Review, Documentation and Dissemination of LFP Community Adaptation Plan (CAP) Process

Review, Documentation and Dissemination of LFP Community Adaptation Plan (CAP) Process was a LFP/DFID funded project started from April 2011 to May 2011 in 15 LFP working districts.

Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP) has conceptualized Community Adaptation Plan (CAP) to address increasing threats on livelihoods assets primarily linked with climate change. Initially, LFP had mandated to support rural livelihoods through forest resource but later climate change adaptation was included within its mandate. CAP approach was tested in 15 districts in consultation with District Forest Coordination Committee (DFCC) and implemented through existing mechanisms such as partner NGOs, C/FUG groups, and VFCC. Rupantaran Nepal was assigned the task of reviewing the LFP CAP processes for drawing the reflections and ensuring dissemination of the initial learning of the process.

The task intended to assess the linkages of local initiatives such as LAPA and CAP with the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) framework and explore potential mechanisms on the ground for the implementation of NAPA and other national initiatives and to mainstream climate change adaptation into national development agenda.

The overall objectives of this work were to review and document the process, early results and learning of the LFP initiated CAP process in order to consolidate its work on CAP.

Objectives:

  • To review, analyze and synthesize the information and learning related to the LFP CAP process
  • To document and disseminate the CAP process, early achievements, issues and learning
  • To revise the prospectus of CAP in order to synchronize with other national initiatives like NAPA and LAPA
  • To assess and recommend adaptation framework for forestry sector and beyond

Reviews of Local Adaptation Plans of Action (LAPA) and Community Adaptation Plans (CAP) were carried out in 15 LFP districts. As a part of the review, RN supported the building of common understanding among the LFP staff and their partners of climate change adaptation.