Improving Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Communities and Ecosystems in the Gandaki River Basin, Nepal

Improving Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Communities and Ecosystems in the Gandaki River Basin, Nepal

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 03 Oct 2028
  • ESS Category Category B

While water resources for ecosystems are becoming scarcer, the increase of extreme climate-related events such as landslides and floods threaten the livelihoods of people in Nepal’s Gandaki River Basin region, currently comprising 19.3 percent of the country's population and more than 40 ethnic groups.

The project adopts an ecosystem-centred and community-based approach to address key barriers identified in reducing climate vulnerability. These include a lack of information about climate change, and poor regulatory framework and institutional structures. This initiative strengthens the climate resilience of ecosystems to reduce the impacts of landslides and floods. It also provides technical assistance to increase the capacity of communities to maintain and support climate-resilient ecosystems.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


25 Feb 2018 - 909 days

Concept note received

25 Feb 2018

Funding proposal received

22 Jun 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

04 Dec 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

30 Jun 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 440 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

FAA executed

07 Sep 2020

Under implementation

03 Nov 2021 - 961 days so far

FAA effective

03 Nov 2021

Disbursement - USD 2,908,095

15 Dec 2021

To be completed

03 Oct 2028 - 1,567 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 financing11% disbursed

GrantUSD 27,404,139
Total GCF Financing
USD 27,404,139


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,144,737
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 3,600,005
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 565,649
Total Co-Financing
USD 5,310,391

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

International Union for Conservation of Nature
Mr. Sébastien Delahaye

Head of the Multilateral Finance and Business development Team
28 rue Mauverney, Gland, Switzerland
Ms. Rebecca Welling

Portfolio Manager (a.i), Multilateral Finance and Business Development Team
28 rue Mauverney, Gland, Switzerland
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National Designated Authority

International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division, Ministry of Finance
Mr. Shreekrishna Nepal Primary
Joint Secretary
Phone 977 1 4211837