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Community Based Climate Risk Management Initiatives

Community Based Climate Risk Management InitiativesSindhupalchok district is facing highest degree of impacts of climate change and climate induced disaster along the risk of earth equake and other hazards. Landslide, floods, lightening and fire are common hazards of the district. The district is ranked in moderate category (0.356-0.600) to an overall climate change vulnerability index and stands at first vulnerable district to landslide hazard out of 75 districts. Most of the land in the district lie in steep topography. The inappropriate and traditional farming system in marginal land due to poverty has one of main reason for increased disaster risk. The resources, capacity, knowledge, attitude and practice of the local community are not sufficient enough to cope with disasters induced by emerging climate change in the Himalaya. Lack of upstream and downstream communication and joint planning for land use are also causing increasing loss from water induced disasters. Hence, aiming to improve disaster resiliency of the community, a pilot project named "Regional Climate Risk Reduction Project" (RCRRP) was launched on 2009 in joint effort of European Commission/ Humanitarian Aid and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and CDECF as local partner. Consolidating the learning of RCRRP, a new project named "Community Based Climate Risk Reduction Project" (CBDRMP) is initiated on January 2012 under the financial support of UNDP/Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Program. CDRMP is implemented in six VDCs- Bansabari, Sindhukot, Thakani, Haibung, Bhotechaur & Bandegau with the aim of strengthening and institutionalizing community based disaster risk management. The major activities of the project include multi-hazard risk assessment, sensitization of the target community on disaster risk reduction (DRR), preparation of watershed management plan, land use and land plan, creation of community based disaster risk reduction committee (CBDRMC) and environment conservation (ECO) and DRR clubs, preparation of local disaster risk management plan (LDRMP), strengthening and institutionalization of CBDRM and support CBDRM initiatives.