The project was implemented in 87 Village development Committees (VDCs) and 9 Municipalities in 14 districts of Mid and Far-western regions of Nepal. Overall, 100 LAPs were implemented, a total of 2 303 adaptation actions against a target of 2 680 were implemented, benefitting more than 600 000 climate vulnerable community people directly or indirectly. The programme helped to develop adaptive capacity of community people and their understanding of climate change issues. It also helped to increase their knowledge to articulate their problems and raise their voice to include climate change actions into local development planning.
The confidence level of the community to fight against the impact of climate change was strengthened and secured. A total of 392 561 (44% women) vulnerable people, out of which about 2/3 from very high and high vulnerable groups directly benefited from various activities. Out of the total, about 2/3 of beneficiaries have received irrigation facilities, livelihood improvement options and disaster safeguard infrastructures.
Furthermore, creation of institutional mechanisms at local level has significantly contributed to coordinate, plan, implement and monitor the adaptation actions reaching out to climate vulnerable people. They are provided with training such as Climate Change Adaptation, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Monitoring and Evaluation.
A total of 102 645 (43% women) that is nearly 26% of the overall participants benefited from activities such as agriculture technology, irrigation facilities (canals, solar lifting, deep boring, sprinkler, drip, etc.) along with knowledge/ skill development activities that include training on farming of drought/flood resistant crops, inter-cropping, crop diversification linked with cash crop production. Through these adaption actions, vulnerable communities have improved their livelihoods and increased their food security.
"Last year we could not do anything and flood has washed our land where we used to grow crops. Slowly the flood has started to enter into our village. This year we are very happy that both our houses and land were saved from damaging due to construction of the gabion wall in the riverside." says Mr. Purna Bahadur Yadav, who lives in this village.