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The Hariyo Ban Program II addressing biodiversity threats and climate vulnerability, with a goal of increased ecological and community resilience in the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape (CHAL) and the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL). The major objectives are  1) improving the biodiversity conservation and management of the CHAL and TAL (Biodiversity Conservation); and 2) reducing climate change vulnerability in CHAL and TAL (Climate Change Adaptation).Collaborating with CARE Nepal since May 2017 as a local implementing partner, GONESA Nepal has been implementing program in Kaski , Syangja and Tanahu district.

Climate change is affecting people and nature in Nepal, and impacts are increasing as climate change advances and there arse more extreme weather events. Major effects to date include impacts on agriculture and livestock from unpredictable monsoons and other rains; increased scarcity of water supplies; and increased risk of floods and landslides. Underlying causes of these include poverty, increasing demand for land for development purposes, weak enforcement of existing policies, and poor governance.

In order to address these issues, GONESA Nepal  has been supporting in the  implementation of selected local adaptation plans of action (LAPAs) and integrated sub-watershed management plans (LSWMPs) prepared/revised in Phase I and II, targeting critical watersheds, vulnerable sites, and vulnerable forest-dependent communities. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster management has been integrated with CCA in order to build resilience of communities and ecosystems, mainstreaming LAPAs and CAPAs with local disaster risk management plans (LDRMPs) so local development plans can cover climate and non-climate disasters. The program has also focused on mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and governance in different level ensuring greater participation of women, poor, and marginalized groups in leadership, advocacy, decision making, and benefit sharing in natural resource management (NRM) and climate change adaptation.

Target Communities

Primary beneficiaries are poor, dalits, indigenous/marginalized, janajatis and climate vulnerable communities whereas concerned government line agencies, civil society organizations, private sectors and media are the secondary beneficiaries of the Hariyo Ban Program.


  • Local Governments (Metropolitan city/ Municipalities/ Rural Municipalities and ward offices)
  • District Coordination Committee
  • Division and Sub-division Forest Office
  • Soil and Watershed Management Office
  • District Disaster Management Committee
  • Cottage and Small Scale Committee
  • Sub and Micro Watershed Coordination Committees
  • Community Forest Users’ Groups

Working Area

GONESA Nepal, Hariyo Ban Program II is working in six working blocks of Seti sub river basin which covers the three districts i.e. Kaski, Syangja and Tanahun.

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