Resilience to disaster and climate change
Karnali region is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and epidemics. Furthermore, the increasing impact of disasters and climate change tends to affect poor and ultra-poor people in a more intense manner. Current systems and practices of responding to disasters and climate change impacts by enacting disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation programs, and by mainstreaming DRR and CCA issues are not adequate. The development intervention focusing on DRR and CCA is still not a priority agenda for many other organizations in the hill region especially in Karnali region. Even though thousands of people are affected by natural disasters like floods and landslides, leading them to more vulnerable
condition jeopardizing their livelihood, basic research and studies relating to effects of disasters and climate change have not yet been conducted in the region. Consequently, DRR and CCA are not yet been prioritized. In this backdrop, a holistic approach to underline and link the issue in other development interventions; and establishing a coordination andcollaboration mechanism among the state and non-state actors can improve the situation with regard to DRR and CCA.


– Interventions targeting capacity building of local people in promotion of local employment opportunities by diversifying livelihood options.
– Institutionalizations of local level organizations, including customary ones, in addressing the local needs for IGA activities.
– Instituting coordination and collaboration in introducing innovative technologies for promotion of the local agriculture production, including crop diversification and intensification, in the region.
– Promotion of involvement of private sectors in order to create employment opportunities at the local level.
– Research and studies as regular activities on appropriate technology, economic potentials and creation of new and unconventional livelihood portfolios in the regions.