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Study of Indigenous Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal)
Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development (ADB TA-7984 NEP: Study of Indigenous Practices for Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal)

This project studied the prevailing indigenous and traditional climate change adaptation practices in different parts of Nepal to contribute knowledge and shared with planners and policy makers. The study aimed to identify and analyze climate change issues and adaptation priorities from local and grassroots communities’ – especially those of women and indigenous people – perspectives by capturing their national and sub-national programs and policies to strengthen climate resilience and adaptive capacity of Nepalese society and institutions. Asian Development Bank provided support to conduct the study. ISET-Nepal carried out the study in association with IDS Nepal.

Indigenous and Local Knowledge and Practices for Climate Resilience in Nepal

The impetus for this report comes from the global recognition of indigenous and local practices for climate change adaptation (UNFCCC, 2013). The report details the findings of a study conducted under the Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development Program (MCCRMDP), a technical assistance initiative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in support of the Government of Nepal (GoN). This study formed a part of the Pilot Program on Climate Change Resilience (PPCR) currently implemented by the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment (MoSTE), Government of Nepal (GoN). It concludes that for Nepal to become a climate resilient country, local...

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