National Consultation on Community Forest Rights under the Forest Rights Act, 16-17 March, 2013

A national consultation on community forest rights (CFR) under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) was organized by Vasundhara and Kalpavriksh, in collaboration with the CFR Learning and Advocacy Group, and Oxfam India in the Indian Social Institute, from 16-17 March, 2013 in Delhi. The consultation was attended by 74 participants, hailing from different states, civil society organizations directly working on the FRA implementation process, research institutes focusing on CFR related issues, international organizations and government departments. During two days of substantive deliberations, there was a strong emphasis on how to overcome challenges in the CFR implementation process and how to move forward in the area of post-CFR title governance and management.