Nepal: Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment

Sovereign Project | 40545-012

Summary

To attain sustainable economic development and conservation of the natural enviornment with judicious natural resources utilziation and effective management systems.

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Project Name Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment
Project Number 40545-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7173-NEP: Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 7173-NEP: Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment (Supplementary)
Climate Change Fund US$ 300,000.00
TA 7173-NEP: Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment (Supplementary)
Climate Change Fund US$ 400,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 75,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agriculture research and application
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To attain sustainable economic development and conservation of the natural enviornment with judicious natural resources utilziation and effective management systems.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government of Nepal in 2006 requested ADB to provide an advisory technical assistance (TA) grant to develop an environmental master plan. Reconnaissance missions were fielded in March and May 2008 and ADB and the Ministry of Environment, Science, and Technology?s (MOEST) determined to change the title and focus of the TA to ?Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment.? Following separation of the MOEST in July 2009 into Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Science and Technology, the TA has been placed in the desk of Ministry of Environment (MOE).

A TA fact-finding mission was fielded 27 July to 3 August 2008 and included a 3-day multi-stakeholder workshop to prepare the TA project design. Thirty-two participants representing the MOEST, other government line agencies and apex bodies, associations of district and village development committees, NGOs, academia, and donors attended.

Impact The impact of the TA will be reduced environmental risk through improved environmental protection and better management of climate change risks.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved, sustainable institutional framework for managing climate change and the environment is agreed upon by Government
Progress Toward Outcome Government has determined to create a Department of Environment. Several other organizational changes are under development.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Organizational framework is drafted and agreed upon by stakeholders

Funding mechanism for environmental management is agreed upon by stakeholders

Effective public education, information, and awareness activities on environment and climate change are developed and implemented

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1 - Legislation not required for organizational changes. Records of consultation will be used instead.

2 - Despite the political challenges, the TA team has produced the following key deliverables, all of which are document thoroughly in the final TA consultants' report: (i) Consultant's Report on "Institutional and Financing Framework for Managing Environmental and Climate Change"; (ii) Organizational Documents on Establishing the Department of Environment (DoEnv); (ii) Proposal for Establishment of Climate Change Centre; (iii) Pollution Control Functions of the DoEnv; (iv) Proposal to Create New MoEnv Sections'; (v) Proposed MoEnv Organizational Structure within a Federal System. Initial Analysis was completed on: (i) Linkages between MoEnv and other Ministries/Agencies; and (ii) Mechanisms for Financing Environmental Protection and Climate Change Adaptation.

3 - Service providers have completed IEC deliverables satisfactorily: (i) district-level training modules; (ii) toolkit for CBVA, (iii) educational curriculum review. In addition, the following have been produced: (i) Central Goverment Climate Change Curriculum Development and Training Program, (ii) Raising Public and Media Awareness on Environmental Health Impacts of Climate Change, (iii) Raising Public and Media Awareness on Climate Change and Environmental Management.

Public dissemination of TA results have also been done through a knowledge sharing workshopin April 2012 to share results of the training, communications and awareness activiteis with government partners, civil society, and the media. The results have also been posted to the web.

Geographical Location Nepal
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Multi-stakeholder workshop to prepare the the TA project design was held in August 2008. Participants include representatives from the EA, other government agencies, associations of district and village development committees, NGOs, academia and development partners.
During Project Implementation

MOE hosted one national and five regional consultations with local government officials and civil society members to seek new ideas and collect feedback on proposed institutional changes to MOE. The training service providers held consultations at central and regional levels to assess the needs and preferences for the training products being developed and tested under the TA, much of which focus on general and sectoral training modules on climate change and environmental management for civil service officers. The TA has also forged innovative partnerships among government ministries (such as the ministries of Environment, Health and Population, and Education) and among government, civil society, the media, and individual experts, which has enabled diverse inputs, participation, and transparency into the design and implementation of training and awareness activities.

