The project was developed in close consultation with key government partners engaged in climate risk management, particularly flood risk management. Intense consultations with local government line agencies, communities, Community Based Organizations and Non-Government Organizations in the target areas have been made. The project is well-aligned with national policies and goals on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Human Development. The project builds on the knowledge generated by other relevant national and international adaptation and DRM programmes/projects.

Strategies under two components/outcomes are as below:

First outcome/component

The strategies for reduction of potential losses from GLOF hazard includes development of  an artificial controlled drainage system combined with installation and operationalization of automated and community-based early warning system and strengthening the individual and institutional capacities for GLOF risk management.

Second outcome/component

The strategies to reduce human and material losses from recurrent flooding events in four flood prone Mahottari, Siraha, Saptari and Udayapur districts are operationalization and implementation of locally-appropriate structural and non-structural measures, including flood-proofed water and sanitation systems, a sediment control programme, river bank and slope stabilization, Community Based Early Warning System etc. along with capacity building of stakeholders and communities across level.

Furthermore, the project gives strong emphasis on community engagement, inclusion and empowerment of women and socially excluded groups.