What is CFGORRP ?

Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal, GEF and UNDP. The project is being implemented under National Execution/Implementation Modality (NEX/NIM) by Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) under Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) as the lead Implementing Agency.

The major source of funding to the project comes from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) managed by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP. This is the first project being implemented with the Global Environment Facility´s Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) after endorsement of Nepal’s National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA).

The project contributes to NAPA Profile 3 and 4, which are respectively – ‘Community-Based Disaster Management for Facilitating Climate Adaptation’ and ‘GLOF Monitoring and Disaster Risk Reduction’.

The project will directly benefit an estimated 96,562 community members vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

The project covers five districts in two discrete geographic areas of High Mountains and Terai region.

The project duration is of five years, 2013-2017.

Project Objective

The project objective is to reduce human and material losses from Glacier Lake Outburst Flooding (GLOF) in Solukhumbu district and catastrophic flooding events in the Terai and Churia Range.

The project is further streamlined into two outcomes as two components, being implemented in two discrete geographic locations.

First Outcome – Component I, aims to reduce risks of human and material losses from Glacial Lake Outburst Flooding (GLOF) events from Imja Lake.

Second Outcome – Component II, aims to reduce human and material losses from recurrent flooding events in 4 flood-prone districts of the Terai and Churia Range.