Posted by Mahendra Man Gurung on Tue 09/29/2015

In the new field of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation programs, Nepal is a stand-out. We have worked hard to establish a sound approach to results management for our climate change adaptation programs, and are honored by the interest it has generated. 

Posted by Mahendra Man Gurung on Thu 08/20/2015

In the face of a major disaster that killed 8700 people, destroyed more than half a million homes, and caused widespread damage to infrastructure, Nepali people demonstrated the real meaning of resilience. Minutes after the powerful 7.6 earthquake struck on April 25, 2015, neighbors were helping one another to find safe places to shelter themselves and their families. Volunteers organized to bring relief supplies to affected mountain communities, often carrying the loads on their backs to places with no road access.

Posted by Kanta K Rigaud on Tue 07/28/2015

What do Zambia, Dominica, and Niger have in common? 

All three countries are benefitting from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), a dedicated fund of the Climate Investment Funds which helps countries integrate climate resilience into development planning. To galvanize the planning process, the program also supports a range of priority investments from improving agricultural practices and food security, building climate-resilient water supplies and sanitation infrastructure, monitoring and analyzing weather data, and conducting feasibility studies for climate-resilient housing in coastal areas. 

It’s work that is making a difference. I have seen first-hand how the PPCR engagement has helped bring transformative action in each of these countries. I visited Zambia and saw how communities in the Barotse sub-basin of the Zambezi floodplain are standing up to the challenges of climate change. These are communities who’ve had to deal with wild swings in weather patterns that has led to drought and the loss of maize crops on one hand while fluctuating rain patterns have challenged rice planting in another area.

Posted by Asian Developme... on Fri 06/05/2015

We were delighted last month to learn that the committee members of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) have decided to extend support to an additional 16 countries, expanding CIF operations to 72 developing and middle-income countries – among them several in Asia and the Pacific.

Posted by Mahendra Man Gurung on Mon 04/20/2015

Nepal canalClimate resilience poses deep challenges for Nepal with its complex, extreme topography and intense variability in rainfall. Nepal’s communities vary from densely populated villages in its southern plains to settlements scattered across mid to high mountain regions. Droughts,  extreme floods, landslides, and storms are just some of the things communities need to cope with .

Posted by Alice Antunes on Tue 01/20/2015

ICCS 4Photo/International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Posted by Martin Craig Hall on Tue 01/06/2015

Climate change presentation
Photo/International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Changes in climate and weather affect us all but they are hitting developing countries first and worst.  Droughts can destroy a harvest, floods can wreck homes and schools, and extreme weather can have a devastating impact on countries’ economies.  

Posted by Mafalda Duarte on Mon 12/08/2014

Baixo Limpopo Irrigation and Climate Resilience Project survey
Surveyor takes GPS coordinates on a water-control canal for the Baixo Limpopo Irrigation and Climate Resilience Project near Xai Xais Mozambique. 

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