FP131

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

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

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
833,647
Indirect
1,052,500
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

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

Approved

21 Aug 2020 - 96 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

FAA executed

07 Sep 2020

Under implementation

Completed

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 27,404,139

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,144,737
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 3,600,005
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 565,649

GCF Contacts

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Phone +82 32 458 6155
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Accredited Entity

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan
Director, GEF / GCF Coordination Unit
Rue Mauverney, 28, Gland, Switzerland
Phone +41229990292
Sheila.aggarwal-khan@iucn.org
Mr. Sébastien Delahaye
GEF / GCF Portfolio Manager
Rue Mauverney, 28, Gland, Switzerland
Phone +41229990251
Sebastien.Delahaye@iucn.org

National Designated Authority

Nepal

International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division, Ministry of Finance

Mr. Shreekrishna Nepal
Joint Secretary, Intemational Economic Cooperation Coordination Division
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone +977 I 4211 837
sknepal40@mof.gov.np