Hariyo Ban program developed integrated Institutional Capacity Assessment (ICA) and Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) packages to create safe space to identify strengths, gaps, and improvement actions through informal reflective sessions and undertake collaborative efforts and actions.
Khageri Khola Sub-Watershed in Chitwan is an important sub-watershed area that connects Chitwan National Park to Annapurna and Manaslu Conservation Areas. Each stakeholder has their own program and plan in Khageri Khola and without coordination among each other, the efforts will not be making significant changes at scale in the targeted groups and ecological sites. Hariyo Ban Program coordinated with relevant persons, government line agencies, local government representatives, Khageri Khola Water User Association, Community Forest User Groups, NGOs, and communities to come up with joint solutions.
Community Learning and Action Centre (CLAC) is one of the key initiatives adopted under the GESI/Governance theme of Hariyo Ban Program. The main purpose of CLAC is the empowerment of the poor and excluded people/communities through analysis of key barriers for women and marginalized communities to have an equitable access to benefit sharing from the natural and other resources and ensuring their effective participation in decision making process of Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups.
Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) is an innovative mechanism to promote sustainable financing for climate change adaptation and landscape management which considers integrated conservation and development and provides an appropriate incentive mechanism to service providers. Hariyo Ban Program piloted PES schemes with the objective of establishing a potential sustainable financing mechanism for integrated watershed management that increases resilience of local communities and ecosystems.
Hariyo Ban Program introduced 6 different climate smart and time and energy efficient packages of adaptation technologies to help reduce the workload of targeted groups and increase productivity. These tools and technologies played an important role in building adaptive capacity of the poor and vulnerable farmers by efficient use of land and water resources.
Use of leaf bag is a more effective method for the seedling germination, as the seedlings can be transplanted directly into the soil without removing the bag, reducing the risk of root damage as well as causing no adverse impact on the environment. Hariyo Ban Program II supported promotion of the concept of using leaf bag as a part of local solution in Western TAL as it was found to be economically viable and environment friendly.
Hariyo Ban program promoted agro-met advisory services as an innovative platform to provide farmers and concerned stakeholders with real-time weather data and forecasts to come up with crop/livestock management strategies and operations in the emerging contexts. Such information increased their level of awareness, skills and adaptive capacities, resulting in improved behavior and actions related to farming.
Hariyo Ban Program facilitated a systematic process to prepare a differential impact assessment and response plan (DIARP) by reaching out to the most vulnerable and potential impact groups and stakeholders, to assess differential impacts, explore their underlying causes and identify appropriate response measures to tackle the climate vulnerabilities.
Nepal is categorized as the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. Hariyo Ban regularly supported, facilitated, and engaged with local governments to mainstream Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in their policy and strategic/periodic/annual planning process through capacity building, vulnerability assessment, adaptation/DRR planning and its implementation.
Hariyo Ban Program has worked to benefit nature and people in Nepal through biodiversity conservation, market-based livelihoods and climate change adaptation. As part of this initiative, the project introduced and implemented Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in coffee and bel juice production enterprises for value addition and market linkages.