Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD)

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Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) established in 1995 in Nepal. It is committed to capitalize on local initiatives for sustainable management of renewable natural resources and to improve the livelihoods of resource poor and marginalized people. In the past fourteen years of partnership for development-oriented research in agriculture and natural resources management, LI-BIRD has contributed to the development of several innovative methodologies and approaches for participatory research and development, and has generated impacts that have enhanced the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers through appropriate technological and policy changes. LI-BIRD has integrated climate change issues in its development programme and projects since 2005. LI-BIRD is currently undertaking capacity building program to civil society’s members and organizations in order to engage them in climate change awareness, research and development work in Nepal. In addition, LI-BIRD is playing important role in providing input to national climate change policy making process and international UN climate negotiations.