Client

Hariyo Ban Program/World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Project Period

August 2018 to October 2018

Project Area

Chitwan Annapurna Landscape (CHAL) and Terai Arc Landscape (TAL)

Cross Cutting Issues

The Hariyo Ban Program-II, aims to increase ecological and community resilience in two landscapes-Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) and Chitwan Annapurna Landscape (CHAL). The program has two major thematic components-biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation, and two cross-cutting themes (governance; and gender equality and social inclusion).

The basic updated information on status of the present environment condition is scattered and haphazard. Therefore, a document entitled ‘Environment Outlook of Nepal’ document was drafted with the support from GEF-5 program and WWF UK with initial coordination of previous Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) in 2015.

To address gaps and update new policies and institutional arrangements in line with new federal structure, this assignment is redesigned under Ministry of Forest and Environment to review and revise the document draft outlook document.

Objectives of the assignment

Hariyo Ban Program, funded by USAID and implemented by WWF, has assigned SW Nepal to review and revise the final draft of the document ‘Environment Outlook of Nepal with updated information on emerging environmental policies in line with new federal structure of Nepal.

Services Provided by SW Nepal

SW Nepal will carry out the following activities to meet the study’s objectives.

  • To carry out an intensive review of the draft outlook document.
  • To revise the document with appropriate updated information derived from reference materials such as sectoral and cross sectoral policies related to environment and natural resources.
  • To hold consultation meetings with the key officials of the Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE)
  • To conduct interactions and interviews with experts on emerging environmental concerns in the new federal system of Nepal

Output

SW Nepal will deliver revised document on ‘Environmental outlook of Nepal’. The revised document will have updated policy materials associated with the emerging challenges of environmental elements and natural resources in the context of new federal governmental structure.