Anukulan/BRACED Project

  1. Introduction

Anukulan – BRACED is a UKAid funded three year (2015-2017) duration project implemented by International Development Enterprises (iDE) and its consortium partners. The overall goal is to improve the well-being of poor people, especially women and children, despite their exposure to climate related shocks and stresses.

The project will facilitate the development of sustainable rural organisations around economic opportunities in agriculture, water resource management, and community forestry. It will promote the harmonisation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) planning and climate change adaptation (CCA) strategies to influence climate risk management policies and institutions. It will empower women to take leading roles in rural institutions and contribute to economic opportunities through public-private partnerships. Furthermore, Anukulan will improve food security and nutrition, and increase annual incomes by an average £140 for 100,000 households, benefiting more than 500,000 people, through climate resilient farming systems and diversification of livelihoods. The project is thus designed to scale-up and integrate proven approaches to strengthen climate change resilience for poor and vulnerable households and communities. The project is being implemented in six districts: Kailali, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, and Doti of Far-Western Development Region, and Bardiya and Surkhet of Mid-Western Development Region.

Partners of the Consortium

  • International Partners (7): iDE, ADRA, IWMI, CIMMYT, RW, MU, and Netafim
  • National Partners (4): Rupantaran, RIMS Nepal, SAPPROS Nepal, and NTAG
  • Local Implementing Partners (6): Tharu Women Upliftement Center (TWUC), Sundar

Nepal Sanstha (SNS), Creation of Creative Society Nepal (CCSN), National Environment and Equity Development Society (NEEDS), Rural Development Service Center (RDSC), and Multipurpose Development Society (MPDS)

Project Sub-Sectors: Vegetables, Essential Oils, Nutrition, and Cereals

The overall goal of the project is to improve well-being of poor people, especially women and children, despite exposure to climate related shocks and stresses. The specific outcome of the project is – “poor people in Nepal achieve improved resilience through enhancements in their ability to absorb, anticipate and adapt to climate related shocks and stresses”. The underlying objective is to develop climate resilient livelihoods for local communities through public-private partnership in western Nepal that suffer form climate extremes and environmental disasters. The project expects to achieve the following outputs:

  1. Increased capacity of poor people to reduce their vulnerability to climate related shocks and stresses.
  2. Increased capacity of local government, civil society and private sector to respond and provide support to climate related shocks and stresses.
  3. Better understanding of what works in building resilience to climate related shocks and stresses and integration into DRR approaches.
  4. Improved policies integrating DRR and climate change adaptation in place at local and national levels.

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