A team from ICLEI South Asia recently visited Nepal’s Karjanha and Dhulikhel municipalities to engage in constructive discussions with municipal officials and to collect information essential for formulating the Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA), evaluating the Local Disaster and Risk Resilience Plan (LDRRP), and to identify feasible pilot projects, as part of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network Phase-3 programme.
In Karjanha, the programme team provided key stakeholders, including the Mayor, the local disaster management officials, administrative officer, and a representative of Aasman-Nepal, a local non-governmental organisation, a comprehensive overview of CDKN Phase-3, and offered technical assistance for the review of the LDCRP, with an emphasis on incorporating gender and socially inclusive aspects. They also discussed with municipal officials the identification of a project on locally-led adaptation and gender inclusivity as a pilot under the CDKN programme. A climate core team has been formed to spearhead the implementation of the initiative in the city, ensuring a comprehensive and community-centric approach to climate resilience.
In Dhulikhel city, CDKN aims to help strengthen the city’s preparedness against climate challenges, with a strong focus on inclusivity. The programme team met the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and other stakeholders, while formally introducing CDKN Phase-3. The municipality will receive technical support from ICLEI South Asia in the preparation of a gender and socially inclusive LAPA. The steering committee, which was established in the planning stages of the Volunteer Local Review, has been designated as the climate core team responsible for the development of the LAPA.