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Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

Adaptation for smallholders in Hilly Areas (ASHA) Project of Nepal
Engila Mishra
Climate change adaptation (CCA) considers identifying and undertaking the actions to adapt to climate extremes and variability and has economic and social value both in dealing with today’s climate related concerns and also to withstand the future changes in climate related risk by building climate resilient pathways. The main objective of this workshop is to learn the best practices from different organization on climate change adaptation with Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) aspect. The purpose of this workshop was;  To explore the contribution of climate change adaptation and GESI consideration in different project /programs  To share national level best practices of climate change adaptation with GESI consideration including ASHA Project  To discuss and make some way forwards in identify the role of stakeholders/ governments /donors in restructuring context in order to prepare and mainstream climate change adaptation plan Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building Technical Workshop was organized from Adaptation for Smallholder in Hilly Areas (ASHA) Project in line with component one with respect to building capacity of participating institutions for inclusive, scalable climate change adaptation. The workshop took place on 6th and 7th July 2018 in Godawari Village Resort at Godawari. The overarching goal was to improve the knowledge–base and to raise national and local level policy reflection to address the impacts of climate change as well as on best practices and options to increase awareness and preparedness for adaptation to climate change in all line ministries staffs. The workshop participants, represented from various Government Agencies, Swiss Development Cooperation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), INGOS and NGOs, mostly Joint Secretary, Under Secretary and government officials of MoFE, MALMC, Department of Livestock and Department of Forests and Soil Conservation and Key Experts and Project Directors from the WWF- Hariyo Ban, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, ICIMOD, Project and ASHA's central team. The workshop was highlighted and shared with the international and national climate change initiatives and project and program based experiences and lessons learned on good practices, options and approaches to assist in building the resilience of the rural poor and smallholders to cope with climate risks.

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