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Increasing climate change resilience of vulnerable communities in Humla district, Nepal

As of: November 2021

The purpose of the project was to improve the local population’s ability to adapt to the consequences of climate change in two catchment areas (Rodikot and Darma) in the Humla District of Nepal. This was achieved through capacity-building in climate-related issues among the user groups in the catchment area. Additionally, support was given to improve erosion control for enhanced disaster prevention. A further goal of the project was to rehabilitate 50 hectares of forest as well as to restore and protect ten drinking water sources. The project thus combined the development of climate change adaptation strategies with environmental education and reforestation while at the same time developing best practices that can be applied to other catchment areas.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • A baseline assessment was undertaken in consultation with local people to understand the current watershed management practices and existing groups in the pilot areas
  • Various training activities were carried out on climate-relevant issues
  • In cooperation with the World Food Programme (WFP), 14 irrigation structures were restored, helping to irrigate 23 hectares of agricultural areas land in eight Village Development Committees (VDCs)
  • Afforestation measures were initiated on 20 ha and four tree nurseries have been created

Project data


Implementing organisation:
The Mountain Institute (TMI) - USA Headquarters

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) - Nepal
  • The Mountain Institute (TMI) - USA Headquarters

BMU grant:
190.478,92 €

02/2011  till  04/2014


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