Initiative for Climate Change Adaptation (ICCA)

Rupantaran Nepal in consortium with partners International Development Enterprise (Prime) and
Resource Identification and Management Society (RIMS) Nepal has implemented USAID funded five year
project entitled “Initiative for Climate Change Adaptation (ICCA)”. The project utilized experience and
learning from past initiatives of the partners and works with communities to develop interventions that
improve the ability of individuals and groups for adapting to climate change.

Rupantaran led as technical support in capacity building, social inclusion, governance and coordination
for climate change adaptation in forestry sector. The project was implemented in 6 districts Rupandehi,
Kapilvastu, Kaski, Dang, Parbat, Syangja and Rolpa) of Nepal. The overall goal of the project was to
increase resilience of poor and vulnerable communities to adapt to and mitigate the adverse impacts of
climate change in Nepal and the objectives were;

To strengthen institutions and mechanisms to facilitate effective governance for climate change
adaptation, resource mobilization and mainstreaming development planning linking forestry and
agricultural development initiatives
 To enhance communities’ capacities to respond to the adverse impacts of climate change and
harness opportunities
 To diversify and improve livelihood and resilience of poor and vulnerable communities through
sustainable income generation, skills and enterprise development
 To identify and facilitate suitable adaptation interventions, innovations and technologies.

The overall achievements of the ICCA projects:

Established 86 local multi-stakeholder mechanism in 86 local government- VDCs and Municipalities
 86 LAPAs were prepared, implemented and consolidated into 41 LAPAs of 41 local level. Now local
level are considering a basis for annual development planning
 Anukulan reached 122,570 households in the vegetable, essential oil, and with conservation
agriculture for cereal crops increasing annual income by £231/HH (in aggregate £ 28,313,670/year).
 Anukulan scaled the commercial pocket approach (1) extending last mile supply chains thru
developing 182 community business facilitators.
 Anukulan developed 182 Multiple Use Water Systems (MUS) covering about 22,500 people designed
to provide water for domestic and produce use.
 Over 5,000 mothers with at risk children in the first thousand day period received 3 month intensive
training. Intermediate nutrition training to 3,000 and lighter nutrition orientation was provided to
25,015 mothers.
 Installed 6 micro weather station and disseminated weather advisory services as part of early warning
system on agriculture development

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