Building a Resilient Churia Region in Nepal (BRCRN)

Building a Resilient Churia Region in Nepal (BRCRN)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 14 Nov 2019 at B.24
  • Est. completion 12 May 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

Enhancing the resilience of ecosystems and vulnerable communities by adopting climate-resilient land-use practices.

The Churia region of Nepal has a vital role in maintaining the ecosystem of the heavily populated Terai plains. For decades, the region’s natural resources have been managed unsustainably, leading to land degradation and, now, exacerbated by the effects of climate change.

This project takes an integrated approach in restoring ecosystems, including forests, while taking into account land use needs. It includes an element of strong stakeholder engagement, including with all levels of government and community-based organisations.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


12 Apr 2017 - 947 days

Concept note received

12 Apr 2017

Funding proposal received

13 Feb 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

10 Jul 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

12 Sep 2019

Cleared by iTAP

21 Oct 2019


14 Nov 2019 - 181 days

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

FAA executed

14 Nov 2019

Under implementation

12 May 2020 - 575 days so far

FAA effective

12 May 2020

Disbursement - USD 2,426,224

12 Jun 2020


12 May 2027 - 1,983 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing6% disbursed

GrantUSD 39,299,905
Total GCF Financing
USD 39,299,905


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 7,595,894
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 446,354
Total Co-Financing
USD 8,042,248

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Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Ms. Elizabeth A. Bechdol
Deputy Director-General
Phone +39 06 57051800
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo
Deputy Director-General
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National Designated Authority

International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division, Ministry of Finance
Mr. Ishwori Prasad Aryal
Joint Secretary, International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division (IECCD), Ministry of Finance
Singhadurbar Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone 997-01-4211837
Phone 9851201396