Current Natural resources conflict transformation movement was started as a Natural Resource Conflict Transformation Project (NRCTP) under the Federation of Community Forests Users, Nepal (FECOFUN) in partnership with the National Federation of Irrigation Water Users Association Nepal (NFIWUAN) and Freed Kamaiya Youth Society (FKYS). The inception of NRCTP was stem from decade-long inquiries, discussions, dialogues, and experimentation during the civil unrest in Nepal. The McConnell Foundation arranged financial and technical support for the project, which continues until today.
The frist phase of the project focused on the production of human resource to work in the process of conflict transformation through field-based seven modular training. Thus produced human resources started working in multi-stakeholders conflict cases at the community level. The conflict transformation approach not only ends something destructive but also build something desired with the improved relationship among communities involved in the conflict. Therefore, NRCTP had received a more significant number of requests to facilitate conflict transformation from all over the country.
The agreement between FECOFUN and McConnell Foundation working in a decade long (2003-2013) project in peace building was ended in 2013 as per the agreement. In the one hand, the practical approach of NRCTP was highly acclaimed by the conflicting communities; the commitment of the McConnell Foundation was completed on the other. Due to the increasing popularity of NRCTP and an increasing number of requests from communities inflicted by conflicts, the McConnell foundation sought to extend the support. However, independent execution of activities required an independent institution to ensure smooth implementation of activities. As a result, Natural Resource Conflict Transformation Centre-Nepal (NRCTC-N) was established as an independent organization on June 10, 2013 with a motto of “Better Relationship for Sustainable Peace.”