Activity 1: Initiate, organize and capacitate multi-stakeholder platform at selected local government for SDG6.5.1
Access to safe and affordable drinking water is a fundamental human right, and it is crucial for achieving sustainable development. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 aims to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. One of the key targets of SDG 6 is to implement integrated water resources management (IWRM), including through trans boundary cooperation as appropriate. SDG 6.5.1 specifically targets the implementation of IWRM at all levels, including through the participation of local communities and stakeholders.
The objective of this activity is to initiate a multi-stakeholder platform to facilitate the implementation of SDG 6.5.1. The platform will bring together various stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations, academic institutions, private sector, and communities, to collaborate and coordinate their efforts towards achieving SDG 6.5.1. The study is being carried out and the final report shall be uploaded after the completion of study.
Activity 2: Developing GESI mainstreaming guideline using IWRM approach in a selected municipality
Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) is an important component of sustainable development. It is essential to ensure that development programs and projects are inclusive and address the needs of all sections of the population, particularly those who are socially marginalized. Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) is a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources in order to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. The purpose of this concept note is to outline a proposed project to develop GESI mainstreaming guidelines using an IWRM approach in a selected municipality. The study is being carried out.
Activity 3: Assessment of Country Status on Implementation of Climate Change in Nepal
Nepal is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its geography and socio-economic conditions. Climate change is already affecting the country’s agriculture, water resources, health, and infrastructure. In response, the government of Nepal has adopted various policies and strategies to address climate change and its impacts. However, the implementation of these policies and strategies has been slow, and there are gaps in their effectiveness. Therefore, there is a need to assess the country’s status on the implementation of climate change and identify opportunities for improvement the objective of this study is to
- To assess the current status of the implementation of climate change policies and strategies in Nepal.
- To identify gaps and challenges in the implementation of climate change policies and strategies.
- To identify opportunities for improving the effectiveness of climate change policies and strategies.
- To provide recommendations for enhancing the implementation of climate change policies and strategies in Nepal
The study is being carried out and the report shall be uploaded soon