Natural Resource Safeguard in Linear Infrastructure Development

Ongoing Project, December 2023 to April 2024

WWF Nepal awards Scott Wilson Nepal (SWN) for developing training packages focused on natural resource safeguarding in linear infrastructure development in Nepal for Asia’s Linear Infrastructure safeGuarding Nature (ALIGN) project funded by USAID. ALIGN aims to expand the adoption and implementation of high-quality safeguards to protect biodiversity and livelihoods in response to Asia’s rapid expansion of linear infrastructure, especially roads, railways, and power lines.

SWN is developing 10 training modules and course packages tailored to impart skills, awareness, and knowledge bases to representatives from government agencies, the private sector, financial institutions, academic institutions, and civil society organizations (CSOs) involved in natural resource safeguarding in linear infrastructure.

Highway expansion in Prithvi Highway ShuvaSWN 2023

Photo: Highway expansion in Prithvi Highway  (Source: SWN, Shuva Sharma, 2023)