI: Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Rural Women’s Prosperity

Primary Goal

To contribute towards improving the rural women’s livelihood through establishing and strengthening the women’s rights to natural resources, self-empowerment, capacity building and economic empowerment of the rural women by strengthening institutional capacity, infrastructure, technical and financial capabilities of the organization.

Broad Objectives

 1. Organizational expansions and strengthening its district chapters

  • To expand district chapters of HIMAWANTI-Nepal as per its statute and operate them accordingly
  • To help register the group members in district concerned agency
  • To amend statute and strategic plan of the organization and implement them accordingly
  • To build own well-furnished building within the next five years

 2. Continued Natural Resource Management

Community Forest:

  • To support livelihood related activities and sustainable forest management by improving technical and governance system of community forest users’ group
  • To advocate on natural resource related issues at the district, regional, national and international level by joining hands with likeminded organizations and conduct campaigns for sustainable natural resource management
  • To take initiatives for equitable and inclusive share and participatory involvement of women in natural resource allocation
  • To promote good governance, sustainable forest management, forest based enterprise development within the community forest

Leasehold Forestry:

  • To improve livelihood conditions of poor women by promoting forest based enterprise, enforcing good governance and technical skills in the leasehold forestry

Buffer zones and Protected Area:

  • To increase women’s meaningful participation and leadership in Buffer Zone (BZs) and Protected Areas (PAs)
  • To continue advocacy for ensuring the rights of women in BZs and Pas and assist the women of these areas to increase their earning through forest management


  • To continue advocacy and pressure for ensuring women’s property rights and secure women names in land registration certificate along with men
  • To assist improving livelihood conditions of rural women by building their leadership in agriculture and forest sectors


  • To prioritize in increasing equitable access for women in drinking water, irrigation and electricity
  • To advocate for increasing women’s access to water resource and its management and claim equitable employment and bonus generated from these sectors

Climate Change:

  • To increase women, access to the resources on mitigation and adaptation of climate change
  • To strengthen the community role on climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • To conduct awareness campaigns on climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • To take initiatives for women friendly policy while amending climate change policy

3. Human Resource Development

  • To enhance technical, social mobilizing skills and leadership capacity of member groups affiliated with HIMAWANTI-Nepal
  • To enhance skills and capacity building of women campaigners
  • To prepare Human Resource (HR) profile of women affiliated with HIMAWANTI-Nepal

4. Relationship Building with Other Organizations

  • To develop relation with national and international organizations working in the field of natural resource management and conduct campaigns in favor of rural women
  • To join hands with the likeminded organizations and press the government to make women friendly policy while drafting natural resource management policy and laws
  • To lobby for ensuring women rights in natural resource policy and law; continue to advocate for its implementation; and press the government collecting people’s inputs
  • To avoid duplication of work through better coordination

5. Women and Child Rights

  • To support rural women for their health, safe maternal health, and education
  • To conduct awareness campaigns against child exploitation
  • To create social awareness against human trafficking
  • To act to develop women and child friendly environment

6. Gender Equity and Social Inclusion

  • To expedite gender equity and social inclusion awareness
  • To formulate gender-friendly budget and program
  • To monitor state of gender-friendly environment and prepare report on it

7. Natural Disaster Management and Preparation

  • To create public awareness
  • To advocate in providing support from state to natural disaster effected rural women

Institutional Values

  • Always to be sensitive towards marginalized, backward, minorities and differently abled people, indigenous nationalities, Madhesi, single women, elderly people, Dalits, women and children
  • Respect mutual understanding
  • Accept fairness and equality
  • Adopt legality; responsibility; and transparency policy
  • No communal and religious thinking
  • Prioritize quality and Excellency
  • Prioritize peace and good will
  • Adopt participatory involvement process
  • Work on right-based approach
  • Zero tolerance to corruption
  • Zero tolerance to women violence
  • Promote socio-economic and political empowerment of women
  • Democratic process and practices
  • Promote positive thinking, sustainable management and use of natural resources

Target Groups

  • Rural women directly involved in natural resource management
  • Marginalized and backward women, minorities, differently abled, indigenous people, single woman, elderly people, Dalits and women

Institutional Challenge Mitigation Strategies

  • Develop a unique identity of HIMAWANTI-Nepal as a synonymous institution to advocating women’s issues
  • Ensure women’s rights to forest, land and water
  • Formed 60 district chapters
  • Produced technical experts
  • Become economically viable and sustainable
  • Have women to get access to decision making process
  • Enable women to express their concerns at public forums
  • Empower and mobilize rural women
  • Strengthen and develop district chapters and their institutional capacity
  • Establish HIMAWANTI-Nepal as self-reliant and empower it with economy, infrastructure, and human resources
  • Build HIMAWANTI-Nepal’s own Central Office building
  • HIMAWANTI-Nepal will equally remain active in the field of water and land in addition to forestry sector
  • Rural women will operate forest based enterprises and economically prosperous
  • To expand program in all 75 districts

Institutional Strengthening Strategies

  •  Prepare forest and relevant specific experts and mobilize them
  • Formulate annual action plan in all level
  • Coordinate with government and non-governmental organization
  • Mobilize local government resources
  • Develop institutional capacity by coordinating with other stakeholders
  • Executive committee to formulate plan and coordinate with other organizations to accomplish plan of fund raising
  • Conduct trainings for forest based enterprises and job development
  • Collect funds to construct building
  • Organization expansion and mobilization
  • Develop rural leadership
  • More focus on rural agendas
  • Convert NTFP run programs as money making programs
  • Institutional coalition and coordination
  • Participate in various national and international networks
  • Mobilize local resources and means
  • Access to national and international networks and advocacy
  • Advocate for women issue in political front and social networking forums
  • Empower rural women
  • Coordinate between center and district level
  • Implement the formulated strategy
  • Identify and use the local resources