The FOSEP is a non-profit organization and works through a strong Governing Body which formulates its policies, plans and programmes and evaluates its performance for each project that has been completed. The feedback from beneficiaries and the criticisms and suggestions from its members form the basis of changes that are required to be introduced in future programmes. The credibility that it has earned from the public is because of the accountability and transparency which constitutes its core working philosophy. Despite being hamstrung by certain limitations, FOSEP is proud that it has successfully completed the following projects since its inception :-

Projects implemented by FOSEP till date:

List of Donors/ Funding Partners & Institutions from which the organization received financial grants in the past (Domestic/ International Funding Institutions, Partners and/or NGOs):

Projects implemented successfully by FOSEP, Darjeeling with International support:
Sl. No. Name of the Project Year started/ implemented Name of the Funding Partner/ Institution
1 Joint Forest Management In The Three Hill Sub-Divisions Of Darjeeling District 1995 Ford Foundation, New Delhi
2 Formation Of Community Based Eco-Watch Groups on Solid Waste management 2003 USAEP / TSSC, Washington D.C, USA
3 Safe Drinking Water Project, in Three villages of Pokhriabong, Sukhiapokhari Block, Distt. – Darjeeling 2007 Consulate General of Japan, Kolkata.
4 Community Based Approaches to Combating Illegal Activities in the Transboundary Area of the Kanchenjunga-Singalila complex, Darjeeling 2009 Critical Eco System Partnership Fund [CEPF],

Conservation International, USA

5 International Seminar on Climate Change & Mountain Areas: Adaptation Issues 2012, 2013 & 2014 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation (FESF), New Delhi
6 Holistic Development of People living in the Tea Gardens of Darjeeling Hills 2016 (continuing till date) Bread for the World (BFtW), Berlin, Germany
7 UNESCO World Heritage site Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Plantation Programs) 2001 (continuing till date) DHR Society,London


National/Domestic social projects successfully implemented by FOSEP:
Sl. No. Project Title/ details Year started/ implemented Name of the Funding Partner / Institution
1 Establishment of Nursery Beds of Tree seedlings for free distribution 1991, 1993 District Magistrate,

Darjeeling, Govt of West Bengal

2 Afforestation Programme at Ragaroon Tea Estate & Ghoom Cemetery 1994 Project SERVE –Darjeeling
3 Afforestation at Boxi Jhora Catchment Area, Darjeeling 1998 District Magistrate,

Darjeeling, Govt of West Bengal

4 Biodiversity Assessment in the Singalila National Park, Darjeeling 2001 Wildlife Division-I,

Govt of West Bengal

5 Transboundary Corridor of Kanchanjunga Biodiversity Complex Programme 2004 ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) through ATREE (Ashoka Trust for Research & Education on Environment)
6 Agro-Horti-Silvi System on integrated village development project at Yangmakum, Kalimpong 1999 GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, (GBPIHED)


7 Targeted Intervention (TI) Programme on STI/HIV/AIDS among the FSW (Flying Sex Workers) & IDU (Injecting Drug Users) in Darjeeling 2006 (continuing till date) NACO (National AIDS Control Organisation) , Govt. of India, through DACC, Darjeeling & WBSAP&CS
8 National Environment Awareness Programme (NEAC)

FOSEP is appointed as the Regional Resource Agency (RRA) by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to conduct NEAC programmes in Darjeeling Hills & Siliguri

2006 (continuing till date) Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) Government of India, New Delhi
9 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Rural Sanitation & Waste Management in Darjeeling 2014 (continuing till date) Govt. of India

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