The project “Tracking adaptation finance; analyzing existing governance system and institutional capacity and developing policy recommendations to strengthen transparency, accessibility, accountability and better governance of adaptation finance in Nepal” was a joint work between ISET-Nepal, Oxfam GB and CEN. ISET-Nepal took lead in the research.
ISET-International, ISET-Nepal and Practical Action collaborated to develop and refine an approach to post-event analysis which can be applied more broadly and will support a systematic understanding of how to build resilience and develop mechanisms to avoid loses in the future, particularly at the scale of communities, urban areas, or rural regions.
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.
The project maped the availability and accessibility of data and information related to selected transboundary rivers through in-country assessments in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. The aim of the project was to test the efficacy of the right to information (RTI) as a tool to gather data and information on transboundary rivers in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Similarly, it aimed to build the capacity of civil society actors and the media in the region to use RTI to access data and information on transboundary rivers.
The objective of this study is to generate qualitative evidences on the impact on riparian communities - on poverty reduction, livelihoods, access to benefits, floods, displacements etc by the installation projects such as hydropower, irrigation, embankment and dams etc. Investigation of water governance and role of local communities is being done. The study aims to identify specific campaign and advocacy issues at basin level and assess policies that guide Koshi, Gandak and Mahakali river basins.
The study monitored the impact of the Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture and Forestry (UPAF) pilot project in Kathmandu on climate change mitigation, adaptation and co- benefits. The study collected data on the co-benefits of the roof top farming like ambient temperatures, reducing storm water runoff and enhancing infiltration, reducing energy use by lowering food miles, replacing fertilizers by composted organic wastes and lowering vulnerability of urban poor. It also provided feedbacks on local adaptation of the monitoring and scenario development guidelines and tools developed by RUAF Foundation.
The study conducted an overview assessment of the occurrence and status of groundwater resources in the Indo-Gangetic Basin and strengthened the evidence base linking groundwater, climate population and abstraction by collating and systemizing existing data for policy and national planning and future research programmes. ISET-Nepal framed the typologies and approaches to develop scientific overview of the occurrence and status of groundwater resources in Nepal and their overall contribution to groundwater resources in the Indo-Gangetic Basin. Similarly, case study examining groundwater (spring) availability, use and storage in the Himalayan mountains has been prepared. The study was undertaken in two VDCs along transect in Nepal’s western region: Madanpokhara VDC of Palpa District and Ramche VDC of Myagdi District.
The Ecosystem based Adaptation Nepal (EbA-N) is being implemented in Panchase area, belonging to Kaski, Parbat and Syangja districts to assess vulnerability due to climate change particularly focusing on adverse impacts on water resources, agriculture and biodiversity.
This research focuses on gathering evidence on main climate risks and priorities for national climate change responses (CC Policy documents, Implementation plan, NAPA etc).
ISET-Nepal, ISET-International with World Food Programme (WFP) is carrying out a programme to integrate climate change indicators within Nepal Food Security Monitoring System (NeKSAP)
Urban and peri-urban agriculture provides a complimentary strategy to reduce the urban poverty and food security and enhance environmental management.
ISET-Nepal in collaboration with ISET-International conducted a study to consolidate methodologies and generate evidence on the cost and benefit of adaptation focusing on disaster risk reduction (DRR) as a major strategy for addressing the impacts of urbanisation and climate change on vulnerable population of Nepal.
The objective of this research was to apply stakeholder-focused economic analyses to selected water adaptation settings of developing countries.This research was carried out in the Rupa Lake Watershed, Pokhara, Nepal.
ISET-Nepal and ISET-International, with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are carrying out academic research in six village development committees in the western region of Nepal: Kagbeni VDC, Mustang District; Ramche VDC, Myagdi District; Rupakot VDC and Rupa lake watershed in Kaski District; Madanpokhara VDC, Palpa District; Hansapur VDC, Arghakhanchi District; and Dubiya VDC, Kapilbastu District. The research area spans all of Nepal’s physiographical regions-the Trans-Himalayan, the high mountains, the mid-hills and valleys, the Siwaliks, and the Tarai.
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