As noted above, a knowledge sharing workshop was held in April 2012 to share results of the training, communications, and awareness activities with government partners, civil society, and the media. Also in April 2012, the TA supported the international conference Mountain Alliance Initiative which produced a 2-page "Kathmandu Call for Action" which was unanimously agreed upon by participating key mountain countries.

A final dissemination workshop on "Nepal Climate Data Portal" was likewise held in August 2012, organized by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) for TA 7173. The new database set up under the TA which shows geographically diverse country estimate how rainfall and temperatures will change in the future was launched. Demonstration and hands on exercise on the web data portal was also done.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consultants will be recruited on an individual basis, in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Consulting services for the TA will total 42 person-months (pm) [3 person-months of international and 39 person-months of domestic consultants]. The expertise required are as follows:

International - Legal/Policy/Institutional Specialist (3 pm)

Domestic:

Project Facilitator/Change Management Specialist (18 pm)

Training Specialist (9 pm)

Policy Specialist (9 pm)

Financial Management Specialist (3 pm)

Responsible ADB Officer Cynthia (Cindy) Malvicini
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of EnvironmentSinghdurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ministry of Science, Technology and EnvironmentMs. Meena Khanalmeenakhanal@most.gov.npSingha Durbar, Kathmandu Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 27 Jul 2008 to 03 Aug 2008
MRM -
Approval 18 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Jun 2008
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2012

TA 7173-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2008 13 Jan 2009 13 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2011 15 Nov 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,275,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,395,000.00 18 Nov 2008 1,115,820.63
Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment TA Completion Reports Oct 2013
Climate Data Digitization and Downscaling of Climate Change Projections in Nepal Consultants' Reports Apr 2013
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment Consultants' Reports Aug 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Training Modules for DDC and VDC Personnel on Community Based Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Methodologies Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Climate Change Risk Assessment and Mapping (Nepali Translation) Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Field Guidelines for Community Based Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Methodologies Users Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- Training Manual for Mainstreaming Climate Change and Environmental Management in Government Training Programmes at National and Subnational Levels Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Community Based Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Methodologies Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Climate Change Adaptation Planning Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Community Based Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Methodologies (Nepali Translation) Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Climate Change Adaptation Planning (Nepali Translation) Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Community Based Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Mapping and Adaptation Planning – The Process Report Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Training Modules for DDC and VDC Personnel on Community Based Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Methodologies (Nepali Translation) Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Climate Change Risk Assessment and Mapping Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- Completion Report on Mainstreaming Climate Change and Environmental Management in Government Training Curriculum Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Field Guidelines for Community Based Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Methodologies Users (Nepali Translation) Consultants' Reports Jul 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- District-level Training Toolkit on Climate Change and Environmental Management, Part B: Participant's Guide and Resource Guide Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- Completion Report on Preparing the District-level Training Toolkit on Climate Change and Environmental Management Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- District-level Training Toolkit on Climate Change and Environmental Management, Part B: Participant's Guide and Resource Guide (Nepali) Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- English Summary of Media Guidebook for Reporting on Climate Change Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment - Completion Report on Raising Awareness of Media to Report on Climate Change and Environmental Management Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- Recommendations for Academic Curricula on Climate Change and Environmental Management Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- District-level Training Toolkit on Climate Change and Environmental Management, Part C: Training of Trainers Guideline (Nepali) Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Various Public Awareness Materials on Climate Change and Health (Nepali Translation) Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Completion Report on Raising Public Awareness about Climate Change and Health Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- National Training Needs Assessment for Mainstreaming Climate Change and Environmental Management in Government Training Programmes at National and Subnational Levels Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- District-level Training Toolkit on Climate Change and Environmental Management, Part C: Training of Trainers Guideline Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment -- District-level Training Toolkit on Climate Change and Environmental Management, Part A: Facilitator's Guide Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Media Guidebook for Reporting on Climate Change (Nepali Translation) Consultants' Reports Jun 2012
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and Environment -- Climate-Resilient Planning: A Tool for Long-term Climate Adaptation Consultants' Reports Jul 2011
Strengthening Capacity for Managing Climate Change and the Environment Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2008
Proceedings of Stakeholder Project Design Workshop Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Jul 2008

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