Nepal: Building Climate Resilience of Watersheds in Mountain Eco-Regions

Sovereign Project | 44214-023

Summary

The project preparatory technical assistance is necessary to support analysis and preparation of the Project in accordance with the Government's and Asian Development Bank's standards and expectations. Nepal's river sub-basins should be assessed for vulnerability to climate change, and economic and technical feasibility in sample sub-basins conducted in order to determine the scope, baselines, and targets for the ensuring Project.

The project preparatory technical assistance key outputs are prioritization of sub-basins, development of a methodology for participatory watershed planning, preparation of feasibility studies including, technical, economic and safeguard due diligence for two watershed subprojects, and preparation of the Project appraisal documents including a capacity building program for watershed management.

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Project Name Building Climate Resilience of Watersheds in Mountain Eco-Regions
Project Number 44214-023
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7883-NEP: Building Climate Resilience of Watersheds in Mountain Eco-Regions
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project preparatory technical assistance is necessary to support analysis and preparation of the Project in accordance with the Government's and Asian Development Bank's standards and expectations. Nepal's river sub-basins should be assessed for vulnerability to climate change, and economic and technical feasibility in sample sub-basins conducted in order to determine the scope, baselines, and targets for the ensuring Project.

The project preparatory technical assistance key outputs are prioritization of sub-basins, development of a methodology for participatory watershed planning, preparation of feasibility studies including, technical, economic and safeguard due diligence for two watershed subprojects, and preparation of the Project appraisal documents including a capacity building program for watershed management.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Several multi-stakeholder events were held starting in September 2009 to develop Nepal's Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) financed under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) of the Climate Investment Funds. In March 2010, a small-scale TA was approved to conduct conduct an assessment of key risks for Nepal communities in light of climate change, and their adaptive capacity. Consultations at the national (primarily through the NAPA thematic working groups), district (6 sample districts, involving 150 people), and local level (12 places, involving 450 people, 40% of which were women) were held during the 6-month implementation period of the small-scale TA. A second joint programming mission involving Government, NGOs, local governments, and civil society was fielded in November 2010 to review the findings of the SPCR preparatory team and agree on priority SPCR projects. The final joint programming mission was fielded in February 2011 and a full multi-stakeholder workshop was dedicated to the design of the project and associated PPTA. Finally, a consultation workshop was convened in August 2011 to review the project concept paper and provide suggestions for improvement.
During Project Implementation Several stakeholder consultations have been convened in the proposed project area during PPTA implementation. A national-level consultation on the proposed project design was held on 15 February 2013.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants were recruited in two packages. For the main package, a firm was recruited by ADB using the quality-and cost-based selection method. In addition, river basin and watershed hydrologic modeling and simulations using the results of downscaled climate change (CC) models and data will be undertaken by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) using the single-source selection method.
Responsible ADB Officer Vidhisha Samarasekara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Soil Conservation & Watershed Mgmt.Ministry of Forest & Soil Conservation
P.O. Box 4719, Babar Mahal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 10 Oct 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2015

TA 7883-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Oct 2011 05 Dec 2011 05 Dec 2011 30 Nov 2012 30 Nov 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 10 Oct 2011 1,288,818.95

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

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