German Minister visits CEAPRED’s project site in Kavre

Germany’s Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction, and Atomic Safety, Dr Barbara Hendrix, was impressed by the techniques adopted by Nepalese women in Kalchebesi of Kavre district to fight the adverse consequences of Climate Change in agriculture. Minister Hendrix visited the fields and interacted with women farmers of the Resilient Mountain Village project being implemented by CEAPRED with the help of ICIMOD/Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Program (HICAP).  The participating women farmers have set an incredible example of how the issues of climate change can be successfully handled using knowledge, skills and resources that are locally present in their community. Speaking to the women groups gathered in Patlekhet -8, Kalchebesi; Minister Hendrix remarked that their knowledge regarding climate change and the adaptation skills had impressed her immensely.

MinisterHendrix, who was on a 4-day visit to Nepal, went to Kavre to visit Kalchebesi of Patlekhet VDC on 4th April observe the new farming techniques. She was accompanied by nine other delegates from Germany including the German Ambassador to Nepal.  The Director General of ICIMOD together with his team and the Chairperson of CEAPRED with his team facilitated the visit.

CEAPRED, with its expertise and long experience in the region has been implementing the RMV project in the mid hills affected adversely by the Climate Change. Resilient Mountain Village Project is being implemented in 4 sites of 3 VDCs viz. Nayagaun, Mahadevstan, Patlekhet and Panchkhal municipality of Kavre district. Besides, CEAPRED has also been implementing Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation Project in partnership with ICIMOD in Udayapur district of Nepal since 2015.