Anukulan / BRACED Project

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Developing Climate Resilient Livelihoods for local communities through public-private partnership for 500,000 poor people in western Nepal that suffer from climate extremes and disasters

Project Sub-Sectors: Vegetables, Essential Oils, Nutrition, and Cereals


Anukulan – BRACED is a UKAid funded three year (2015-2017) duration project implemented by International Development Enterprises (iDE) and its consortium partners. The overall goal is to improve the well-being of poor people, especially women and children, despite their exposure to climate related shocks and stresses. The project facilitates the development of sustainable rural organisations around economic opportunities in agriculture, water resource management, and community forestry. It promotes the harmonisation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) planning and climate change adaptation (CCA) strategies to influence climate risk management policies and institutions. It empowers women to take leading roles in rural institutions and contribute to economic opportunities through public-private partnerships. Furthermore, Anukulan aims to improve food security and nutrition, and increase annual incomes by an average £140 for 100,000 households, benefiting more than 500,000 people, through climate resilient farming systems and diversification of livelihoods. The project is thus designed to scale-up and integrate proven approaches to strengthen climate change resilience for poor and vulnerable households and communities. The project is being implemented in six districts: Kailali, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, and Doti of Far-Western Development Region, and Bardiya and Surkhet of Mid-Western Development Region.

Partners of the Consortium:

  • International Partners (7): iDE, ADRA, IWMI, CIMMYT, RW, MU, and Netafim

  • National Partners (4): Rupantaran, RIMS Nepal, SAPPROS Nepal, and NTAG

  • Local Implementing Partners (6): Tharu Women Upliftment Center (TWUC), Sundar Nepal Sanstha (SNS), Creation of Creative Society Nepal (CCSN), National Environment and Equity Development Society (NEEDS), Rural Development Service Center (RDSC), and Multipurpose Development Society (MPDS).

Expected Results from the Project:

  • No. of households directly covered by the project: 100,000 households

  • Increased average annual income per household through climate resilient diversified livelihoods: GBP 140

  • Reduction in proportion of under two year children who are suffering from under nutrition (characterized by underweight WAZ<-2 and stunting HAZ<-2): Under Weight: 8 % and Stunting: 6 %

  • Number of people whose resilience to climate extremes and disasters has improved as a result of Anukulan support. (measured through a five-dimension composite indicator, and disaggregated by gender - KPI 4): 500,000

  • Change in average Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) score measured through a five domain composite score: 50%


Major Project Updates (Jan 2015 – March 2017):

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Photos By: Bimala Rai Colavito, iDE Nepal Volunteer