Nepal receives a significant amount in the name of adaptation finance, however, there are discrepancies in tracking how these funds are being planned and utilized by all involved parties and as per the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In light of this, CARE Nepal has recently accomplished a study on Climate Adaptation Finance Tracking. This report presents part of the outcome of an international pilot project on tracking climate adaptation finance which was simultaneously conducted covering six developing countries –Nepal, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Download to read more.
Unlike many people who had to make a troublesome journey to Nepal, Reshma and her family had an easier border entry.When her family arrived in Nepalgunj, she was happy with the services and facilities at quarantine site provided by the government and non-government organizations. She found it considerate when CARE Nepal handed her a kit including hygiene materials for women.
Life is not an easy journey for all, and many mostly only struggle. Kamala Devi Bohora from Waiyabehedi, Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan city-2 is one of those hard-working women who has been struggling throughout to earn a livelihood and secure a good future for the family mostly her children. Currently, she has been staying in a quarantine center in Nawadurga Secondary School in Dhangadi. With a family of seven, including her husband, two sons, and three daughters, she has struggled with her husband to secure a good future for her family.
SAMARTHYA Project: Promoting Inclusive Governance and Resilience for the Right to Food has identified, piloted and scaled number of models which will help reduce vulnerabilities and increase adaptive capacities in relation to climate change. This document consolidates the climate resilient scalable models on land and agriculture. These models will provide visible benefits so that small scale, marginalized; and women farmers adopt them with minimal external inputs, and also help promote them with local governments for subsequent implementation. Download the document to read more.
The purpose of this brief is to share the lessons of Hariyo Ban Program on DIA-RP to wider stakeholders at different levels so that the Poor, Vulnerable and Socially Excluded (PVSEs) who are most affected by climate change and disasters in addition to their socio-economic vulnerabilities, get due priority and appropriate support in policies and actions. Additionally, while the need to prioritize support for target groups2 is generally well accepted, DIA-RP provides the method and options to effectively reach target groups. Download the document to read more.
The project aims to support people’s organisations contributing to strengthening capacity and spaces of poor and marginalized women and men mainly landless and small holder farmers to build economically empowered and resilient communities. Download the brochure to find more about this project.
Bhunu Tamang, (name changed) 20, lives with her parents along with her two brothers in Godawari-10 Municipality. Due to her family’s poor economic conditions, Bhunu had to discontinue her studies after the 5th grade and work since the age of 13 in a factory. Once a week, she had to work a double shift in the factory which included a night shift. During these night shifts, the women were subjected to abuse by the manager and other male workers in the factory.
Tulasa Danuwar is originally from Sindhuli district. 18 year ago, after her home and land were washed away by a flood, her family moved to Hetauda where they worked as street vendors for 4 years. After saving some money they moved to Kathmandu and started selling clothes in the streets of Sundhara. But 6 years ago a car went out of control and hit Tulasa while she was working and left her with a broken foot.
Pooja Pode, (name) 42 is from Chettrapati, Dalko, Kathmandu. Like her mother, she worked as a sweeper for the Municipality of Kathmandu for 9 years. Her husband, an alcoholic, passed away 7 years ago leaves her as the sole breadwinner of the family. Unable to provide for her two daughters and son with her current salary, she had to quit her job.
Babita Shrestha, 31, lives in Kathmandu with her husband and two children. She has been working as a tempo driver for 11 years in the capital. Together with her husband, who is also a driver, she earns enough to sustain their livelihood and educate their two children.