Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment in Nepal

DATE OF ENTRY

10 August 2011

PROJECT STATUS

Ongoing

LATITUDE / LONGTITUDE

28.3949 / 84.124

Funding Organisation

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Implementing Organisation

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

In August 2008, stakeholders representing all levels of government, NGOs, academia, and development partners designed the (Technical Assistance) TA together. The TA became effective in January 2009 and will complement other climate change initiatives, in particular the NAPA project.The expected impact of this TA will be strengthened country capacity for environment and climate change management. The expected outcome is an improved, sustainable institutional framework for managing climate change and the environment agreed upon by the Government. This will be done through establishing a new organizational framework, creating a sustainable funding mechanism for the organizational framework, and heightening awareness among key stakeholders.As part of the new organizational framework, the TA calls for local government units to assess vulnerability, map the risks, and plan adaptation interventions. One of the TA activities is to prepare and train local government units on a vulnerability assessment, risk mapping, and adaptation planning tool. The participatory development process will help strengthen the resilience and coping skills of participating communities, as well as strengthen disaster management programs through hazard identification and disaster risk reduction techniques. Read more: Nepal: Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment Stakeholder Project Design Workshop : http://www.adb.org/Documents/Produced-Under-TA/40545/40545-NEP-DPTA.pdf Read more: Nepal: Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment : http://www.adb.org/Documents/TARs/NEP/40545-NEP-TAR.pdf Duration: June 2008 - Ongoing Contact: Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD, South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Funding Organisation: 

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Implementing Organisation: 

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Contact Details

Project Type: 
Non-Governmental