Project Management and Implementation
Rupantaran Nepal in consortium with partners International Development Enterprise (Prime) and Resource Identification and Management Society (RIMS) Nepal is implementing USAID funded five year project entitled “Initiative for Climate Change Adaptation (ICCA)”. The project utilizes experience and learning from past initiatives of the partners and works with communities to develop interventions that improve the ability of individuals and groups for adapting to climate change.
Rupantaran is responsible for technical support in capacity building, social inclusion, governance and coordination for climate change adaptation in forestry sector. In addition, it is implementing the ICCA in 6 districts (Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Kaski, Dang, Parbat and Nawalparasi districts) out of 8 districts (including Syangja and Rolpa) in western and mid-west development region of Nepal.
The overall goal of the project is to increase resilience of poor and vulnerable communities to adapt to and mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change in Nepal.
The target population of the project includes smallholders, poor and vulnerable households and communities that include women, children, and ethnic groups living in fragile and vulnerable areas of Nepal suffering from climate change impacts, acute food shortage and poverty. The project will directly benefit 20,000 HHs (over 100,000 individuals), of which 10,000 HHs will be involved in smallholder enterprises generating an average incremental income of US $100 per annum. It is expected to involve 50% women and 50% disadvantaged castes/ethnic groups among the beneficiaries.
USAID Nepal through iDE (International Development Enterprise)