Project Name Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development (MCCRMD)
Outcome The expected impact of this Technical Assistance is that Nepal has increased resilience to climate variability and climate change. The expected outcome of the TA is that the government’s infrastructure development programs, policies and projects incorporate safeguards to address the effects of climate change. Specific targets to be achieved by the end of the TA are:

  • Risk screening tools or methods are applied for projects in irrigation, flood protection, roads, water, supply and sanitation and urban development.
  • Climate change risk and vulnerability assessments incorporating climate information performed for 50% of approved projects determined at risk in those sectors.
  • There are trained focal points in charge of climate change risk management in the Government infrastructure agencies.
Expected Outputs/Activities
Output 1: Climate change risks are integrated into Nepal’s implementation of development projects.
  • Incorporate climate change issues into existing sector policy and plans
  • Review of infrastructure design guidelines
  • Revise guidance materials for environmental planning processes
  • Develop and implement capacity building plans
  • Improve Climate Change Information Systems
  • Institutional change
Output 2: Knowledge management tools are developed and applied.
Output 3: Outputs from the SPCR and other adaptation programs are managed for results and lessons learned are incorporated into Nepal’s climate change program.
Key achievements
Output 1
  • 8 Final Institutional Analyses and Reports for eight target sector Departments/Ministries
  • International Experience Reports on Climate Change risks and adaptation in eight sectors
  • 56 field visits to eight case study districts for baseline assessments completed to conduct vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning
  • District level climate threat modelling for eight case study districts completed;
  • District VA&As: Sector oriented district level vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for eight case study districts completed (56 vulnerability assessments and 56 adaptation plans in total);
  • 6 VA & AP;A training workshops for the core group
  • 48 consolidated sector oriented district reports (working papers) – including baseline, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning – completed to final stage;
  • Six sector synthesis reports presenting sector reform priorities to strengthen climate resilience completed to draft final stage
  • Climate change modelling and threat profiles: District and sector climate change threat modelling and analysis, eight district climate change threat profiles completed to final stage and a consolidated report including seven sector climate change threat profiles;
  • Two rounds of training on hydrological modelling for CC Threat assessment for DHM core staff completed and a training manual completed to draft stage;
  • Guides for climate resilience planning in sectors developed
  • Extensive consultation with government counterparts on climate change risk management proves through workshops and roundtables.
Output 2
  • District Training on Climate Change and Community-based Adaptation completed in 31 districts with a total of 791 local planners (30% women; 70% men) trained;
  • Updated information about climate change integrated into Secondary Curriculum (Grade 9 & 10 Science) and Tertiary curriculum of six academic programs in three universities
  • Teaching materials on climate change – 2 publications aimed at secondary students and 4 course manuals for university students produced
  • A total of 36 projects to undertake research on climate change have been selected for a grant.
  • Research Report on indigenous knowledge and practices that can be applied to enhance climate change adaptation produced – Five Case Studies of Indigenous and Local Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal : Water Management, Forest and Pasture Management, Rural Transport Infrastructure, Settlements and Housing and Traditional Social Institutions.
  • PPCR web site designed and a total of over 100 news items, events and other updates posted
  • Climate Change and Development Portal improved and updated
  • Eight news items on PPCR activities featured in national media, one featured in international media and multiple stories in district media during district training program;
  • PPCR video produced.
  • Three TV episodes and 40 episode of radio program produced.
Output 3
  • Established a new coordination mechanism for the CCP that creates a platform to coordinate on the scheduling of activities and sharing of data, coordinated dissemination of data and knowledge products as well as aggregate project progress.
  • Developed a Results Management Framework (RMF capable of demonstrating the contribution of CCP projects to NAPA implementation whilst still satisfying the reporting requirements of the PPCR core indicators.
  • Enhanced understanding of core government stakeholders on M&E and results management
  • Developed baselines for SPCR core indicators through a consultative process involving facilitated workshops, project inputs and review from all seven CCP projects.
  • Developed expected results and contribution of the CCP to eight of the nine NAPA priorities.
  • Facilitated 7 TWG meetings and one CCPCC meeting over a two year period
  • Nepal’s CCP RMF was included as an example of international best practice on the GIZ website (November 2013).
  • Provision of information and materials to numerous reviews of M&E in Nepal
Geographical Activity Area Reached 66 district through different activities
Project Location Map Click for map
Duration 1 March 2012 to 31 January 2017
Budget USD 7.2 million
Executing/Implementing Agency/ Lead government stakeholder Ministry of Population and Environment.
Key government
agencies involved
Name of Focal Person
Name of counterpart to work with consultants
MoFALDMr. Chakrapani Sharma
Under Secretary, Chief/Environmental Management Section
Mr. Raghu Nath Mahat
Senior Divisional Engineer
DWIDPMr. Madhukar Prasad Rajbhandariy, Director General
Mr. Krishna Belbase,DDG
DOLIDARMr. Jeevan Guragain
Senior Divisional Engineer
DUDBCMr.Ram Singh Thapa, Deputy Director General
Padam Kumar Mainali, DDG/SFP
DHMDr. Rishi Ram Sharma
Director General
Binod Parajuli
Hydrologist Engineer
DOIMr. Rajendra Sharma,
Senior Divisional Engineer
Pramila Adhikari
DoRMr. Bijaya Kumar Mahato
Senior Division Engineer
Mr. Navraj KC
DWSSMr. Ram Chandra Devkota,DG
Mr. Sunil Kumar Das, DDG
MoEMr. Laxmi Kumar Khadka
Under Secretary
Funding Agency CIF – Climate Investment Fund
Development Partner Asian Development Bank
  • Mr. Mahendra Man Gurung, NPD, Comp 3 and PPCR focal person
  • Mr. Raju Babu Pudasaini, NPM, Comp 3, Output 2
  • NPM, Comp 3, Output 3
  • Mr. Akhanda Sharma, NPM, Comp 3, Output 1
Team Leader
  • Gyanesh Bajracharya, Team Leader
  • Nabina Shrestha, Deputy Team Leader
Communication Focal Person
  • Kathleen McLaughlin, International Development Communication Specialist
  • Dilip Kumar Munankarmi, Knowledge Management Specialist
Contact Information MOPE, Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel 01 4200226
Fax 01 4200226