Building a Resilient Churia Region in Nepal (BRCRN) (GCF-FP118)

  • Nepal
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Kokaha; Gideri Khola; Patnali Khola; Thakur Khola; Sun Koshi; Chadaha Khola; Kamala-North; Tawa-Nort
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  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 1, 2019
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 39.30 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 47.34 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project objective is to “enhance the climate resilience of ecosystems and vulnerable communities in the Churia region through integrated sustainable rural development and natural resource management approaches.” The project has three components Component 1:Scaling up climate-resilient Sustainable Natural Resource Management (SNRM). Component 2:Strengthening institutions and planning for climate-resilient SNRM. Component3:Improving knowledge, awareness and local capacity for climate-resilient SNRM.

The project document states that the components will focus on:

  • Establishing and strengthening an enabling institutional environment for climate-resili-ent SNRM;
  • Strengthening the capacities of at least 750 local community-based organizations/ user groups5on recognizing climate threats, climate-resilient land use planning and sustain-able natural resource management, and supporting them to implement climate-resilient land use interventions;
  • Large-scale adoption and promotion of climate-resilient land and forestry management practices on at least 512,499 ha, which specifically respond to climate-related threats, including landscape-scale restoration of critical ecosystems in vulnerable river systems;
  • Reducing the incidence of sedimentary and flash flooding by improving soil and water conservation, and constructing small-scale infrastructure (stone walls, contour bunds, check dams, among others);
  • Reducing deforestation and forest degradation through the implementation of sustain-able natural resource management (SNRM) practices and other measures that address the direct and underlying drivers of deforestation and forest degradation;
  • Improving water recharge systems by reducing surface run-off water through the adop-tion of water conservation and water management practices/ technologies;
  • Improving information consolidation, dissemination and monitoring to raise awareness on climate change and climate resilient land use practices, and strengthen the utilization of climate information in decision making and planning processes.
Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Ministry of Forests and Environment Grant US$ 446.4 k
Ministry of Forests and Environment  US$ 7.6 m

Contact Information

Accredited Entity
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Mr Roberto Ridolfi
Tel: +390657050146,
Mr Alexander Jones
Tel: +390657052331

NDA/FP in Nepal
International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division, Ministry of Finance
Mr. Shreekrishna Nepal
Tel +9774211837


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