In the most vulnerable and remote farming communities in the mid and far western region of Nepal, one of the world’s most mountainous and inaccessible regions, it can take a week just to reach some of the villages on foot. The EU-funded Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP) has helped withstand the increasingly severe flooding brought on by torrential monsoon rains. 🌍 The communities had to design and to implement their Local Adaptation Plans of Action which are community-based approaches that take a "vulnerability first" approach to climate change adaptation.
“Climate change has increased the risk of flooding. So we constructed this building for our security. Now we feel secure,” says Bahadur Kunwar standing in front of a newly-constructed concrete building in the remote village of Narayanpur in Western Nepal.
In practice, a total of around 600,000 people have benefitted from clean water supplies, irrigation systems, flood shelters and solar energy systems. As major objective of the NCCSP, it encourages local people to manage climate risks and become more resilient. 🌱
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